The Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union (ZLGU) has pronounced the 2013 golf season a huge success after the association managed to fulfill all fixture obligations locally and internationally.
By Munyaradzi Madzokere
In her 2013 overview report, the now substantive ZLGU president Nancy Dube said 2013 had been successful as they managed to stage four local tournaments in five different provinces namely Matabeleland, Midlands, Manicaland, Mashonaland East/West and Harare.
“The national team travelled to South Africa for the Region All Africa Challenge Trophy and to Nairobi, Kenya for the Gilbertson and Page Golf Challenge. The ZLGU Open Stroke Play was successfully held at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club which saw 79 ladies participating with 10 ladies from Zambia and one lady from Tanzania,” she said.
Dube also took pleasure in highlighting the successful hosting of a three-day tournament for up and coming female golfers, in the ages seven to 18 years category held in August.
She added that the golf union was looking forward to increaseing the number of junior tourneys next year so as to build a national team with the help of coach Rhoda Muridzo.
Acting as ZLGU president for the better part of the 2013, Dube was elected substantive president at the AGM held at Wingate Golf Club last month and will now work with a new executive comprising Priscilla Makurumure as honorary secretary, Christine Gunundu, treasurer, Odiline Kava as the executive officer while Thembi Moyo joins Linda Turnball as Trustees.
“As an executive, we are looking forward to an even better year and hope to work harder and improve where we did not do well this year.” Dube said.
Kenya Open champion Batsirai Tilowakuti topped the 2013 ZLGU Order of Merit standings winning three out of the five local competitions she competed in including the year ending Singles Matchplay tournamament. Yeukai Mubaiwa finished second, while Loice Chingono, Shamiso Makwara and A Alfazema were third, fourth and fifth respectively.