Lawyer Gabriel Kambale has, on Sunday, added another trophy to his long-list of medals after emerging as champion in Airtel Money Men’s Champion Golf Tournament at Limbe Country Club, Blantyre.
Kambale proved his composure and skillfullness by outclassing 152 golfers in the three-day tournament that saw him pocketing other two medals to justify why he emerged a champion.
He got Overall Best Golfer as well as Nearest to the Pin trophies. For emerging champion, Kambale received a trophy, a golf bag and K15,000 Airtel Money voucher as well as a tyre repair kit.
Other golfers who emerged winners in other categories include Fear Chimwaza who topped B category followed by Francis Mwansa on second position as well as a Mr. A Lazarus who became number one in group A and was seconded by Clement Chilungulo.
Don Whayo was Best Senior Golfer.
The competition held to a tune of K5 million, proved to be a moment when men were separated from boys, as golfers turned out highly charged to patronize this year’s largest men’s golf tournament.
Kambale, owner of GK Associates law firm, described it as quite tough and promised to retain the championship if the tournament returns next year.
“There was stiff competition especially on the last day (Sunday). But there is always one winner, and am happy to be the one. I love golf, I train when I have time but my secret is not to have any expectation. I just want to play and enjoy the game,” said Kambale.
Airtel Malawi Managing Director, Saulos Chilima said was impressed with the turnout and the individual performances, which proved that the game was slowly but surely improving.
Chilima promised to stage another tournament next year, which will be extended to other regions in the country.
“Men fall only inorder to rise but some have a tradition not to win anything. This is what was witnessed during these three days. Be assured that next year we are coming big. It will be a tournament that will not only be staged in Blantyre but other parts of the country as well. This tournament is to show our appreciation of the support we are getting from you our customers,” said Chilima.
Dubbed as a must-attend for all stakeholders, the three-day tournament attracted elite of golfers from various corporate institutions including banks.
Aside hosting the tournament, Airtel Malawi also donated K200,000 to Limbe Country Club for the maintainace of the golf course.
Most golfers have bemoaned vandalism of golf courses as one of setbacks affecting the sport in the country. Airtel Money Marketing Manager, Masiye Mazaza said the tournament was a thank-you feast to its high value customers, especially those who play golf.
“These are the elite of the industry and its been long time since we gave them such feast. This is one way of showing how we value their loyalty and transaction with our services,” said Mazaza.
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