Security and logistic firm G4S has ventured into junior golf sponsorship which includes bankrolling tournaments and providing material support to the national junior golf team.
G4S managing director (MD) Hennie Uys unveiled the world said this when they sponsored the monthly mug for the Southern Region at the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Sunday where they also presented golf shirts and caps to the junior national team ahead of the Tri-Nations Golf Tournament slated for December in Harare, Zimbabwe.
“We have started on a small-scale but as we go along, we want to get bigger and better.
“As a company, we have got social responsibility projects to plough back into the country through sports,” he said.
Uys also said it is through investing in junior golfers that young talent can be nurtured and groomed.
“So, we are looking at getting more involved in their development as well. Besides, sports helps in team building and promotes health minds and bodies.”
He said they are looking at partnering with the Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) and BSC in the near future.
National junior golf coach Dingaan Chirwa, who is also a member of the Southern Region Golf Committee, commended G4S for the support.
“We have potential in junior golfers, but what we lack is support like for the past two months we have not had the monthly mugs because there was no sponsor. So, we are grateful to G4S,” he said.
During the tournament, seven handicapped (h/c) Peter Lumbe won the 18-hole boys category with a 70 net score followed by Rayaan Raidhan (h/c28) who had a 73 net score while Killian Mmangeni (h/c30) came third with a 78 net score.
Talumba Ntaba (h/c36) won the girls’ category with 79 net followed by Rihanna Coombes (h/c36) with net 82 whereas Zita Rodrick (h/c26) was third with 86 net.
Rick Chikwekwe Jnr won the nine-hole category followed by Troy Johnson and Nandi Munthali.
Amaury Uys won the boys’ five-hole section followed by Pride Njawala and Sizwe Chiphiko in that order whereas Mireille Katunga triumphed in girls’ category followed by Mina Karuku and Ann-Rose Chirwa.
Matty Karuku shone brightly in the combined three-hole section followed by Alvin Chirwa and Mwai Kaphale.