The fourth edition of the Annual Netherlands Golf Tournament took place today, with golfer Rukundo Paul emerging overall winner in the men’s category with 42 points and Asiimwe Evelyn won the ladies’ category with 89 points. Rukundo beat seasoned golfers to win a return air ticket to Netherlands.
Sponsored by dfcu Bank in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, KLM airlines, VIVO energy, Sadolin Paints and Shares (U) Ltd, the annual Netherlands Business Golf Cup is an event that brings together members of Uganda’s business community in both the public and private sector to provide a networking opportunity with Dutch affiliated businesses.
Last year, over 200 participants teed off at the 2017 Netherlands Business Golf which took place at the Kitante Golf Club. Golfers networked with guests from various business backgrounds as they played on one of Uganda’s toughest golf courses.
Later in the evening, businessmen and women were treated to a dinner and awards ceremony at the Uganda Golf Club, to recognize the outstanding players of the tournament. Speaking at the awards ceremony, dfcu Bank’s Chief Change & Innovations Officer, Paul van Apeldoorn said the tournament provided a platform for various members of the Ugandan business sector to network, share best business practices and in turn grow their individual business pursuits.
There was excitement as the day’s champion was awarded for an outstanding performance on the greens that enabled them win the 2017 Netherlands Business Golf Cup. Both players received fuel vouchers of 500,000 shillings from Vivo Energy and air tickets to Amsterdam from KLM.
Last year’s overall winners were Hillary Ndugutse and Candy Mpanga with 41 and 39 points respectively.
Anton Krisch won the Juniors’ category, while Popat won the Piga Mingi men’s category and Cecilia Ogwal won the ladies’ category.