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Johnnie Walker Becomes Title Sponsor for Uganda Open 2023

johnnie walker becomes title sponsor for uganda open 2023
johnnie walker becomes title sponsor for uganda open 2023
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Johnnie Walker has been revealed as the title sponsor for the 82nd edition of the Uganda Open Golf Championship, a prestigious annual golf event held at the Uganda Golf Club. The sponsorship deal, valued at Shs 410 million, underlines Johnnie Walker’s commitment to enhancing the golf experience at this year’s tournament.

At a press briefing held at the Uganda Golf Club, Johnnie Walker Brand Manager Christine Kyokunda announced the brand’s plans for the tournament, promising to immerse guests, golfers, and enthusiasts in memorable flavorful experiences at the Hospitality villages. The event will feature dedicated player lounges and a fusion of golf and whisky experiences, including a distinctive Johnnie Walker touch.

James Ochen, Head of Sales Operations at Uganda Breweries, expressed excitement for the tournament and assured attendees of an exceptional event. The Uganda Open will take place at the Kitante par-70 golf course and include various competitions such as the Ladies Open, Seniors Open, Amateur Open, Pro-Am, and the eagerly awaited Professional Open.

Emmanuel Wamala, Captain of Uganda Golf Club, confirmed the course’s readiness and expressed gratitude to Johnnie Walker for their support. Moses Matsiko, the President of Uganda Golf Union, anticipated a record-breaking turnout and emphasized the dedication of the technical team in preparing the course.

The event garnered sponsorship from various partners, including NBS Sport as the official media partners, Pinnacle security for tournament security, Aquafina as the official soft beverage sponsors, and Absa Bank, who contributed Shs 200 million and sponsored the Pro-Am tournament. Registration for the tournament is open on the Uganda Golf Union website.

Summary of 2023 Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Schedule:

  • Ladies Open: October 12th to 14th
  • Seniors Open: October 13th to 14th
  • Amateur Open: October 18th to 21st
  • Pro-Am: October 24th
  • Professional Open: October 24th to 28th