John Suzi-Banda made a 12-under finish on the Country Club Limbe (CCL) greens on Saturday to repel a 76-strong field of golfers and have his first walk in the NBS Bank Monthly Mug glory.
Helped by probably his best driving displays since he joined the sport early last year, the lawyer shoved in three birdies, five pars and seven bogeys to walk out of the fairway with 60 net, which is an excellent achievement for a handicap 19 golfer.
Handicap 21 golfer Shabir Kassam put up 68 net on the scoreboard to emerge runner-up. Veteran Dinesh Patel, playing off handicap 4, hit net 69 to take the third slot. He was among the four 2-club winners.
Diana Kavala won the 6-player ladiesâ€™ title with 69 net, but it was Suzi-Banda who seemed to be the most delighted golfer on the day as he grabbed his seventh golf trophy this year. He finished third in last monthâ€™s NBS Bank golf event.Â
â€œIn the past, I mostly relied on hitting the drivers long to win tournaments, but now I have perfected my short game as well. I am becoming a complete golfer and all the other local players must watch out,â€ said the softspoken Suzi-Banda.
He dedicated the victory to his sons John-Paul and Josh, whom he said motivate him in everything he does.
While expressing gratitude to the excellent turn-up of golfers during the monthly contest, NBS Bank marketing officer Lilian Kawaza took the opportunity to introduce the bankâ€™s newly launched product, EazyBill Account.
â€œWe are grateful to have you every month in this contest. However, I would like to introduce to you our new product EazyBill Account. With this account, you will be getting a 23.5 percent interest if you keep with us at least K500 000 deposit for three months,â€ said Kawaza.