All set for Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Staff Writer

THE flag­ship golf tour­na­ment takes place on the 21st and 22nd of Oc­to­ber at Maseru Golf Club and the Lady­brand Golf Course. There will be a record field of more than 160 par­tic­i­pants from Le­sotho, South Africa and Botswana at the two-day tour­na­ment.

The Ned­bank Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic started in 2003 as a friend­ship and net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity among Basotho in Le­sotho, South Africa and Botswana.

They de­cided to ro­tate the host­ing of the event among the 3 coun­tries on an an­nual ba­sis.

“The Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic has grown in leaps and bounces since it be­gan”, stated the event’s or­gan­is­ing chair Mr Mpeaki Sekhibane.

“We are very ex­cited by this year’s turn-out as we have the largest field of golfers since in­au­gu­ra­tion. We are also proud to have the largest field of women golfers (30).

“Not­with­stand­ing the pre­vail­ing drought, we be­lieve the green­keep­ers have pre­pared cour­ses that would be de­light­ful to play on.”

Mr. Mpeaki said that there were sev­eral prizes on of­fer for win­ners, the high­light be­ing M100 000 for a “hole in one” on the one of the short par 3s’.

“We are putting fin­ish­ing touches to what prom­ises to be a me­morable Ned­bank Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic 2016,”he added.

Ned­bank Le­sotho Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer, Mr. Nthethe Sekoli said their in­volve­ment with Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic dated back to 2005 and they were “proud to con­tinue our as­so­ci­a­tion as part of our wider Cor­po­rate So­cial In­vest­ment ini­tia­tives”.

“We be­lieve this is a good plat­form to net­work, build and grow friend­ships.

“We look for­ward to build on last year’s suc­cess and look for­ward to an even big­ger tour­na­ment this year,” he said.

His Majesty King Let­sie III and se­nior govern­ment of­fi­cials are all ex­pected to grace the prize giv­ing cer­e­mony at Avani Le­sotho Ho­tel on the evening of the 22nd Oc­to­ber.

King Let­sie III presents the tro­phies to the last year’s Ned­bank Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic win­ners Mot­selise Ra­makoae and Theo Kas­pars in these file pic­tures.

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