Lilongwe based veteran golf player Sean Raman was all smiles on Saturday, August 9, 2014 when he emerged champion during the TNM Golf tournament played in sunny weather condition at the 18-hole Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) course.
Raman, who has represented Malawi on several occasions at the Zone VI golf won the tournament after pulling out a net score of 61 in a field of 114 golfers.
“I thank TNM for sponsoring this tournament and the wonderful prizes. Let me also thank my playing partners for encouraging me all the way and everyone for participating in this tournament,” said Raman after receiving his prize- a Samsung S5 mobile phone and a trophy.
On second position was LGC Captain Justice Ken Manda, popularly referred to as Majaji by fellow golfers. He counted out third-placed George Chisambo on net 71.
Manda received a Samsung Galaxy note from TNM with Chisambo getting a Samsung Galaxy tap from the sponsors.
The ladies’ top prize went to Mina Mkandawire who had counted out her playing partner Carlo Banda on 31 points. Mkandawire got a trophy and Samsung S5 with her runner up receiving a Samsung Galaxy note from the mobile phone network giants.
Regina Mwanza won the ladies’ nearest-to-the-pin after a draw with Mkandawire hitting the longest drive. The men’s longest driver was Blantyre based Paul Chidale while Gift Landis had the men’s
Speaking during the prize presentation, TNM’s head of Central Region Danny Malisita said his company was greatly impressed with the huge turn up of golfers.
“The aim of this tournament was simply two fold- to plough back to our customers for all the support they have been giving us and to have fun and interaction with the customers.”
Knowing when golfers fight on the golf course, it is the greens that suffer, Malisita presented a K200,000 cheque to the club for maintenance of the greens.
Club chairman Justin Mkandawire thanked TNM for both the donation and the support the company has been rendering to his club.
“TNM are our main partners. They are behind most of the improvements you see at
this club and we do not take their support for granted,” said the club chairman.
Apart from the golf prizes, TNM also splashed out K120,000 worth of Mpamba to five lucky golfers after conducting a draw.
After the presentation, golfers observed a minute silence in owner of Limbe Country Club green keeper Benard Chizaka, who passed away on the same Saturday after an illness.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :