The Ladies national golf team has started training in readiness for the East and Central African Golf Challenge to be hosted in Lusaka, Zambia from June 1 to 5.
The Golf Challenge is the equivalent of the men’s Zone VI, which pools together 12 countries form east and central Africa with Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Lesotho, Namibia, Belarus, Swaziland and Mauritius taking part.
“We were invited to participate at the challenge and currently we have started intensive training. Some players use the Blantyre Sports Club and others the Lilongwe Golf Course,” said Ladies Golf Union vice-president Stella Ng’oma.
She said while in Zambia, the team will also take part in the Zambia Open, which runs from June 7 to 9.
“We are taking nine players. Five will play in the Challenge Golf while the other four will play in the Zambia Open,” said Ng’oma.
She said currently the team needs about K3 million (about $7 500) to cater for air travel and other expenses.
She has since appealed to companies and interested individuals to help towards the event.