The Singleton Challenge, arguably Uganda’s most exciting golf tournament is back in its third season this weekend following a successful 2018 edition which ended with the first-ever ladies’ pair of Sheila Kesiime and Peace Kabasweka winning the ultimate prize.
The third edition of the country’s premier golf experience will commence on January 12 at its famed home; the Entebbe Club, which boasts East Africa’s oldest course. Action tees off with a qualifying round, and will run for seven consecutive months, played on four ball better ball format, with a lower nett score winning the hole.
Speaking to journalists earlier today, Annete Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury portfolio assured journalists that “It’s going to be yet another exciting year at the Singleton Challenge. We have already had two seasons of amazing golf at this tournament and once again in true Singleton fashion, we are going to energise and elevate all the senses together for the next seven months, on the green and at the 19th hole,” said Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury Portfolio.
Each pair will be required to take part in the qualifying round which will be played on a medal basis, with the best 60 pairs’ joining the defending champions and another three pairs (wild cards) picked by the sponsor(s) making the final 64 pairs from the qualifying round. The championship will be played over a stipulated round not exceeding 18 holes. The tournament will also be played on February 16 (round one), March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, and the grand finale on July 13, 2019.
The winning team this year will get a fully paid golfing trip to watch the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic in January 2020. This is the biggest golfing classic aimed at developing professional and casual golf. It has featured golfers such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Henrik Stenson, in the recent past.
There will also be business class return air tickets for the first and second runner-up pairs, as well as the winners of the subsidiary events in both the men’s and ladies’ categories. Other prizes include monthly subscription packages on DStv, golf accessories and HTC goodies.
As is The Singleton’s promise to provide immediate pleasure in its entirety, the third season will continue the tradition of exciting and fun-filled 19th hole experiences and to get things in motion this weekend will be a Caribbean-themed evening. The other sponsors of the Singleton Challenge include; CBA, Serena Hotels, RwandAir, DStv, HTC, Pinnacle Security, Victoria Motors, Afrisafe Risk Partners, Ekspreso and Street Club.