If there is anyone who has a lot of faith in the National Golf team it’s their coach Amos Kamya.
Kamya believes the team that won the East African Golf Challenge last year and the Africa Zone VI in April is good enough to repeat the same feat on foreign soil.
These players are good enough to win anywhere, with good training and facilitation from the Uganda Golf Union, they can win from anywhere. All we need is to go in time, train on the course and acclimatize, these players have the discipline to see them through any kind of challenge and most importantly they listen to me.
Kamya told journalists at the Nile Special Uganda Sports Press Association monthly dinner in honor of the before later revealing what make the team tick on home soil.
We had the home advantage because of the greens, which proved hard for South Africa and other countries to play at. When it rained on day one, we knew we were going to triumph, because those are the kind of conditions we have been training in.
The landmark at the par 72 Uganda Golf Club Kitante last month was Uganda’s first at continental level, becoming only the third country after South Africa (19 titles) and Kenya.
Last year in August the same side won the East African Golf Challenge at the Entebbe Golf Course.
Uganda will be required to defend the Zone VI and the East African titles next year in Swaziland and Rwanda respectively later this year.
Then there is the all Africa Stroke Play Challenge in Kenya that Kamya will also give a shot at.