Malawi Golf Society UK (MGS) held its first Malawi UK Open Championship last Saturday at Leen Valley Golf Club in Nottingham where Robert Hendrikse triumphed.
The event was organized by Robert Brown Consulting Group (RBCG) and Softek Shipping Solutions, Malawian-owned companies based in UK.
The golf course itself was in pristine condition and extremely challenging. Picturesque tee-off positions were followed by greens on hill-tops and included a 30 metre drop to on a Par 3 200 yards.
The field included players from Malawi including Gareeb Osman and former football star for Bullets and Mighty Wanderers Mike Gladstone, Zimbabwe and UK.
Hendrikse was the winner with an impressive score of 34 points.
Although attendance to the event was less than expected, the show went ahead and produced some interesting running battles in the field.
At after the front 9, three players scores were level. On the last hole, it was a two-horse race between Hendrikse and Gareeb Osman. Hendrikse held his nerve with a 25 foot putt which sealed the victory.
Hendrikes also collected the prizes of Longest Drive with a 310 yard drive, and nearest to pin challenge from the Communications and Media Secretary Martha Storey Nkhoma.
The Society also took the opportunity to elect an interim Committee as follows:
Chairman and Treasurer: Gareeb Osman
Vice Chairman and Marketing: Chauncy Gondwe
Communications and Media: Martha Storey Nkhoma
Committee Members: Michael Gladstone, Robert Hendrikse, Rohan Mahomed.
Speaking after the event Chauncy Jere thanked all participants and Gareeb Osman thanked all the sponsors for their contributions towards the success of the event.
The Society plans to hold a monthly mug, with a penciled in date of 3rd October 2014 in Northampton.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :