Stage is set for Zambia Open Golf Championship
May 20, 2016
With only 10 days to go before the prestigious KCM 2016 Zambia Open tees off, all is set for Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and the Nchanga Golf Club to host yet another major golf tournament.
The golf championship is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 31st May to Saturday 5th June 2016.
The Golf Championship has attracted over 130 international and local players who include former champions, Scottish Doug McGuigan, who scooped the last KCM Zambia Open staged at Nchanga Golf Club in 2011, the 2008 winner Tyrone Ferreira and Justin Harding the 2012 Champion.
From the local front, Zambia’s most celebrated golfers Madalitso Muthiya and his Ndola-born counterpart Dayne Moore will be leading the pack with the hope of snatching the coveted title.
The Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) has confirmed that 25 sponsors cutting across the telecommunications, banking, insurance, mining and construction sectors have come on board to help raise $480,000 out of $500,000 required to host a successful tournament.
ZGU President Jason Kazilimani has thanked the various partners for their response to the clarion call to support this tournament which is a major event on the Sunshine Tour calendar. He has appealed for more financial support.
“Although we are just a few days from the tournament we are still appealing to other partners to come on board because the Nchanga Golf Club requires further financing to make this a memorable event that will not only boost the profile of golf and its development, but will make it a bigger and better event. I encourage Zambian companies to support this noble event.”
KCM’s involvement in the Zambia is anchored on its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, underpinned on four pillars including sport.
CEO Stephen Din said recently “KCM supports sport because it is an excellent way to develop leadership. We are always looking to develop the next generation of leaders for Zambia and for our business. Golf is one of the sports which helps individuals to keep fit and provides an excellent platform for business interactions”.