First Bulawayo Golf Shines
The inaugural Bulawayo Golf Tournament took its first steps to life and set the usually vibrant City of Kings further alight as the good people and corporates of Bulawayo joined hands to play for charity.
They were two competitions in one, the main competition, an 18-hole, a 4-ball alliance with the best three scores to count. The normal golfers who play on Fridays at the Bulawayo Country Club were allowed to join in the fun and play 9 holes, and the 9 holes were the front 9. Organising committee member Hazrine Hapazari described how they fixed the competition, “So, to make it fair, the guys who also played 18 holes were allowed to compete in the 9-hole competition instead of the 4-ball alliance. Within the 4-ball alliance, they were split into partnership. “It’s a better ball AB, and CD. The better ball score for AB and CD were recorded. The golfers were then competing with players who only played 9 holes,” said Hazrine.
At the end of play, there were no losers, the real winners being the kids battling cancer in the various walls within the confines of cancer in Parirenyatwa, Mpilo, Sekuru Kaguvi, and Sally Mugabe Hospitals, and beyond. The prize-giving ceremony was a marvel to watch as winners were treated to PowerPoint and video presentation of the work of KidzCan by Executive Director, Daniel Mckenzie who thanked the Bulawayo community for coming in their numbers to support. The fundraiser set the stage for yet another pulsating experience with hopefully a full house next year.