Monthly Archives: May 2014

Only Good Players to be Picked for Zambia Sugar Open

WITH only a few days before the inaugural Zambia Sugar Open Championship tees off in Lusaka, the Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) has vowed to only pick quality local players to represent the nation in the R1.2 million-rich (about K780,000) event. ZGU president Charles Mwanza said the union would not just

MCM increases Zambia Open prize to $300,000

NKANA Golf Club has been handed the right to host the Zambia Open Golf Championship next year with Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) increasing the tournament prize money to US$300,000. This signifies an upward adjustment of US$50,000 from this year’s US$250, 000. Mopani chief executive officer Danny Callow announced during the

Another South African golfer makes history

A SECOND hole-in-one has been sunk at the Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Golf Championship at Kitwe’s Nkana Golf Club, the first time two holes-in-one have been achieved at any Zambia Open tournament. South African Jaco Prinsloo’s first stroke on a par three number 11 earned him a K250,000 worth Toyota

Ex-cricketer, waiter lead Zambia Open

SOUTH Africa’s Jean Hugo yesterday put up a virtuoso performance to sink nine birdies that earned him a one-stroke shared lead of the Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Golf Championship with compatriot Wallie Coetsee ahead of today’s final lap. Carding a 64 on the day, Hugo, an active cricket all-rounder

Versfeld sinks Jeep

A SINGLE magical stroke on number three won Allan Versfeld of South Africa a Jeep Cherokee after sinking a hole-in-one on the first day of the Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Championship at Kitwe’s Nkana Golf Club yesterday. Using an eight-iron on the par three hole, Versfeld’s 151-metre shot landed

Spangenberg sets record

THEUNIS Spangenberg of Kalahari Golf and Hunting Club in South Africa fired a course record-setting 10-under 62 to put him in command of the US$250,000-rich Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Golf Championship after the opening round at the Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe yesterday. And Dayne Moore was Zambia’s best

Nkana Golf Club impresses Sunshine Tour

SUNSHINE Tours director Danny Zwiebel says he is impressed with the upgrading of infrastructure at Nkana Golf Club. The club, which has undergone major upgrades, is hosting the 2014 Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Golf Championship that teed off yesterday. Speaking at a cocktail party at Kitwe’s Nkana Golf Club on

Airtel donates towards Zambia open golf tournament

Airtel-Zambia has donated K145, 000 towards hosting the 2014 Mopani Zambia open golf tournament which will be held from 15th to 18th May at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe in the Copperbelt province. Airtel-Zambia Managing Director Charity Lumpa said golf is one of the sports which can help sharpen young