Keta Mulwafu has been elected Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) golf captain.
The immediate past vice-captain was ushered into office during an elective annual general meeting (AGM) held at the club on Friday.
In his acceptance speech, Mulwafu said he was aware of the mammoth task ahead in the quest to improve the golf course, among other things.
“We have a big task ahead of us as a committee and there is need for hard work and commitment.
“Having served under the captaincies of Webster Kaunga, Sam Mwale and [immediate past captain] Andrew Ngomwa, as well as many dedicated and selfless persons in the past three committees, I have learnt a lot about the game in terms of administration,” he said.
Mulwafu said the two important lessons he has learnt are that of servant leadership and that captaincy is not for one man alone.
“Therefore, without the support from the golfing fraternity and the business community, it will be very hard for anyone to make meaningful progress. There is need for continued support from all our traditional and prospective sponsors and, of course, all members,” he said.
The golfer said his captaincy will be inheriting some of the unfisnished projects and also embark on new ones.
“Some of them include completion of the wall fence so that we deal with all trespassers and safeguard our assets on the golf course.”
He said the new committee will endeavour to maintain the course by, among other things, improving and upgrading the irrigation system, replacing old sprinklers, beefing up another pump, changing the course sand in some bunkers and rebranding the course with bill boards to generate income through adverts.
Outgoing captain Ngomwa wished his successor and the new committee well, saying: “He has my full support and I have given him advice on how to go about the tasks.
“Actually, for the past couple of months I was delegating him to preside over some major events as one way of learning the ropes.”
The other members of the new committee are Mayamiko Kalizang’oma, Gift Chidya Gondwe, Francis Mwansa, Stevie Kamanga, James Katunga, Nasir Surtee, Chikumbutso Mphatso, George Chirwa, Honest Chirwa and Ntchane Nkhwazi. n