19 Jun 2015 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) The first players teed off at 07h00 on Friday in the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championship.
The players were set to play two rounds of 18 holes each, and the finals of the championship are set for Saturday.
Namibian amateur golfer, Paul Ndeilenga from Swakopmund told Nampa on Thursday he is ready for the championship as he as recently as a month ago played in Uganda before taking a short break for this year's Africa Jacket event.
I am not worried, but in the new team Zimbabwe entered this year there is this guy, Stuart Krogg. I know him, but the other players I do not consider as a threat, a confident Ndeilenga said.
Top amateur golfers from nine countries are taking part in what is the second edition of the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championship.
The tournament has shown tremendous growth. Ian Stevenson, Marketing Manager of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), said on Thursday the event last year started off with only five countries, compared to this years nine.
Initially 10 countries including host Namibia were going to participate, but Zambia has withdrawn as their players have other golfing commitments.
Stevenson earlier this week said the tournament has the potential to grow even as countries such as Mozambique and Mauritius have already indicated their interest in taking part.
This is the beauty of this competition, we (NBL) can actually expand it to however many participants we want to, he said, adding that there is nothing stopping them from even obtaining entries from overseas.
The winner will receive their trophy and green jacket during a gala dinner on Saturday night.
The tournament is taking place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort's Golf Club.