Malawian golfer of Korean origin Sing Pil Cho was the hero at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday when he emerged top during the Britam Golf tournament sponsored by the insurance company at the country’s sole 18-hole golf course.
Cho came out top in a field of 64 golfers after hitting 39 stableford points ahead of Zone VI golfer Adam Sailesi, who had 37 points.
“I thank Britam for sponsoring this tournament and the wonderful prizes. I am excited to be the winner of this competition. I started my game badly but picked up in the course of the game,” said Cho after receiving his trophy and prize.
Golf Union of Malawi (Guom) president Frank Mvalo finished third after being counted out by the second-placed Sailesi.
The prize for men’s longest drive went to Moses Limuwa while Sheperd Tembo had the nearest-the-pin for both men and ladies.
In the ladies’ category, Evelyn Bailey, playing handicap 29 instead of 30 scored 35 points to finish top ahead of second-placed Dr Susan Makeen.
Makeen had a double glory as she also won the ladies’ longest drive on top of the runner-up slot.
Speaking during the prize presentation, LGC Captain Charles Mvula hailed Britam for remembering Lilongwe golfers after the change of name of the company from Real Insurance to Britam.
Britam Chief Executive Officer Grant Mwenechanya expressed satisfaction with the turn-up of 64 golfers and pledged another tournament next year.
“Our primary objective of sponsoring this tournament was to interact with our customers and clients and get feedback on what we are doing right and where we need to improve and I am happy to report that we have achieved that purpose. Although there was another golf tournament at Kasasa this afternoon, the attendance here was not bad,” said Mwenechanya.
On the marketing aspect, Mwenechanya asked the golfers to patronise Britam’s services and products, saying the company was big enough to handle any risk.
“We are a big group with an asset base of MK532 billion. We in in Life and General Insurance, asset development and are also interested in banking especially in Nairobi, Kenya, where we are listed on the stock exchange. We are also operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Sudan,” said Mwenechanya.
Britam is an acronym of a British-American company, which acquired the majority of shares in Real Insurance in 2014 resulting.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :