Royal Harare Golf Club — From yesterday to tomorrow, the Zimbabwe Ladies’ Golf Union is hosting the prestigious Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) which is being played concurrently with the Zimbabwe Amateur Ladies’ Open Strokeplay Championship.
For those that have not seen the regional ladies play it will be a chance which should not be missed. At the same time we need to be there in numbers to give our national team ladies maximum support.
The experience vested in Clair Minter and Rumbi Masambvu in the Zimbabwe team should place Zimbabwe as the country to watch, particularly if they are going to use the advantage of being the host.
The countries which are taking part in this RAACT are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Angola Swaziland and host Zimbabwe.
The countries which have hosted in the past years include Botswana in 2007 at the Phakalane Golf Estate, Uganda in Kampala in 2009, Morocco in 2010 and this time it is Zimbabwe’s turn.
All matches — 18 holes of strokeplay over three days — are going to be played in the mornings which gives the spectators time in the afternoon do other things.
However, it is hoped that many people will wait to witness the flag-lowering ceremony soon after the games tomorrow, at the same time waiting for the prize- giving.
Be there and do not wait to be fed with second-hand stories. See it as it happens. Good luck to Zimbabwe. The nation will be behind you ladies.
In and around Harare, at Chapman Golf Club there is the Telecel Corporate Golf Day and today there will be a medal game kindly sponsored by CBZ. Tomorrow, the Shumba Golf Society will be playing their weekly game.
Country Club has their monthly medal game. The Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club is having a medal game today and tomorrow host Mthwakazi Golf Society.
Ruwa Country Club and Sherwood Golf Club are playing their monthly medal games too this afternoon while at Warren Hills Golf Club there will be an individual stableford competition.
Falcon Golf Club is having the individual stableford competition today and tomorrow. Non-club members are very welcome and there is normally good sponsorship.
Lastly, if you are going to be playing over the weekend in the afternoons, spare an hour or two go and watch the ladies at Royal Harare Golf Club before you dash off for your game.
You never know, you may learn one or two tricks which may result in a big boost to your game.