In the third episode of our new series, ‘Five Questions With’, Kawowo Sports speaks to top Ugandan golfer, Martha Babirye.

Babirye, a handicap 4 golfer, has won back-to-back Uganda Ladies Golf Open titles and in this episode, she shares why a Tennis player is her role model and more.

Which strengths do you believe you have that make you a great athlete?

As a sportswoman, I have believed that patience is a key virtue among other disciplines an athlete must possess. Patience makes so many things come to pass of course coupled with hard work. The numerous hours spent in training sessions and competitions are of course rewarded with patience.

Martha Babirye smiles with her trophy at the 18th green Credit: Entebbe Club

Which sport would you play if you were not playing golf and why?

I think if were not playing golf, I would be a perfect swimmer. Swimming is a full body work out and at the same time a life-saving sport. Previously, I have played rugby, football and netball.

Is there a coach or athlete that you look up to as a role model and why?

My role model is that great lady lawn tennis female player, Serena Williams. Williams is an outstanding athlete regardless of the media backlash against black women. She has been my role model because of the success script and hard-working mentality she has.

Rank the top five priorities currently in your life

My top five priorities in life are; God, having peace of mind, money, a good family and great relationships.

Of course, everyone needs God in life with a life precipitated by money, a good family backing and having excellent relationships.

Martha Babirye won the 2019 Ladies open

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gained from your career?

A lot has been said and advised to me. The best piece of advice was that “problems do not ‘finish’, enjoy life. Problems never end, enjoy life as it comes”.

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