LSU holds fundrais­ing golf tour­ney

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

LUPANE State Univer­sity will to­day hold a fundrais­ing golf tour­na­ment at the Elephants Hills Golf Course in Vic­to­ria Falls with more than 96 golfers ex­pected to tee off. The ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion hopes to raise a min­i­mum of $60 000 which will go to­wards the con­struc­tion of a clinic at the univer­sity’s main cam­pus in Lupane.

Zwelithini Dlamini, the in­sti­tu­tion’s mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions direc­tor said the idea of con­struct­ing a clinic came up af­ter the re­al­i­sa­tion that the near­est health fa­cil­ity to the cam­pus was over­whelmed by pa­tients from the sur­round­ings while the other was more than 30KM away.

“The golf tour­na­ment is for us to raise funds for the con­struc­tion of a clinic within the univer­sity cam­pus as we feel Lupane clinic and St Luke’s Hos­pi­tal could be over­whelmed with pa­tients. While Lupane clinic is not very far from the cam­pus, St Luke’s is more than 30KM away hence we feel they might not ad­e­quately at­tend to the med­i­cal needs of the cam­pus,” said Dlamini.

The tour­na­ment will use a Four Ball Bet­ter Ball for­mat.

In this for­mat, golfers tee off in groups of four (ei­ther as one four-per­son team or as two, two-per­son teams), and each golfer plays his own ball. So there are four balls in play on each hole, but only one ball (the bet­ter ball, or low ball) counts per team per hole.

If four-per­son teams are in use, then all four golfers tee off and play their own balls into the hole. The low score among the four counts as the team score for that hole. If two-per­son teams are in use, then Team One and Team Two tee off to­gether (so four balls are still in play), and each team’s low ball counts as that team’s score on each hole. With two-per­son teams, 4BBB can be played as stroke play or match play.

This is the sec­ond fundrais­ing golf tour­na­ment that the univer­sity has held this year with the ini­tial one held at Harry Allen Golf Club in Bu­l­awayo in March.

Caf pres­i­dent Issa Hay­a­tou

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