Windhoek Pairs title in sight for Tanzania golfers

Sunday May 19 2019


Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s golfers who are in divisions B, C and Ladies have been offered a chance to compete in Namibia’s Windhoek Lager Pairs competition.

Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) Chairman Chris Martins said each golf club in the country is required to organize a tourney so to obtain winners who will later compete at the national level.

Martin clarified that the national event will select one pair in each category that will later compete in an international tournament to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. He explained that leaders of the clubs are required to plan their competitions before TGU stages the national event.

“It is good news for Tanzania golfers in divisions B, C and Ladies. It will be the first time for the Tanzania golfers to compete in the Windhoek Lager International Pairs tournament in history. The tournament will enable our golfers to showcase their talents internationally,” said Martin.

The International Pairs Worldwide was created in England in 1999 and started as a regional inter-club “pairs” competition in the Hampshire area to celebrate the Millennium. That was 16 years ago and the tournament has grown into an International event of some significance.

In 2005 South Africa was added to the list of participating countries as we contested the World Final at Celtic Manor.

By the time the previous Title Rights Holder decided that a nine-year involvement was sufficient, there were nearly 10 000 participants at close to 150 qualifying events each year. In 2016 Windhoek Lager stepped up to the plate and has signed a 3-year sponsorship deal.

In addition to the Windhoek Lager International Pairs Tournament, an additional tournament will take place – the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Tournament.

Meanwhile, golfers forming the national male team ahead of the 2019 Windhoek Lager Africa Championship are required to as well form their pairs for the event. The golfers are Victor Joseph, Richard Mtweve, Ally Mcharo and Abbas Adam. The golfers will represent Tanzania in the 2019 Windhoek Lager Africa Championship.

The golfers have already qualified for the Namibia event and if they excell, they will compete in Lisbon, accoring to Martin.