RETIRED Brigadier general Julius Mbilinyi showed top golfing skills to clinch the Zain fiddle golf tourney in the 18-hole challenge at TPDF Lugalo Club course over the weekend.
Mbilinyi posted a remarkable 39 stable ford points to emerge overall winner in the four category challenge that included men’s, ladies, youth and girls titles.
His challenger in the event Dennis Tindyebwa almost managed to steal the show but ended up one point behind.
Missing in action was last week’s favorite winner in the girl’s category Sophia Mathias, an advantage which gave Sarah Dennis in the same tier a green light to steer home the title with only 26 points.
Hassan Nkya, the club’s upcoming youth golfer woke up from his slumber by posting 33 stable ford points to retain his coveted title as top youth performer. This was an improvement from his previous week’s game. Trailing Nkya by a mere point was his challenger for the weekend Priscus Nyoni with 32 points.
In the women’s event, Rose Salia put up a brave effort against her counterpart Stephanie Sayore by scoring 21 points to emerge victor.
“My gross strokes are getting lower in every game. I have improved from fifth position at the start of the month to topping the women category ahead of Stephanie with 3 points to spare,” Salia commented.
The competition, which is part of Zain's efforts in promoting golf, was attended by 35 golfers.
Speaking on the development of golf talent at the TPDF Lugalo Club, Lugalo public relations manager Daudi Helela said fiddle golf has played a crucial role in improving levels of golfers.
“Overall youth players’ handicaps have reduced greatly, which is evident from their exceptional performance in this weekends’ tourney," he said.