Vodacom Tour events to promote Tanzania golfers globally

Dar es Salaam. Vodacom Tanzania Plc has embarked on a strategic partnership with Lugalo Golf Club to launch the Vodacom Tour as part of its dedication to advancing sports and digital innovation.

The collaboration marks a pivotal moment as Vodacom Golf Tours, a nationwide initiative, aims to integrate cutting-edge technology with sports to enhance the golfing experience throughout the country.

Vodacom Tanzania Head of Marketing and Enablement, Aileen Meena, said their aim of supporting the game is part of their involvement in sports development in the country and globally.

“We are delighted to partner with Lugalo Golf Club to bring the ‘Vodacom Golf Tour’ to golf lovers and the community. This partnership stresses our dedication to merging technology with sports, offering participants and viewers an unparalleled experience, both on and off the ground,” said Meena.

She said the key highlights of the partnership include high-speed internet connectivity to ensure seamless participation, advanced technology integration featuring real-time player results, and an interactive event app that will redefine engagement in golfing events.

Additionally, tailored corporate events will foster valuable professional connections amidst the picturesque setting of Lugalo Golf Club. For his part, retired Brigadier General Michael Luwongo, who is the chairman of the Lugalo Golf Club, expressed excitement about the opportunity to be part of the Vodacom Golf Tour.

“This partnership exemplifies our joint dedication to enriching community engagement and fostering inclusivity within the realm of sports. Golfers who will compete in this year’s Lugalo Open tournament, slated for July 5–7, will enjoy the fruits of the partnership,” said Luwongo.

He highlighted that Lugalo Golf Club plays an important role in developing golf in Tanzania, grooming both junior and new adult golfers for the global stage, without neglecting women golfers and people from all spheres of life, both local and international.

Meanwhile, Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) Chairman Gilman Kasiga said, “The Vodacom Tour will run across different golf clubs in the country, enhancing opportunities for Tanzanian amateur golfers to effectively participate in the global amateur pathway that was launched worldwide.

Kasiga said that the move will provide them with the chance to earn Global PGA Tour Cards, which was not possible before.

“TGU commends Vodacom for the move that will promote our golfers not only in the country but also internationally,” he said.

For her part, Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU) President Queen Siraki commended Vodacom for their significant support, marking the highest development of the game.