By Nathan Atiluk
Uganda Breweries Limited, through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager, has today announced sponsorship of the 75th edition of the annual Tusker Malt Uganda Open Golf Tournament scheduled for the 7th September, 2017 – 30th September, 2017 at the prestigious and historic Uganda Golf Club.
Tusker Malt Lager has injected over UGX 500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance to show its support for the development of the game golf in Uganda. There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from UGX 230 million to UGX 250 million.
In a bid to further raise the profile of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open within the region and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as attract notable professional players from across the globe, Tusker Malt Lager has amplified its cash sponsorship of this year’s tournament.
The Uganda Breweries Limited marketing director, Juliana Kaggwa, made the announcement during a press conference to communicate the upcoming tournament dates.
“Our partnership with the Uganda Golf Union from 2010 has yielded tremendous results. Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the Union to turn the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open into one of the biggest and most sought after tournaments in Africa.” She said.
Set to be played over 18 holes on one of the toughest courses in Uganda, the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open will attract over 500 amateurs, pros, seasoned pros and unseeded local players for the ladies, amateur and professional ranks tee off, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting tournaments in recent history.
According to the Uganda Golf Union, this year’s Open will have three parts of the tournament. The ladies will be playing from 7thSeptember – 9thSeptember, 2017, the amateurs will play from 13th September – 16th September, 2017, while the professionals will play from 27th September – 30th September, 2017.