All is set for the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) Vice Chancellor’s annual Golf Tournament scheduled to take place tomorrow at the 18-Hole ZRP Golf Club.
Aimed at mobilising support for 30 personalities at the National Sports Academy at BUSE, the third edition of the golf tournament promises to be a great event with 35 teams officially confirming their participation.
The tournament format is Individual Stableford and over 120 participants are drawn from the institution’s stakeholders, senior management and staff.
BUSE director of marketing and development, Thomas Mahundi, said the proceeds will go towards supporting the welfare of the 30 talented players.
Mr Mahundi said the golf tourney is held as a fundraising project and a platform to interact and network with stakeholders.
“The tournament is meant to raise funds for the welfare of the players who are being groomed by the National Sports Academy and we are expecting over 100 golfers battling it out for a noble cause.
“Funds will be directed towards the school fees, examinations fees, travel expenses stationery, uniforms, accommodation, training kits, competition fees, air-fares, as well as their general upkeep as they travel for competitions locally and internationally,” he said.
“Initially, the University planned for 25 teams but due to overwhelming responses to participate at the upcoming BUSE Vice Chancellor’s 2018 Golf Tournament, we now have 35 teams on the draw,” Mr Mahundi added.
BUSE was given the mandate to house the National Sports Academy by Government in 2006 as an institution that facilitates the development of identified talent with the aim of achieving international success and recognition.
It also deals with talent identification and nurturing it.
Last month, the President of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of Bindura University of Science Education, Emmerson Mnangagwa, officiated at the launch and groundbreaking ceremony of the BUSE National Sports Academy in Bindura.
“It (the university) seeks to produce highly distinguished sports personalities for the immediate and ultimate benefit of the country. The Academy also hopes to develop sports persons physically, socially, morally and mentally whilst instilling in them attitudes and values that are a pre-requisite for a civil society.”
“Ultimately the Academy aims to build career paths for young people while utilising sports as a bridge builder among different cultures in Zimbabwe,” Mr Mahundi added.
Mike Dodo (junior) comes into the event as defending champion and he is a favourite with the bookmarkers following a consistent for recent form.
The increase in lady golfers is also a welcome development to this year’s event as a sizable number of ladies will also tee off tomorrow, with special mention is Mabelreign Girls High School, which is bringing its top golfers.
BUSE Vice Chancellor Professor Eddie Mwenje will also be trodding the fairways as he is in the same four-ball with Nyaradzo Life Assurance Managing Director Mr Webster Chikengezha.