OVER 50 participants from the hosts Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa converged at Elephant Hills Golf Club in Victoria Falls on Saturday for the Zimbabwe National Parks, Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area(TFCA) Golf Classic tournament.
The environmentally friendly golf event which seeks to raise awareness and resources while celebrating the world’s largest Transfrontier conservation area proved to be a success with participants from the region gracing the event.
The better-ball stableford team of Brighton Nekatambe and Clarence Tengende came out tops after amassing 52 points.
The duo of Diamond Jackson and Munyaradzi Huni finished second on 50 points while Clever Denga and Pascal Muguti came third on 41 points.
Victoria Falls mayor Councilor Sifiso Mpofu praised the organisers for coming up with the environmentally friendly tournament in which proceeds are channeled towards to the Zimbabwe component of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to the corporate world, government departments, civic society and all those who have endorsed the Kavango Zambezi TFCA Golf Classic tournament as a noble and reliable platform to raise awareness, financial and material resources in support of management and sustainable utilisation of natural resources,” Mpofu said during the prize giving ceremony.
“The Kavango Zambezi TFCA Golf Classic is a giant step in raising awareness, market and acquire resources for the World’s largest conservation area and it is pleasing to note that the world over golf has been identified as a sharp tool to fundraise, educate participants and also offers a golden marketing opportunity for the corporate world and individuals.
Mpofu said he was hopeful the golf tournament would continue to grow.
“The Kavango Zambezi TFCA Golf Classic should grow to become the largest golf event on the continent reducing resources consumption, raising awareness and showcasing innovation,” Mpofu said.
From : Newsday
30 June 2014