Malawi Defence Force (MDF) won the Beit Cure International Hospital Charity Golf for a second year running at the Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday.
Despite the absence of the team’s key golfer, deputy commander responsible for operations and training Lt General John Msonthi, the MDF team comprising Army Commander Henry Odillo, deputy commander Lt General Clement Kafuwa (administration), Colonel George Jaffu and Colonel Chikunkha Soko emerged tops, outclassing 42 other teams.
The MDF team amassed 90 points, ahead of Mbabvi Estates who had 85 points. Reserve Bank of Malawi were third with 83 points.
Ben Wandawanda was nearest to the pin while Adak Sailes had the longest drive.
MDF team’s victory on Saturday comes barely two months after it won the Lingadzi Charity Golf.
“It shows that we have no equal in golf. It is a great day for us. We enjoyed our golf. The General is happy and we will continue to win as we enjoy playing as a team,” said Colonel Soko who captained the team.
He said the MDF team will always take party in charity golf.
“This is for a good cause helping in raising money to be used for operations on children’s operations by Beit Cure. We will do anything to help the less privileged in the country,” said Soko.
Beit Cure Malawi executive director Stuart Palmer said he was impressed with the golfers turnout and the support from the corporate world.
“We operate on more than 1 000 children a year across Malawi. We greatly need financial resources. Through golf and also through fun run events, we try to raise money so that we can reach more children,” said Palmer.