16th East African Golf Challenge

29th – 31st August 2014

At Entebbe Golf Course

Pilots, sailors, rally drivers and Golfers share one basic aspect in the jurisdiction of their respective line of tasks at hand.

Like a navigator is to a rally ace, the caddies’ role to any golfer will significantly stand out prior and during the swing, chip and putt game.

Golf Caddies world over have a commendable impact on the performance of their players.

 “Apart from carrying the golf bags for the golfers, Caddies read the field conditions for their masters, can suggest which kind of club to be used when, how and where while on the golf course”, Timothy Okwi, the Caddie master at Entebbe Club reveals to Kawowo Sports.

There are 49 caddies set to work the golfers who are participating in the 16th East African Golf Challenge at the par 71 Entebbe Golf Course.

“I have identified the areas which the golfer has to avoid, read the line for him on the greens and advised him on which club to use very often”, Collins Ajidra, a caddie to Kenyan golfer, John Karicho during the Thursday warm up session.

Majority of the caddies being used at the Challenge which tees off Friday and will climax on Sunday are from Entebbe club.

“The advantage is that all these caddies are from Entebbe and they know the course well. We also have reserves, just in case something unfortunate befalls one of them”, Okwi adds.

17 ball spotters (marshals) will be used in the tournament that is sponsored by Uganda Breweries Limited under the gold label John Walker brand.

Each member of the participating countries is allocated a caddie that he plays along with.

Uganda Golf Union (UGU) is sponsoring the caddie facilitation fees.

Team Caddies:


Samuel Kato, Samuel Waswa, Douglas Mugisha, Thomas Namusoso, Andrew Byaruhanga, Vicent Twizere, Tom Birungi, Nolbert Onenwun and Herman ‘Deco’  Mutebi


Simon ‘Woods’ Kapepe Luyombya, Benson Opu, Yasin Saleh Tusiime Tonny Mudungu, Julius Ceaser, Albert Kayom, Tonny Ebegu and Collins Ajidra.


Phillip Tabingwa, Moses Olobo, Francis Odong, Brian Kamoga, Sharon Asiimwe, Mayerson Turyatunga, John Michael Abakanzira and John Abaho.


Vincent Kazo, Donald Oryema Godfrey Bogere, Latif Kaweesa, Phillip Jakiisa, John Bosco Ssendagala and Robert Kakuru.


Zack Omwene, Samuel Wambi, Wahib Oloyi, Fred Anguyo, Emmanuel Moko, Ronald Balayo, Edison Twinamatisko and Isaiah Kagaba


Nicholas Kaweesa, Allan Bumba, Moses Ssebagala, Cockas Elungati, Francis Mafabi, Bulhan Matovu, Henry Chombe and Lawrence Walakira.

Ball Spotters:

Martin Ochaya, Emmanuel ‘Ndiefi’ Agwari, Davis Kato, Bonny Amale, Peter Fadiga, Innocent Opio, Livingstone Wabui, Peter Lokwiya, Enouch Nsubuga, Andrew Ssekande, Abbey Mwesigye, Rest Nalutaaya, Christine Ssempala, Agnes Namutebi, Catherine Kwagala, Umar Katamba and Fred Onenchan

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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