Price memorial tourney to establish golf foundation

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The Brooke Golf Club is to commemorate the life of the late Tim Price with an invitational tournament in his name expected to raise sufficient funding for a substantial Junior Golf Foundation at the club.

The tournament will be held on September 24 with a full field expected.

Profits from the project will form the bulk of finance necessary for the Brooke Junior Golf Foundation to be established.

It is considered to be a fitting memorial to Price, who made the development of junior golf in Zimbabwe a principal factor in his life and career.

The foundation, which will be headquartered at The Brooke, will be overseen and controlled by a board of trustees.

Part of its objective is to provide equipment and coaching, limited assistance for education costs and the funding of travel costs for juniors taking part in international, regional and local tournaments.

The cost of becoming a foundation member is $1 000 and the aim is to raise $20 000 initially. Donors and well-wishers are asked to contact general manager Graham Rolfe.

Price was the older brother of triple major winner Nick, whom he coached when they were children.

He sprang to international prominence when, during a World Championship match at St Andrews, he was drawn to play the great Seve Ballesteros in a medal matchplay event, losing by only one shot.

Meanwhile, seasoned local professional Tongo Charamba won the Hwange Chaferfly Golf Open at Hwange Colliery Golf Club on Sunday.

Charamba carded a four-under par 140 to finish a shot ahead of Bulawayo-based Peter Banda who finished on three-under par 141 while Jack Rogers was in third place on level par at the 36-hole tournament.

More than 140 professionals and amateurs from all corners of the country descended on the mining town from Friday as the tournaments teed off with a Pro-Am tournament.

The tournament was being bankrolled by Chaferfly Enterprises, a leader in mining equipment supplies and provider of electroplating services.