Story by Anashe Murombedzi
THE 2023 golf season gets underway this month with a focus on the third edition of the Mutupo/Isibongo Golf Tournament, which takes place at the Royal Harare Golf Club.
The tournament is meant to infuse culture into the sport, with pride and the identity of one’s clan on display.
The tournament will be in its third edition and has become an exciting and unique event bringing together golfers grouped according to their totems.
The season opener is slated for February 17 at the Royal Harare Golf Club.
Mutupo Golf Tournament director Ephraim Mashingaidze said, “We are celebrating our culture and identity through golf and as time goes on we will extend from local to go beyond as you know golf is regarded as an elite sport and we are combining with a culture which is very grounded in the region. I can confirm that we now have a fulfilment of the season opener and we expect a huge turnout since we have received positive responses from our golfers to partner with us.”
Shiri and Hungwe are the defending champions and will battle against Nzou, Soko, Mbizi, Shumba, Moyo, Mhofu, Gushungo, Dziva, Beta, Humba, Chihwa, Hwesa, Gumbo, Ngara, Gwai and Nhewa.
There will also be monthly tournaments staged in the country’s nine provinces, with Matabeleland South missing because of the absence of a golf course.