ZGA to honour Chitengwa Jnr


ZIMBABWE golfing prodigy Lewis Chitengwa (Jnr), who died suddenly at the age of 26 in 2001, will be honoured by the Zimbabwe Golf Association (ZGA) at the second edition of their annual awards banquet at Warren Hills Golf Club tomorrow.


Chitengwa Jnr will be posthumously recognised with the Lifetime Golf Achievement Award together with John Nixon and Harry Oosthuizen.

The local recognition comes after Chitengwa Jnr was recently inducted into the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame in South Africa.

His father Lewis Muridzo, the veteran Wingate Golf Club-based coach, was also presented with the same award last year in recognition of his contribution to local golf.

Top junior golfer Kieran Vincent, who helped the national junior golf team to a commendable 12th place finish at the recent Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan, was also nominated for the Junior Golfer of the Year and the Most Improved Golfer of the Year awards.

ZGA Awards Nominees

Male Junior Golfer of the Year: Jack Allard, Justin Kirsten, Kieran Vincent
Female Junior Golfer of the Year: Danielle Bekker, Margaret Nyamukondiwa
Amateur Male Golfer of the Year: Stuart Krog, Visitor Mapwanya, Tonderayi Masunga
Amateur Female Golfer of the Year: Alfazema Aulia, Loice Chingono, Batsirai Tilowakuti
Golf Development Programme of the Year: Mashonaland Junior Golf, Matabeleland Junior Golf, University of Zimbabwe Golf Development Programme
Most Improved Female Golfer: Danielle Banda, Natasha Chitukukwe, Emily Jones
Most Improved Male Golfer: Jack Allard, David Amm, Kieran Vincent
Male Professional Golfer of the Year: Tongoona Charamba, Brian Gondo, William Lake
Golf Publication of the Year: NewsDay, Staying the Course, The Herald
Golf Reporter of the Year: Josh Munthali, Sukoluhle Mthethwa, Daniel Nhakaniso
Golf Achievement Award: Julia Drazdik, Cedric Jonker
Lifetime Golf Achievement Award: Lewis Chitengwa (Muridzo Jnr), John Nixon, Harry Oosthuizen
Corporate Recognition Award: Chaferfly Enterprises, Toyota Zimbabwe, Premier Auto Services
International Golf Ambassador: Tony Johnstone