The Namulongo Equity Open is back, bigger and better after it’s success in the inaugural season.
The event has acquired Equity Bank Uganda as the new sponsor who have taken over the naming rights as well.
The tournament is due November 11-12 at MaryLouise Simkins Memorial Golf Club in Namulonge.
The Golfers will played over 36 holes for the main even (gross play) and is limited to Handicap index10 and below.
The subsidiary event will be played over 18 holes and is limited to Handicap index 34. No professionals this time round.
“We are extremely excited to become the anchor sponsor of the Namulonge golf open now renamed the Namulonge Equity Open,” Samuel Kirubi, Equity Bank Managing Director said.
“Equity and golf share a culture centred on professionalism, integrity, innovation, respect, and unity of purpose. We will continue to strengthen our partnership with support to other tournaments to deliver this spirit to golfers, communities, and individuals across the country through successful tournaments.”
Collins Bulafu, Captain Namulonge golf club called it an end of year major event.
“I am proud to note the increasing interest in this event from the corporate world as seen from the new sponsors who have come on board. This is an endorsement of the brand.”
Equity Bank continues to show strong commitment to the sport of golf with a history of tournament sponsorship.
Sponsorship started with the Namulonge golf open in 2019 and has included other golf tournaments such as the Serena Kigo fundraising tournament, the Rwenzori open and the Mbarara open.
Equity Banks support includes course materials and prizes among others.
The inaugural Namulonge Golf open tournament was held in 2019. Last year, it attracted 112 players with Marvin Kibirige the inaugural champion. However, he will not defend the title as he has progressed to the professional level.