Lilongwe based Zone VI golfer Gift Landisi earned himself bragging rights when he won the inaugural Masters Security Services Golf tournament played on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the country’s sole 18-hole golf course of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
This was the first golf tournament to be sponsored by Masters Security Services, a subsidiary of Masters Group Limited, which was also officially launching a new ultra technology alarm system for both property and life security.
It was sponsored to the tune of K7 million.
Landisi earned himself the tournament’s bragging rights after posting an impressive net score of 69 in a field of 70 golfers, who graced the day-long completion that was played on medal format.
“I am proud to be the first winner of this tournament and I thank God for all what He has done for me today. Let me also thank Masters Security for sponsoring this great tournament and the wonderful prizes,” said the 9 handicap golfer, who got a trophy and fridge from the security experts.
Trailing the champion was another Zone VI golfer Adam Sailesi, who counted out third-placed Shepherd Tembo on 69 net. Sailesi received a trophy and a power generator with Tembo getting a trophy and home theatre from the sponsors.
There were also prizes for the fourth and fifth golfers, which went to former golf captain Thakor Mahendra and Gershom Chima on net 70 and 71 respectively.
Thandor Sibindi had the longest drive for men while Alipo Nyondo got the Nearest-the-pin.
In the ladies’ section, the top prize went to evergreen Dr Sue Makin, who had a net-score of 73 ahead of second placed Faith Longwe. Tigist Habte-Michael, came third with a net-score of 76.
For winning the ladies’ section, Makin, who is a medical doctor also got a trophy and a fridge with her runners-up walking home with a generator and home theatre respectively.
“It was really a great day for me. I don’t think I played very well but I played better than the rest of the lady golfers,” said Makin, who also grabbed both the Longest Drive and Nearest-the-pin prizes for the ladies.
Speaking during the presentation Masters Security Business Development Director Christopher Njeula urged the golfers to utilise the security services being offered by the Lilongwe based company, which has been in the business for four years.
“We offer a number of security solutions ranging from standard guards, elite team and alarm response team. For the alarm response, you just press a baton and our team appears on the scene within five minutes.
“We are also launching a new ultra technology alarm system, which will guarantee you both property and life security. This is the first of its kind and we are the only company in Malawi offering the solution, which we have acquired from South Africa tailor made for Masters Security. Under this system, an alarm will ring at our station as well as on your phone once there is an intrusion at your house.
“If there is fire at your home while you are asleep or someone tries to open your gate, the alarm will go. We also detect from our station if any of our personnel guarding your premises is absent using a remote control system and are able to act accordingly,” said Njeula, flanked by the company’s chief technician Peter Kanzunguze.
Managing Director Alfred Ruwani Gangata said he was greatly impressed with the response from golfers, promising more golf tournaments at the club.
“We have been mainly associated with football. We sponsor the Southern Region Football Association league and have a team in Central Region Football Association League premier division. But looking at the support we have been getting from golfers, most of whom are decision makers in their companies and organisations, we decided to extend our social responsibility to golf and we are here to stay,” said Gangata.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :