The blossoming golfer Levison Kapito on Saturday defended the NBS Bank Monthly Mug which he snatched in April at Country Club Limbe (CCL).
A young brother to the late prominent professional golfer and trainer Gilliam Kapito and being son to a retired caddie master who worked at the CCL for about 27 years, the 31-year-old posted an remarkable net 67 finish to win the NBS Bank Monthly Mug back to back.
Kapito – just three months old in golf – overcame a 67-strongfield that included his runner-up Victor Jere (net 69) and third-placed Aboo Osman (net 70).
He praised his trainer Jimmy Nyalugwe and George Kauma who sponsored his NBS Bank contest.
“I am indebted to Nyalugwe and Kauma. I am very thankful to them,” he said.
Following his victory last weekend, Kapito’s handicap is set to improve from 18 to somewhere between 15 and 13, according to CCL vice-golf captain Chimdima Mhango.
Kapito began playing golf at handicap 24 in April as he was a lawn tennis player.
“I started playing golf to honour my late brother Gilliam and keep alive his legacy on the golf course,” he said.
NBS Bank marketing manager Timothy Ngwira informed the golfers about the Win-a-House competition the bank is currently running.
Said Ngwira: “Deposit K20 000 in NBS Bank’s Current or Savings Accounts to stand a chance to win a house for yourself. That can also grant you an opportunity to enter our monthly draws to win cash prizes and iron sheets.”