Zacharia Hara was over the moon on Saturday after beating 64 fellow golfers at Country Club Limbe (CCL) to win his first NBS Bank Monthly Mug title.
While tightly cuddling and passionately kissing his mug, the handicap-14 golfer, who emerged champion with 66-net points, broke into smile and said: “I am an amateur, but I have managed to beat all of you today. I do not know what I did to win. It is a fluke!”
But on a serious note, the Mpingwe resident said he thanked his awesome tee shots and sublime drives for his victory that pushed handicap-3 golfer Stanford Mayuni and handicap-17 contestant Titus Mnesa to second and third places respectively with 67 and 68 points in the medal format event.
The right-handed golfer, who joined the â€˜gentlemenâ€™s sportâ€™ in 2008, said although he made an agonising double-bogey on the first hole and five bogeys on his way to the 18th hole, he generally enjoyed his performance on the well manicured greens.
“Most of my tee shots went straight to the target. I got 4 pars on the front nine and seven on the back,” said Hara after the prize presentation.
Mayuni and Mnesa were also among the eight 2-club winners on the day.
While assuring the golfers more competitions, NBS Bank marketing manager Timothy Ngwira took advantage of the social gathering to reveal that the financial institution has introduced a 10 percent interest rate on current account.
“You are the first to know this latest development in our fold,” said Ngwira.