Lady captain Grace Kabenero (second left) holds the trophy alongside other partners


The organizing team of the 2023 UGC Lady Captain's Prize Golf championship received a boost with the UGX 20,000,000 sponsorship package from Standard Chartered Bank Uganda.

  • Tournament: 2023 Lady Captain’s Prize Golf Championship
  • Professionals: Friday, 17th March
  • Main tourney: Saturday, 18th March
  • Format of play: Medal (Full Handicap)
  • Venue: Uganda Golf Club, Kitante – Kampala

At least 200 golfers are expected to grace the 2023 Lady Captain’s prize golf championship at the par-72 Uganda Golf Club, Kitante in Kampala.

The two-day tournament swings off with the professionals on Friday, 17th March for their UGX 7,000,000 kitty and a special UGX 2,000,000 for the two female professionals (Irene Nakalembe and Flavia Namakula).

These will joined by the national junior team golfers who will use the championship for practice ahead of the All Africa Junior championships at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, Kigo.

On the subsequent day, the main championship will take effect.

The organizing team of this championship received a boost with the UGX 20,000,000 sponsorship package from Standard Chartered Bank Uganda.

Official launch of the UGC Lady captain 2023 golf tournament | Credit: Kmaupdates

March being the women’s month, the bank sought it prudent to celebrate the feminists.

Sanjay Rughani, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda noed that through golf sponsorship, it is one way of rewarding their loyal clients.

Golf is a great way for our clients and all players to unwind as they pursue their wellbeing. It enables them take the load off, unwind and reenergize to break the monotony of work and hectic lifestyles. By partnering with the Uganda Golf club ladies’ section for this tournament, our clients & players are guaranteed a sporty fun day filled with various activities like networking with fellow strong female & male professionals in the country. As a bank, we always look for solutions that add value to various segments of our clients with the understanding that they desire different experiences and enjoy varied lifestyles during various stages of their lifecycles. Our sponsorship of golf is a recognition that our clients have robust lives beyond banking and our aim is to continuously enhance their day-to-day lifestyle as we reward them for banking with us.

Sanjay Rughani, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Uganda
Grace Kabenero (Left) and Sanjay Rughani, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Uganda addressing the media at Uganda Golf Club, Kitante | Credit: Kamupdates
Grace Kabonero in action during a 2022 tournament | Credit: David Isabirye

The Lady Captain of Uganda Golf Club, Grace Kabonero openly expressed delight upon the sponsorship as they continue to celebrate the International women’s day.

We are very pleased and excited about the partnership between Standard Chartered Bank Uganda and the Uganda Golf club, ladies’ section. This tournament is an annual event that brings together women golfers from across the country and this year we have different categories of players, ladies, men, seniors and some Junior golfers. We are ready to host all participants especially the women as we celebrate this women’s month.

Grace Kabonero, Lady Captain – Uganda Golf Club

Standard Chartered Bank is joined by CASE Medicare Care, Crown Beverages and Housing Finance among others as partners.

The golf tournament is expected to attract participants from across the country and will provide an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to compete in a friendly and competitive environment.

Saturday, 18th March 2023 will a day out for many lady golfers at UGC during the Lady Captain’s Golf Prize | Credit: David Isabirye

Golfers across the different handicaps (under medal format) will be in contention for varying prizes.

 The prizes (trophies and other goodies) will vary from the outstanding performers in the different groups A, B and C with their rewards for guest golfers, side-bets as longest drive and nearest to the pin.

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

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