ARUA. After nine years of silence, the West Nile club commonly referred to as West Nile golf club is back with four victorious moments.

Following its revival last year, West Nile golf club has continued to shine in different national events.

The latest was on Saturday when the club emerged the overall winner of the Uganda Golf Union 2019 tournament, a contest organized in conjunction with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) in Kampala.

The club lifted the maiden trophy alongside three others which went to individuals that excelled during the tournament.

Entebbe golf club emerged the first runners-up an of-all-round tournament that started early this year with Arua hosting the fourth edition.

Other teams that took part in the tournament include; Mbale, Namulonge, Jinja, Mbarara, Tooro and Kitante golf clubs.

While presenting the four trophies to Arua district local government for recognition on Thursday, the captain of West Nile golf club, Mr Emmanuel Arima attributed their national victory to the support made by individuals who subscribe to the club.

He said some members sponsored young golfers who were financially unable to make it to the Uganda golf open tour games.

Arima later called for the support of Arua district local government and other West Nile districts towards golf so as to expose the game across the region.

“It’s a big honour to us, we believe that the cooperation with local governments will continue so that our children are able to also love the game,” Mr Arima said
He said the club is currently preparing under 18 members for a tournament on Monday next week in Kampala where selected participants will represent Uganda in a competition soon to take place in China.

“Besides, preparations are ongoing by the club to host the seniors’ golf challenge cup slated to take place on September 21, 2019 in Arua,” Arima stressed.

Arua district secretary for finance and administration, Mr Sabo Kamilo who represented Arua district chairman pledged that as a district, they are going to offer tractor services to maintain the golf course.

“Some time back, we had agreed with the then chief administrative officer to give a tractor which is lying idle at the district yard but he couldn’t act, a reason it has not been taken up for another purpose. It can still be serviced to maintain the course,” Kamilo stated.

He thanked the club for the victory, saying it was a moment of pride to the West Nile region to see their own team emerging the best in the country.

Dr Isaac Atiku 22 08 19Dr Isaac Atiku who plays for West Nile club plays his hole during the Uganda Open tour tournament in Arua. PHOTO BY JOSEPH ODAMA.