By Duncan Mlanjira
The Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) TNM golf tournament will be used as a qualifier for the Hotel Victoria Matchplays which the club will be holding.
The club’s Ladies Golf Section included men golfers to spice up the quarterly TNM-sponsored tournament that tees-off on Saturday, February 20.
In a communication from Andrew Ngomwa, the club’s competitions and handicap secretary, says only the best 32 teams of two will qualify for the Hotel Victoria Matchplays.
The BSC Matchplays start with doubles and the losers later compete in singles singles.
TNM, the premier mobile service provider, unveiled a K3 million sponsorship package for the ladies’ quarterly tournament and to spice it up they included the men.
They will compete for trophies for the winner, the runners-up, third place as well as awards in the longest drive and nearest to the pin.
There will also be trophies for the winner and runner-up in the junior girls category.
The ladies captain Connie Muguvu-Karuku said the tournament has received so much interest from golfers from both BSC and Country Club, Limbe.
“We are excited and proud to host this tournament because ladies have minimal [sponsored] tournaments.
“We want the country to know that BSC ladies golf section is taking ladies and girls’ golf seriously and TNM have made their mark by supporting us,” the captain said.
TNM has always supported ladies tournaments at BSC as well as the national team in international tournaments.
The mobile service provider also bankrolled the ladies East and Central Africa Regional Challenge which Malawi hosted at Lilongwe Golf Club last year, the first time-ever for Malawi to host a ladies international golf tournament.
TNM’s Chief Commercial Officer Dan Makata said TNM was very passionate towards sports and was happy to contribute towards the development of ladies golf in the country where the sport is dominated by men.
“TNM as a Malawian company is always committed to supporting the development of sporting disciplines in the country,” he said. “We believe with such sponsorship like the one we are unveiling will contribute significantly to the development of sports among women and, of course, keeping them in shape.”