Marvin Kagoro ready to drive off at Entebbe Golf Course

Playing golf at the lake side par 71 Entebbe Golf course is not only refreshing but also a lifetime feat achieved.

Golfers converge at this oldest golfing facility in East Africa that is decimated by trees and dog-legs as they drive off the tee-boxes, evade the numerous sand bunkers, chip to approach the greens and putt to glory.

Besides net-working, exercising, golfers often come for a round or two to compete and seldom, contribute towards a given social cause.

Golfers pose before tee-off during the 2021 Rotary Fundraiser in Entebbe

On the International Labour Day, a big field of close to 160 golfers converged in Entebbe for the Annual Rotary Golf fundraiser.

The day-long championship was organized by the Rotary Club of Kitante, meant to solicit funds (about $ 20,000) for fresh and clean water supply to the communities of Kamwkoya, a Kampala city suburb.

A total of 36 teams (each with 4 players) took part in the tourney whose mode of play was stable ford (full-handicap).

Rotarian Hannington Mpiima addresses the media after playing

 Hannington Mpiima, a top official in rotary club of Kitante lauded all the golfers and partners for the positive worthwhile cause.

“I am happy for the partners and all golfers who joined hands in this fundraiser. We hit our intended target. This will be an annual championship on Labour Day every year.” Mpiima disclosed during the 19th hole experience at the merry making and prize giving ceremony.

Jim Muhwezi was enthused playing in Entebbe once again

Jim Muhwezi, a member of Uganda Golf Club in Kampala was excited upon to return to the Entebbe course for a round of golf, on a good cause.

“I had taken time to play golf in Entebbe. The fundraising drive was a good social cause and I had to take part” Muhwezi stated.

Jim Muhwezi in action
Lady golf drives off

Top Performers:

Team Kabalaza won the overall prize in the teams’ category with 114 points fetched.

The Kabalaza team had the likes of Peter Apell, Elton Tembo, Andrew Baguma and Joseph Galiwango.

Emmanuel Medical Team receives their trophies

The runners up were Emmanuel Medical Team with 109 points, winning on countback ahead of Master Power.

Emmanuel Medical Center was constituted of Patrick Ndasa,  Ashiraf Bagalana, Emmanuel Moko and Samuel Kato.

Master Power team had Yunus Bbaale, Allan Muhereza, John Muchiri and a lady, Irene Nakalembe.

Besides the overall trophy for each team, individual golfers got customized trophies as well.

Muhammed Jezan, winner group B putts to the pin


Handicap 20 golfer Russel Knight emerged the overall men winner with 43 points.

Godlive Nayebare, handicap 30 championed all the ladies with 42 points.

Group top performers:

Handicap three golfer Christopher Baguma tallied 39 points to win group A men.

In group B, Muhammad Jezan (H/C 17) championed with 42 points.

Peter Kagumya was top of group C with 37 points playing off handicap 27,

The crowning ceremony during the 19th hole


Rita Apell (handicap 17) scored 38 points to take the group A top honours in the female gender.

Charity Atuhaire (handicap 34) was the best female golfer in group B with 39 points.

Patrick Mugisha (right) shows off his prize for winning the putting challenge

Side Bets: (Putting)

Patrick Mugisha was the best putter (golfer) and Andrew Ntegeka was the best putter (non-golfer).

The event will be held annually for different purposes.

Lady golfer putts to pin

Overall Performance:

Winning Team: Kabalaza – 114 Points

  • Peter Apell – 40
  • Elton Tembo – 38
  • Andrew Baguma – 36
  • Joseph Galiwango

1st Runners up team: Emmanuel Medical Center – 109 Points (Count-back)

  • Patrick Ndasa – 37
  • Ashiraf Bagalana – 36
  • Emmanuel Moko – 36
  • Samuel Kato

2nd Runners Up team: Master Power – 109 Points (Countback)

  • Yunus Bbaale – 38
  • Allan Muhereza – 37
  • John Muchiri – 34
  • Irene Nakalembe

Overall Winners:

  • Men: Russel Knight H/C 20 – 43 Points
  • Ladies: Godlive Nayebare H/C 30 – 42 Points

Group Top performers:


Group A:

  • Winner: Christopher Baguma H/C 3 – 39 Points

Group B:

  • Winner: Muhammad Jezan H/C 17 – 42 Points

Group C:

  • Winner: Peter Kagumya H/C 27- 37 Points


Group A:

  • Winner: Rita Apell H/C 17 – 38 Points

Group B:

  • Winner: Charity Atuhaire H/C 34 – 39 Points

Side Bets (Putting)

  • Golfers: Patrick Mugisha
  • Non-Golfer: Andrew Ntegeka
Golfers pose for a group photo during the Rotary Fundraising tournament in Entebbe

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

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