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Price nominated for Zim Golf Awards

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ZIMBABWE golf legend Nick Price was yesterday named among the nominees for the inaugural Zimbabwe Golf Awards (ZGA) to be held at Chapman Golf Club tomorrow in recognition of his achievements in putting Zimbabwean golf on the world stage.

DANIEL NHAKANISO
SPORTS REPORTER

Price, who now lives in Florida with wife Sue and three children, was nominated for the International Golf Ambassador award together with Brendon de Jonge and Tony Johnstone.

The three-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Famer is widely acknowledged for paving the path for golf in Zimbabwe.

Price’s later brother Tim, who passed away in 2010 could also be honoured posthumously after being nominated for the Lifetime Golf Achievement Award together with Anderson Rusike, the first winner of the Zimbabwe Open.

Veteran golf development coach Baylis Roger, ladies golf stalwart Covell Tesa, veteran sports journalist John Kelly and one of the country’s first black professionals Steve Matondo were also nominated for the same award.

NewsDay Sport, which has comprehensively covered local golf, was also nominated for the Golf Publication of the Year.

Top junior golfer Stuart Krog, who recently qualified for the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games after winning a bronze medal at the African Youth Games, was nominated for the Male Junior Golfer of the Year together with Jack Allard and Promise Mariyacha.

The ZGA will be proceeded fundraising dinner to be held at a local hotel tomorrow evening.

ZGA’s move to host the awards ceremony come at a time when Zimbabwean golf is coming from a very successful year in 2013 as it strategically positioned itself ahead of the return of the sport to the Olympics in 2016.

Amateur Female Golfer — Yolanda Mbaiwa
Amateur Male Golfer — Chibvuri Biggie, Nguru Clive, Vincent Scott
Female Junior Golfer — Bekker Daniele
Male Junior Golfer — Allard Jack, Krog Stuart, Mariyacha Promise
Golf Development Programme — Hatcliffe Golf Development, MARUSP, Special Olympics Golf Development, Holiday Junior Golf, ZJGA Holiday golf
Special Olympics Female — Musariri Munyaradzi
Special Olympics Male — Jack Dadirai
Most Improved Female Golfer — Nyamukondiwa Margret
Most Improved Male Golfer — Chinhoyi Robson, Hundivanga Spencer, Mapwanya Visitor, Vundla Thembelani
Golf Achievement Award — Dzingai Esther, Muridzo Lewis, Rukawo T
Lifetime Golf Achievement Award — Baylis Roger, Covell Tesa, Kelly John, Matondo Steve, Oosthuizen Harry, Price Tim, Rusike Anderson
Corporate Recognition Award: Delta Beverages, FBC Bank, Net One, Old Mutual
Male Professional Golfer: Cairns Ryan, Charamba Tongoona, Howie Dale, Musemburi Tich, Mketekete Ignatius
Female Professional Golfer: Muridzo Roda, Nyakatawa Jessie, Riley Cathy
International Golf Ambassador: de Jong Brendon, Johnstone Tony, Price Nick
Golf Reporter of the Year — Chitsiga Takudzwa, Muthali Josh, Nhakaniso Daniel
Golf Publication of the Year — NewsDay, Tee Time Magazine, The Herald

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Guys, it would have been nice to also honour Lewis Chitengwa Jr, posthumously. He was a great golfer and beat Tiger Woods in the Orange Bowl.

  2. Nice. That spirit of inclusiveness is what is needed in sports. Some of Zimbabwe’s greatest sportsmen are actually white Zimbabweans.

    In sports we should just break the color barriers because when that Zimbabwean flag is raised on a world stage it doesn’t matter weather you’re black or white. It brings joy and great sense of patriotism to every Zimbabwean.

    I think sports, can actually teach us Zimbabweans to work together if we want to succeed, honoring white Zimbabwean who excel does not mean giving up gains of Independence. It means the opposite, that we are actually embracing our diversity as a nation.

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