All set for Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championships

17 Jun 2015 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) - All is set for the second edition of the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championships, which kicks off Friday.
The championship's first teams arrived on Tuesday, while the rest of the teams are expected in Windhoek on Wednesday.
Team Seychelles arrived in the capital on Tuesday afternoon, while teams from Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Kenya, South Africa (SA), Botswana and Zimbabwe are expected on Wednesday afternoon.
Zambia, which was a participating country in the championships, withdrew due to other golf tournament commitments.
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) Marketing Manager Ian Stevenson told Nampa on Wednesday the tournament is all about pride as the players are all amateurs.
“The winner of an amateur event may not win any prize money, so this is purely for pride, for an individual pride for the country, and of course to put your name on the trophy,” Stevenson said.
The 26 players from the nine different countries will have a practice round on Thursday, after which they will take on the serious part of the championships on Friday morning.
The tee-off will take place at 07h00 and all teams will play two rounds of 18 holes on Friday, with the final round on Saturday.
The winner will be awarded his Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket at a gala dinner on Saturday.
The youngest player is only 19 years old and hails from Zimbabwe, while Team South Africa entered the oldest player at the age of 68.
The Africa Jacket tournament will be played at the Windhoek Country Club Resort Golf Course in Windhoek.