The Arusha Times

Issue 00441

October 14 - 20, 2006

issn 0856 - 9135 


Paul Mathyssen (right) receiving Division A prize from TBL Zonal Director, David Mgwasa (Photo by Ramadhan Chitanda)
Mcnevin wins re-launched Ladies meet

Mathyseen shines in subsidiary event

By Phillip Wambugu
The ladies section of the Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club, which had been in a slumber for some time, was re-launched with a bang on Saturday 7th October 2006. The re-launch was preceded by a golf tournament for ladies over 18 holes and a subsidiary event over a similar number of holes. The sponsors of the event were Tanzania Breweries, Bonite Bottlers, Trishalla Steel Rolling Mills, Spanish Tiles, Kitchen Point Shop and Fontini Shop
The first prize for the ladies went to Megan Mcnevin playing off handicap 28 on 75 net. She won on a count back from June Ifill and Ruth Cheluget.
The runner up prize went to June Ifill on 75 net playing off handicap 28 on a count back from Ruth Cheluget. The first runner up prize went to Ruth Cheluget on 75 net playing off handicap 26.
The second runner up prize went to Zainab Laiser, the new Lady Captain, on 77 net playing off handicap 36 on a count back from Trishala Lodhia.
On the subsidiary event pitting men golfers, division A prize went to Paul Mathyssen playing off handicap 13 on 72 net on a count back from Bob Shuma. Bob Shuma also playing off handicap 13 was the runner up on 72 net.
Division B winner was youngster Peter Bruins playing off handicap 28 on a whopping 67 net.
The longest drive went to Haja Modhwadia while Ruth Cheluget was the scorer of the only 2 club of the day.
Asha Mashaka, Lady Captain Moshi Club won the guest prize.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, the Lady Captain thanked all those who played at the event, in all 37 golfers, and thanked the sponsors who had made the event such a resounding success. She encouraged ladies to take up golf and debunked the myth that golf is an intimidating sport. She noted that in golf one enjoys the fresh air on the course and the benefits that go with it.

The chief guest, Mr. David Mgwasa of Tanzania breweries, himself a golf enthusiast thanked the golfers who participated at the tournament and confirmed that Tanzania Breweries will sponsor the Lady's Mugs Tournaments for a whole year starting with the one in November 2006. He called on more ladies to take up golf for the sponsors to justify their sponsorships.
An impromptu fundraising conducted by the Men's Golf Section Captain Richard Gomes, raised over 1.4 million Tanzania Shillings for the Ladies section activities.




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