On Saturday most amateurs are travelling to Manicaland to take part in yet another national tournament to be held at Leopard Rock Golf Club this month, the men’s Manicaland Province Golf Union amateur championship. Last week the same club hosted the Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union Manicaland stroke play. This weekend’s tournament will be played in three divisions.
The Championship A Division and B Division will be playing a medal game format on 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday while the C Division will be playing Stableford on 18 holes Saturday and Sunday.
This is a very important tournament for the amateurs as it counts towards the national amateurs’ order of merit points.
The last points game was played in Bulawayo, the Matabeleland Amateur Championship last month and was won by Clive Nguru. It remains to be seen if he would maintain his form at this mountainous championship course.
The defending champion shall also be fighting to maintain his title as the champion of Manicaland.
In and around Harare
On Saturday at Chapman Golf Club there is the Trust Bank Golf Day tournament, and Sunday’s competition is a four-ball betterball bogey-plus which is kindly sponsored by RTG. It is a busy weekend as there are two tournaments on Sunday.
In the morning there is the Arcadia Community Golf Day followed by the Kariba Golf Society in the afternoon.
At Wingate Park Golf Club there are two tournaments on Saturday. In the morning is the BAT competition, and in the afternoon there is a bogey-club competition.
And just near the airport in Hatfield, at Falcon Golf Club Saturday’s competition is a medal game while Sunday it will be individual stableford.
On Saturday at Warren Hills Golf Club there is the ZNA Mashonaland Central Chapter golf tournament, and on Sunday the club is staging a medal game.
Nearby at Sherwood Golf Club there is a Mexican hat competition on Sunday and up north at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club the only tournament this weekend is Saturday’s medal competition.
At Royal Harare Golf Club, the Directors’ Cup competition which was scheduled for Saturday been postponed to a later date towards the end of next month.
However, on Sunday the Shumbas Golf Society will be there in numbers for their weekly tournament.
Lastly, next week from July 1 — 3, the Zimbabwe Ladies Golf Union is hosting the prestigious Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy. It will be played concurrently with the Zimbabwe Ladies Open Championship.
The venue for these tournaments will be Royal Harare Golf Club.
For those that have not seen the regional women play it will be the chance which should not be missed and at the same time we need to be there in numbers to give our women maximum support.