By Our Reporter
The 8th edition of the Pepsi Independence Day Golf Tournament has officially been launched today with over 120 golfers already confirmed to participate in the annual golf tourney. The tournament which is scheduled to take place between 7th and 9th October will be held at Palm Valley Golf and Country Club in the Akright Kakungulu Housing Estate.
Speaking to media on Thursday, Audrey Lang, the Pepsi Brand Manager revealed that all is set to successfully hold the tournament as she promised that this year’s edition will be more exciting.
“We want to make this year’s tournament more exciting than the previous editions, and we have prepared the golf course in due time and have invited over 150 amateur golfers and 20 professionals.” She stated, adding; “This annual tournament gives an opportunity to local golfers to enhance their growth and globally position themselves better.”
Pepsi is injecting over Ugx 100 million in the annual event with Sheraton hotel and Stanbic bank also contributing Ugx 32 million and Ugx 20 million respectively. Other sponsors include; ICEA, Clarkson Insurance Brokers Ltd, and Mukwano Group.
Meanwhile, there will be a prize fund of Ugx 30 million to be shared amongst the competing professional golfers with several other prizes including accommodation and fitness packages also up for grabs.
Last year, Becca Mwanja and Gloria Mbaguta were the overall winners in the male and female categories respectively.
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