Golfers in Uganda and across the East African region are eagerly awaiting an epic season as the Uganda Golf Union (UGU) calendar is out.
Every calendar month is pre-occupied with an event or two.
With the national team qualifiers done and dusted in January, the second month of the year has the Venus Open in Toro and the opening round of the Windhoek Open.
There will be four rounds for the Windhoek Lager open that will climax on 5th May 2018.
The most prestigious event, the Uganda Open shall tee off on 5th September 2018 and climax on three days later at the Uganda Golf Club in Kampala.
The Pro Open will come two weeks later at the same club.
There are plenty of events for the national teams.
There will be one regional meet and two continental championships for the national team.
As early as March, the Junior national team will depart for the Africa Junior Championship slated for Casablanca in Morocco.
In April, the national team will play at the Zone V event in Harare as well as two tournaments in Kenya.
The first event will be the Victoria Cup in April and the East African Challenge come August.
Entebbe Golf Club shall host the Uganda Ladies Open between 23rd and 25th August 2018.
Following a two year absence from the scene, the Mehta Open returns in April (21-22) at the Lugazi based Mehta Golf Club. Mehta club is being upgraded to 18 holes from 9 holes.
The Entebbe Open will wind up the season on 15th December 2018 at the Entebbe Club.
Non calendar events:
A number of fundraisers, ceremonial tourneys monthly mugs and the famous Singleton Golf Challenge are not enlisted on the official calendar.
2018 Uganda Golf Union Calendar:
- 24th – 26th January 2018: National Team qualifiers (Entebbe and Kampala)
- 10th February: 1st Round Windhoek Lager Qualifier (Uganda Golf Club)
- 17th February: Venus Open (Toro Club)
- 3rd March: 2nd Round Windhoek Lager (Entebbe Golf Club)
- 4th March: Africa Junior Championship (Casablanca)
- 7th April: 3rd Round Windhoek Lager Qualifier (Uganda Golf Club)
- 8th – 13th April: Africa Zone V Championship (Chapman Golf Club, Harare)
- 21st – 22nd April: Mehta Open (Lugazi Golf Club)
- 28th – 29th April: Elgon Open (Mbale Sports Club)
- 5th May: 4th Round Windoek Lager Qualifier (Entebbe Golf Open)
- 19th May: Arua Fundraiser (Uganda Golf Club)
- 2nd – 3rd June: Tororo Open (Toror Golf Club)
- 23rd June: Eskom Open (Jinja Golf Club)
- 12th July: Mbale Open (Mbale Sports Club)
- 21st – 22nd July: Lugazi Open (Mehta Golf Club, Lugazi)
- 1st – 4th August: Zone IV (Nairobi)
- 11th August: Tusker Open (Toro Golf Club)
- 18th – 19th August: Mbarara Open (Mbarara Golf Open)
- 23rd – 25th August: Ladies Open (Entebbe Golf Open)
- 5th – 8th September: Uganda Open (Uganda Golf Club)
- 19th – 22nd September: Uganda Pro Open (Uganda Golf Club)
- 20th – 21st October: Kinyara Open (Kinyara Golf Club)
- 10th November: Kakira Open (Jinja Golf Club)
- 15th December: Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Open)