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Nedbank for Good Series completes a successful tour of the northern region.

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The 2024 Nedbank for Good Series completed a successful series tour to Tsumeb and Oshakati this past fortnight, with the focus now shifting to the southern region in July and August.

The first pit stop for the series was Tsumeb, where 46 golfers took to the tee on Saturday 8 June at the Tsumeb Golf Club.

In the men’s division, Tsumeb’s defending champion, Videlis Hanganda, emerged victorious with 37 points, ahead of Pieter Harmse, who registered 35 points (counted in), and John Tsauseb, who scored 35 points counted out.

In the women’s division, Magnaem Simon emerged victorious with 36 points, ahead of Celonika Robinson, who had 27 points.

Simon, who recently started playing golf, said she enjoyed the experience because she got to rub shoulders with national team players on the day.

“It was an unforgettable experience for me.” The weather was windy and cold; it opened my eyes to what golfers go through in such conditions, as you need to be mentally prepared. As someone who recently started playing golf, I’d like to encourage more women to come to the course. Golf is a sport that can help them find a balance between their careers and family obligations. It helps me switch off and enjoy myself,” she said.

In Oshakati on Saturday 22 June, last year’s winners Antonius Amugongo and Eveline Shilongo once again showed their class and retained their men’s and women’s titles, respectively.

In the men’s division, Amugongo claimed victory with 42 points, ahead of Brian Chaka, who had 40 points counted in in second place, and Edwin Kutara, who had 40 points counted out in third place.

In the women’s division, Shilongo scored 27 points, ahead of second-placed Helena Amunyela, and Hilya Ininga, in third place.

Amugongo paid tribute to the organisers, saying the event was well organised and he enjoyed playing against tough opponents.

“The weather was perfect for golf, and I aim to come back next year and defend my title. I would also like to win the final of the series later this year,” he said.

A total of 19 golfers participated at the Oshakati Golf Club.

The organiser of the series, Dan Zwiebel, paid tribute to both the Tsumeb and Oshakati Golf Clubs, saying once again that they delivered a fantastic tour.

“We are already looking forward to next year. The turnout for both events was excellent. Thank you to all the sponsors for walking this journey with us,” he said.

Speaking about the event, Nedbank Northern Regional Manager, Eugene Cupido noted the growth in the interest of for the sport of golf in the region. “We believe that this initiative will leave a legacy for the communities. Over the years we have seen a growth in the interest of golf in the regions, notable we have also seen an increase in women participating in the golf series. As money experts who use our expertise to do good, we are extremely grateful that we were able to use the platform to better our communities,” he said.

Next up for the Nedbank for Good Series is the Mariental Golf Club on 13 July Oranjemund Golf Club and 3 August.

From there, the series will then go to Henties Bay on 17 August, Rossmund on 24 August, Walvis Bay on 31 August and Windhoek Golf & Country Club on 14 September 2024.

Omeya will host the series final on 4 October 2024.

The 2024 Nedbank for Good Series is co-sponsored by Pupkewitz Toyota, Vivo Energy Namibia, Agra, AfricaOnline, JTC, APS, Erongo Marine Enterprises, The Logistics Company Namibia, Gondwana Collection Namibia, CB Enterprises, Pupkewitz Megabuild, and official media partner Future Media.

Written by: Staff Writer

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