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Alliance One Morogoro Open attracts more than 80 Golfers. Tees off to groom future talents

More than 80 Golfers from various countries will be participating in this year’s instalment of the Alliance One Morogoro Open teeing off from June 14 and going onto 16, June 2024.

The Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) Secretary, Dickson Sika points out that this year’s golfing tournament in Morogoro seems to be attracting more participants judging from the current response.

“We have so far confirmed more than 80 players, but more participants are still enrolling,” he said.

Sika, who is also the Chairperson of the Morogoro Gymkhana Club encourages more residents of Morogoro Region to take part in the Alliance One Open Golf 2024, since the sporting events help to promote the region, the municipality as well as boosting tourism and travel industries in the precinct.

His views are also echoed by the Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima who insists that the Alliance One Open Golf as well as other sporting events taking place in the area play an important role in promoting the local tourism industry both nationally and internationally.

“Morogoro is not only endowed with a variety of attractions but the region is also a very safe area for visitors and tourists alike,” RC Malima maintained, adding that the region was working to introduce golf in local communities.

“We are clearing the notion that golf is an elite sport meant for just the affluent,” said the Regional Commissioner lauding the Gymkhana Management for identifying and grooming young talents.

The Morogoro Open Golf tourney runs under the main sponsorship of the Kingolwira-based Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania Limited as well as the NMB Bank will also be graced by international professional golfers.

On his part, the Captain of Morogoro Gymkhana, Seif Mcharo said all local golf clubs in the region are expected to participate in the tourney alongside players hailing from other regions and outside the country.

“There will also be special junior programs for children during the grand event,” said Mcharo adding that the Morogoro Gymkhana club offers free golf training sessions for aspiring young Tiger Woods.

According to the Captain, the Alliance One Morogoro Open forms part of the Tanzania Golf Union’s calendar of events and is recognized in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

“And the 18-hole Morogoro Gymkhana Golf Course is also different in that unlike the other green fields, this one is a unique landscape which can attract visitors on its own,” said Dickson Sika.

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