VETERAN golf Adam Ngamilo put up brave show over the weekend win of this year’s Britam Corporate Golf title a 18-hole tournament held over the weekend at Salaam Gymkhana Club.
Ngamilo won the event after posting 39 stableford points in the fiercely fought event that featured male, female and junior golfers.
“It was good but highly challenging competition and I thank sponsors Britam Insurance Company for giving such an opportunity for us to take part in the event,” said an old and experienced golfer.
He said he faced stiff opposition from young golfers, but managed to survive the scare and beat them all. “ I played really good golf and everything was just going right for me on the course,” a delighted Ngamilo said.
“ I always feel comfortable playing on this course because its greens are perfect and holding well,” Ngamilo added. Aidan Nziku, who penned 37 stableford points, won the men’s category on countback after tying with Shakir Jaffer on the same score.
“It was a closely fought event, but I thank God that I finally made it. Jaffer is a good golfer; he put me under pressure throughout the tournament. I hope next time it will be his time,” said Nziku at the end of the 18th hole.
The ladies division winner was Mary Kimusia who notched 38 points ahead of Vicky Elias who carded 37 points. “You know I did not play for quite sometimes, I felt like I missed some killer shots and went on to scratch at three holes,” said Vicky who also had birdie at par three no. four.
Hawa Wanyeche and Ajay Varma grabbed the ladies and men’s longest drives prizes. The managing director of Britam Insurance Company, Steven Lokonyo, thanked golfers for the good response and promised to continue supporting golf and other sporting events played at the DGC.
“We support sports in the East African region where we work, we support Kenya’s Mathare United and Safari Open Tennis,” he said. “We will also support other sporting events at the club,” he said.
“We have decided to start with golf in order to promote the game among ordinary Tanzanians and clear the notion that, this type of sport is specifically for the rich,” he said, adding that after golf, the company will proceed to bankroll other games as well.
The Dar Gymkhana Club’s Captain, Akil Yusufali, expressed his appreciation to Britam Insurance for their support in both golf and other events at the club and encouraged the firm to host many other sporting events at the arena in future.