. Done to perfection. Nico General Insurance Limited on Saturday rewarded winners of their golf tournament with Homesure Personal Insurance covers at Nchalo Sports Club in Chikwawa.
David Nyirenda and Vera Zulu, who triumphed in men’s and women’s categories, respectively, got insurance covers worth K150 million each over a year apart from trophies and other prizes.
Excitement was the prevalent emotion for the two golfers who saw off a field of 76 in a tournament played on individual stableford format.
Playing off course handicap (h/c) 11, Nyirenda registered 41 points, three above his runner-up Mayamiko Kalizang’oma, who also got travel insurance cover worth K147 million while third-placed Willet Karonga had 36 points and received golfer’s insurance cover valued at K2.5 million.
Four birdies and a number of pars were the highlight of Nyirenda’s triumph.
“I was at ease and after playing three or four holes, I knew it was probably my day. My appreciation to the sponsor, it is not that easy to get sponsorship these days and I appeal to my fellow golfers to support Nico General because that is the only way they can keep on sponsoring golf,” he said.
Coincidentally, in the ladies’ category, Zulu, playing off course handicap 34, registered 34 points to pip second-placed Bose Kamphulusa, who had 31 points. Zulu got travel insurance cover worth K147 million.
John Magombo won the seniors’ category with 31 points while Maurice Chilinda defended the Nchalo closed category for the second successive time with 34 points. Hudson Kantwanje won the insurance brokers’ category with 31 points.
Zulu had the longest drive while Wills Samati did it in the men’s section. Kamphulusa was nearest to the pin for ladies while Mac Chitatanga achieved the feat in men’s section.
Nico General chief executive officer Donbell Mandala said they were impressed with the turnout to the 15th edition.
“It was important to network with you our customers and also Illovo Sugar [Malawi] plc, who are among our key customers. We appreciate that you came,” he said. Apart from donating K300 000 for maintenance of the golf course, Nico General also met the costs of 2 000 scorecards valued at K1 million.