Old Mutual pledge to continue sponsoring golf


Old Mutual Limited has assured golfers of continued sponsorship despite its recent rebranding.

The investment and financial services group recently rebranded from Old Mutual plc to reflect its fresh customer-led approach and stronger focus on Africa.

Old Mutual chief operating officer Khumbo Phiri made the commitment when they hosted a golf tournament at the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Saturday to sensitise their customers to the development.

Old Mutual Life Assurance MD Tavona Biza (C) poses with the winners Kondwani (L) and Marian

“The theme of the tournament was Bringing Out the Champion in You, meaning that we thrive to ensure that you achieve all your financial goals.

“And as Old Mutual Limited, we will always be with you along the way. We thank Blantyre Sports Club for hosting us here as well as golfers for taking part,” he said.

BSC vice-golf captain Keta Mulwafu thanked Old Mutual for its commitment to continue supporting golf.

Geoffrince Kondwani and Hariet Marian emerged winners in men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

The 14-handicapped  (h/c) Lilongwe-based  Kondwani registered a 67 net-score that was spiced up by three birdies and a couple of pars.

He counted out another Lilongwe-based golfer Ken Manda (13 h/c) who had a 68 net score while Gabriel Kambale (3h/c) finished third on net 69 after counting out Gift Chidya Gondwe and Khumbo Mkandawire in that order.

In ladies’ category, Marian (22h/c) came tops with a 71 net score. She counted out Margret Mkwanda (30h/c) who had a 71 net score.

Marian said playing the game while sober was the centrepiece of her triumph.

“I came sober, alcohol was not in play in anyway and I guess that did the trick. I was also confident and relaxed,” she said.

Sophie Kalambule had the longest drive on hole eight in ladies’ category while Chidya Gondwe did it in men’s section on hole four. Linda Kunje was nearest to the pin for women on hole 14 while Peter Matiru achieved the feat in men’s section on hole 12.


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