Launch of the 2019 Singleton match play championship at Serena Hotel in Kampala. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Season two of the Singleton Golf action at Entebbe Golf Club. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

3rd Singleton match play golf Challenge:

Qualification round: Saturday, 12th January 2019

At Entebbe Golf Club

*This is the third edition of the match play format golf series

*UBL under the singleton brand has invested Shs 660M

*More co-sponsors have been lured on board with CBA as the latest

*All the monthly series will be at Entebbe Golf Club with different prize giving events and theme nights

*Grand finals will held in July 2019 with 12 top performers rewarded with air

*Professionals, too will be part of the tourney, just like last year

*Qualification round seeks to get 60 pairs

*Defending champions and three more are picks of the sponsors to make a total of 64 pairs (128 golfers for round one in February 2019)

*For every month, there will still be a car (Pajero Sport) to be competed for that lucky golfer with a hole in one shot on a given par three hole

There no lingering question across the divide in the Ugandan golfing family that the Singleton Golf series match play championship ranks among the most looked up events on the calendar alongside the Uganda Golf Open series.

For the third year in a row, the Singleton match play golf series championship is once again in the frey at the lake side Entebbe Golf Club.

This year’s event was launched at Nile Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel with all the sponsors and key partners addressing the media about the preparations to have a smooth championship across the seven months of competitive golf.

Launch of the 2019 Singleton match play championship at Serena Hotel in Kampala. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Edwin Tumusiime, the captain of Entebbe Golf Club lauded all the sponsors who have joined hands to make this championship a treasured one.

Speaking on behalf of the main sponsors, Annet Nakiyaga, the head of luxury fortfolio at Uganda Breweries Limited anticipates a much better event with monthly tournaments that will culminate into the grand finals where the winning pair will make it to the 2019 Desert Classic tournament in Dubai.

Nakiyaga indicated that unlike the previous tournaments whose winners were crowned at the 19th hole. This time round, the winners will be handled over their prizes at the 18th hole moments after putting in to the pin.

Thereafter, the thrills and excitement at the 19th hole will take over till the wee hours of the next morning.

Last year, Peace Kabasweke and Sheila Kensiime emerged as the winning pair whilst Herman Mutawe was best professional.

Partners and sponsors’ representatives pose for a group photo at the launch of the 2019 Singleton Golf match play championship at Serena Hotel

What was said at the launch:

We are glad as Singleton to be associated with this tournament which is full of fun and merry making. We are back with a much improved package of Shs 660M for the entire series.  I thank the rest of the other sponsors and the unsung hero, Entebbe Golf Club. There are improved prizes and added entertainment at the 19th hole. This Saturday,  12th January 2019, we have the season opener with the qualification round. All are welcome.

Annet Nakiyaga, UBL Head of Luxury Portfolio
Ivan Mugisha, Country Manager, RwandAir. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Giving back to golfers is what RwandAir thought of when we agreed to partner with this series. We have increased the air tickets from two to 12 tickets for six destinations Mombasa, Cape Town, London Kigali, Nairobi, and Dubai. Intermediary winners will benefit too.

Ivan Mugisha, Country manager RwandAir
Moses Matisko addressing the media at Serena Hotel in Kampala. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Pinnacle Security is glad to be associated with the Singleton Golf Series at Entebbe Golf Club. We shall guarantee the best security before, during and after every championship. As a sponsor, we look forward a great championship

Moses Matisko, CEO Pinnacle Security

We have contributed Shs 20M towards the organisational bit and shall offer prizes to winners at every monthly series like before. We were sponsors last season and have once again returned before it is a worthy cause. Golf is one of the premium sports that is televised on Super Sport, one of the channels that our customers are proud of.

Tina Wamala, PRO MultiChoice Uganda

We shall provide the best meals and drinks services to all our clients before the start, during play and after at the 19th hole.

Grace Katumwa, Expresso

There is value in partnering with the golfing world. As CBA, we are glad to be among the sponsors for the Singleton Golf Series at Entebbe Golf Club. We shall give value to the golfing world.

Gerald Muhereza, General manager CBA

As the lady captain at Entebbe Golf Club, we are always happy the ladies are allowed to be party of this whole tournament and we shall encourage more lady involvement this year round.

Rita Apell, Lady Captain, Entebbe Golf Club

This is the third season of the Singleton match play championship. The format of play brings out the best in golfers. Qualifying round – looking for the sixty four pairs. Defending champions qualify automatically. It is a six months championship. On behalf of Entebbe Club, we welcome the fraternity.

Edwin Tumusiime Captain Entebbe Golf Club
Edwin Tumusiime, Entebbe Golf Club captain addressing the media. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE


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

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