Roza Mbilizi teamed up with Hilda Wheelwright last weekend to win the two-day Bollore Africa Logistics Inter-Club Ladies Golf Tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
The BSC team collected 114 points, comprising 62 points on the first day and 52 on the second day, to outsmart a field of six teams from the BSC and Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
Another BSC team of Nicky-Ann Stanley and Sophie Kalambule settled for the second place with 110 points (56 +54 points) while Carol Banda and Agnes Penemulungu, representing LGC, finished third with 105 points (48+57 points).
While expressing her excitement at winning the annual contest, Mbilizi took advantage of the all-ladies gathering to urge fellow women golfers to be disciplined so as to preserve their dignity and respect in the game.
“We play golf to have fun and remove stress after busy schedules with office work. Golf is a game of peace and we need to be disciplined players.
“At a recent event, it was embarrassing to note that women could shout on top of their voices at each other when they had some differences on the golf course. If we continue doing this, we will lose our dignity and respect in this peaceful sport,” she said.
Nevertheless, Bollore Africa Logistics commercial manager Richard Chikalipo said they are happy that the contest, which started in 1996, continues to provide the right platform for female golfers to interact and discuss issues that concern their everyday lives.
“Moreover, as logistics service providers, we are able to interact with our female clients through golf. We are happy that our sponsorship is helping to cement women’s interaction while at the same time helping our business grow,” he said.