The Uganda Golf Union has summoned 20 golf players for national qualifiers ahead of the 17th edition of the East African Golf Challenge due next month from 17-21 November at the Kigali Golf Club in Rwanda.
The 20 players reported to camp in Entebbe and they include Entebbe’s Martin Ochaya, Patrick Mwaka, Henry Lujja, Robert Oluba, Kato Owen, Andrew Byaruhanga, Herman Mutebi, others on the team include captain Adolf Muhumuza, Lawrence Muhenda, Ronald Otile, Richard Baguma, Daniel Baguma, Ronald Rugumayo, Joseph Okada Cwinyai, Happy Robert, Jinja’s Ismail Mahmoud, Titus Okwong, Hassan Kiyemba, Ronald Bukenya, Abraham Ainamanyi.
The national selectors will trip the team to 8 players after they go through a gruelling round of training that will see play singles, foursomes and Four Ball, Better Ball to select the teams to play in pairs.
Uganda are the defending champions and will be seeking back to back titles with Amos Kamya, coach the team while Oscar Semawere is the national team manager.
The team will play the Rwanda Open before embarking on defending the East African Challenge Trophy.
National Team training schedule
Today’s training programme:
Fourball Better Ball games
FORMER HOSTS & WINNERS
YEAR HOST CLUB HOST COUNTRY WINNER
1999 Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Tanzania Kenya
2000 Sigona Golf Club Kenya Kenya
2001 Uganda Golf Club, Kitante Uganda Uganda
2002 Arusha Gymkhana Club Tanzania Tanzania
2003 Royal Nairobi Golf Club Kenya Kenya
2004 Uganda Golf Club Kitante Uganda Kenya
20 05 Kigali Golf Club Rwanda Kenya
2006 Arusha Gymkhana GC Tanzania Kenya
2007 Bujumbura Golf Club Burundi Kenya
2008 Leisure Lodge GC, Mombasa Kenya Kenya
2009 Entebbe Golf Club Uganda Uganda
2010 Kigali Golf Club Rwanda Uganda*
2011 Arusha Gymkhana GC Tanzania Kenya
2012 Bujumbura Golf Club Burundi Kenya
2013 Naivasha Golf & Country Club Kenya Kenya
2014 Entebbe Golf Club Uganda Uganda
2015 Kigali Golf Club ????