Tanzania: Tourism Minister Lauds Dgc, Golf Winners


MINISTER for Natural Resources and Tourism Damas Ndumbaro has commended Tanzania Ladies Golf Union, Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club for staging a successful event and its winner Angel Eaton for a stellar performance.

The two-day 36 holes competition that was staged at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club course over the weekend attracted a record field of 136 golfers.

Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo golf club Eaton was unstoppable after overcoming a stiff challenge to win the title by nine shots.

Eaton played superbly to claim a three-stroke lead in the Round One on Saturday before staying calm to gross 74 strokes in Sunday’s final round and haul an aggregate score of 147 strokes.

She was named the overall gross winner of the event. 3 handicapped Eaton beat his closest challenger Madina Iddi from Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) who returned an aggregate score of 156 (79,77) strokes to finish overall second, while from Lugalo also produced Vicky Elias who penned 157 (77,80) to finish third overall.

All three received trophies and other prizes from chief guest, Minister Ndumbaro. The Minister, who is also a golfer and good fan of the game, has complimented TLGU president Sophia Viggo and her team and DGC Lady Captain and the organiser of the event, Sue Van Zyl for a wonderful tournament that also meant to help children with cancer at Muhimbili Hospital. “I have been in this club for some time but I never saw a tournament as big as this one.