Currently, the region has six lady golfers after award-wining and active youthful player Maureen Moleni was transferred to Blantyre.
Disclosing the news on Wednesday, MGA vice-captain Chrispin Mphande said the gap left by Moleni has jolted them into the campaign for more ladies.
“Moleni was young and active and was role model to prospective golfers. Her transfer to Blantyre has left a big gap; hence, the drive,” said Mphande.
He noted that limited prizes in the womenâ€™s category was discouraging women from participating in the sport.
Commenting on the womenâ€™s prizes, handicap secretary, who is also the top golfer in the region, Thomas Malopa Gondwe, said the game of golf itself is expensive where one has to pay membership of K25 000 (about $149) to the association, K1 000 (about $6) for a caddy and other contributions such as transport.
In an interview recently, president of female golfers in the country Carol Banda said women love the sport, but serving two mastersâ€”a job and the sportâ€”was difficult due to limited time as they also have to attend to household chores.