By Duncan Mlanjira
Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) Ladies Golf Section has struck a competition sponsorship with Malawia’s premier mobile service provider TNM, which will be used to prepare for the international junior golf tournament which Malawi intends to host in December this year.
The K3 million sponsorship was unveiled last week for BSC ladies to compete in a quarterly tournament.
BSC Ladies golf Captain Connie Muguvu-Karuku, at the official sponsorship launch, said the tournament will help the lady golfers to sharpen their skills.
“This sponsorship from TNM comes at a time when ladies are yearning to play more golf in their own category,” she said. “More competitions among ladies mean better lady golfers for the country who can represent Malawi at international level.”
Muguvu-Karuku said the TNM tournament will be extended to junior golfers in anticipation of the international tournament Malawi intends to host so that it can sharpen their skills to participate favorably at the tournament in December.
Over 60 ladies are expected to participate in the TNM quarterly tournaments and the first of the series will tee-off on February 20.
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 to contribute towards the development of ladies golf n Malawi.
“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.”
Makata said TNM believes that the sponsorship will enhance the growth of golf among women in particular. He said golf, just as many sporting disciplines in Malawi, is dominated by men and the sponsorship will help reverse the trend.