Independence Day Golf Tourney
7th – 9th October 2014
At Palm Valley Golf Course, Kakungulu Estate.

16 Golf professionals have already confirmed participation for the Independence day golf tournament slated to tee off on Tuesday at the luxurious Palm Valley Golf and Country Club at Akright Kakungulu Housing Estate on Entebbe Road.

Since its inauguration, the tournament has been played at the Kitante Par 72 course at the Uganda Golf Club.

Captain of Uganda Professional Golfer’s Association, Deo Akope has already confirmed participation for the event.

On-form Jinja based professional, Saidi Mawa fresh from winning the JBG tournament at Entebbe is among the professionals who have confirmed for the two day championship.

“On October 9th, more than 100 golfers, both men and women, will descend on Palm Valley to mark Uganda’s 52nd Independence anniversary in style. The professionals will play Tuesday and Wednesday” Innocent Tibayeita, of Sales and Marketing at Crown Beverages Limited (CBL) said.

Crown Beverages Limited through its flagship brand Pepsi, has injected Shs 117 million into the annual golfing tournament, to facilitate the organization of the tourney and make it more exciting than last year.

“The sponsorship, which will cover course preparation, publicity, refreshments, prizes and player kits, among others, is an attestation of the long standing commitment by Pepsi in supporting golfing in the country and the sports fraternity as a whole”, Tibayeita added.

About The Palm Valley Golf Course
Sitting on an expanse of 120 acres of land, Palm Valley is a 9-holes championship course, one of the very best in East Africa.

The course was carefully designed with the expertise of Allan Fredrickson, a renowned designer of championship courses in the UK and USA.

“The Course is in great shape and expect the best golf at this year’s independence tourney”, Palm Valley Club pro, Geofrey Mande told Kawowo Sports on Monday.

Pepsi’s announcement of the sponsorship comes at a time when the company is executing the Pepsi global marketing campaign in Uganda. Pepsi announced its first global campaign, “Live For Now,” early last year.

“The tournament comes on the day that holds a special place in the hearts of both Ugandan golfers and Ugandans generally. Therefore, we are very pleased that we shall make Ugandans cherish the moment now,” Tibayeita added.

Last year, Tanzania’s Angel Eaton won the ladies title while Don Gorman emerged the overall winner in the men’s category.

Aqua Sipi, BTL, Stanbic Bank, Milly Glass, Metal Crowns, ICEA, Pinnacle Security are co-sponsors of the tournament. Crown Beverages Limited, through its various brands, supports various sports in the country including football, motocross, cricket, and volleyball.

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

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