Isaac Job Kabiito ready to swing off during a golf round

Overview:

Parents should ensure they meet all the necessary requirements of that sport to enable the child play that given sport, female golfer Peace Kabasweka.

Many a time parents and guardians play a fundamental role in the tedious up-bringing process of their children.

In most cases, children get a supportive hand from the parents and guardians materially, morally and financially or otherwise.

Career-wise, many young children are guided, too, by their seniors – parents and guardians inclusive.

12-year junior golfer Isaac Job Kabiito from Uganda Martyrs primary school, in Kampala was inspired by the mother, Peace Kabasweka to play the game.

Isaac Kabiito on the golf course at Toro Golf Club

Currently in primary six class, Kabiito commenced the golf career in late 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

He has thus far amassed many encomiums in a variety of categories.

“Isaac (Kabiito) is calm, humble, and intelligent.” Isaiah Mwesigye, the director at AFRIYEA Golf Academy speaks of the youngster.

Peace Kabasweka and Isaac Job Kabiito playing off

Golf has helped him create more friends as the game has also enabled him to refine his demeanor both on-course and off course.

The mother, Kabasweka is the captain of the Uganda national ladies amateur golf team and ranks amongst the best female golfers in the country.

In 2022 alone, Kabasweka triumphed in the Entebbe ladies open and the Uganda Golf Club Ladies championship.

She was third in the Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Golf Open at the Par-72 Lake Victoria Golf Resort and Spa behind winner Martha Babirye and Meron Kyomugisha.

Peace Kabasweka

She encourages parents to engage and involve their children into sports.

Parents need to interest kids to participate in any kind of sport! I personally interested mine into golf because it is a gentleman’s game which shapes the kids character, decency, teaches them honest and integrity. Parents should ensure they meet all the necessary requirements of that sport to enable the child play that given sport for example mine has got whatever it takes to be on a golf course, so he got no reason not to play

Peace Kabasweka, mother of Isaac Job Kabiito

Kabiito’s favorite facet of the game is driving with professional golfer Adolf Muhumuza his best among the coaches.

His mission is to play professional golf and feature in major tours around the world.

Peace Kabasweka places her ball before putting

Martha, Ronald Otile, Joseph Cwinya-ai with Stephen and Isaac Kabiito during the Kids Connect tournament

Player Profile:

  • Name: Isaac Job Kabiito
  • Date of Birth: 14th April 2009
  • Age: 13
  • Mother: Peace Kabasweka
  • School: Uganda Martyrs Primary School, Kampala City
  • Class: P.6
  • Student: Afriyea Golf Academy
  • Golf Debut: 2020
  • Training Ground: Toro Club & Uganda Golf Club
  • Best Skill: Driving
  • Best friend: Anzoo
  • Favorite color: Red
  • Best Dish: Chicken & Rice
  • Best subject: Mathematics
  • Best Teacher: Richard Kamya
  • Other sport: Football
  • Favorite coach: Adolf Muhumuza

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

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