Ladies continue to dominate the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe Charity Golf Day as they have won the Agrippa Mugwagwa Trophy in three consecutive years.

This year, Nolwandle Sachikonye was announced as the overall winner of the prestigious trophy taking over from last year’s winner, Christabel Washaya.

Washaya took over from Pride Zerera who was the overall winner in 2019. 

The MAZ Charity Golf is in its 7th year running this year and it has continued to grow every year.

Speaking after the prize giving ceremony, ceremony Sachikonye who was the overall winner with 45 points said she was excited and looked forward to many other games and events.

“I started playing golf last year in October and since then I have not looked back. I love playing golf. I was very happy to be part of the event and winning. I am looking forward to many other games and events.

 “I joined the MAZ Charity golf because I wanted to support MAZ and meet new people since I am still new in the game. I am looking forward to many other games and events,” she said.

The key drive behind this event was to encourage marketers to use the platform to network and also contribute to charity.

This year`s fundraising objective was; ‘Roofing, plastering and painting of Masasa Clinic in Buhera District.’

The Charity Golf day is organised by the MAZ Charity Foundation, an arm of Marketers Association of Zimbabwe with assistance from the Marketers Golf Society.

The tournament Charity Golf day attracted new golf players from various corporates and also individual golf players who came through to support the cause.

The Charity Golf Day also gave company representatives an opportunity to interact and market their works to other corporates. The event provided opportunities for sponsors and gave them a chance to gain greater brand visibility and gain exposure.  

Various corporates who sponsored the Charity mounted their banners and gazebos at the Club.

Mr Agrippa Mugwagwa who is a former MAZ president as well as the founder of the Annual Charity golf tournament really appreciated how the initiative started with a few people but has grown into a big platform for marketers to meet and network.

“The MAZ charity golf platform is a platform that indeed we started 7 years ago and as a passionate golfer myself I did find it amiss that our marketing community was not visible and activities in the golf space which is a very powerful networking platform”.

He went on to explain gratifying it is to see the growth that has happened on the MAZ charity golf from the time they started.

“We had our first game with 80 players which was not bad for a first shot and it has grown over the years and impacting in communities,” said Mugwagwa.

MAZ Executive Secretary Gillian Rusike in his speech thanked Mr Agrippa Mugwagwa for introducing golf to marketers.

“You know we started introducing some golf lessons for marketers who wanted to play golf and thank God, a team of other marketers saw it fit to start what they are calling Marketers Golf Society MGS and they are more of our cousin brother as we work together and they are here supporting this cause. Thank you MGS,” said Rusike.

He extended his gratitude to everyone who made it to the tournament, participated and sponsored.

“Your presence has gone a very long way because you have managed to impact through the organisations that you represent or even through yourselves so once again colleagues allow me to clap hands for making it to this annual golf charity” he said .

The MAZ grand prize, a floating trophy named after Agrippa Mugwagwa was won by Nolwandle Sachikonye as the overall winner 

Other ladies who won prizes are, P Zerere, M Ruwizhi, N Muchokwinjo , C Washaya and L Ncube.

L Ncube won the ladies nearest to pin hole 16 and longest drive hole 1. Nelia Muchokwinjo won the longest drive ladies hole 18.

For men, G Machai had the highest points with 43 points followed by Shamba on second position, Munyonga was on third position with 39 points.

Jacha and Nzwere completed the top 5 for the men’s section.

The event was a success thanks to all our sponsors’ prize, apparel, hole, giveaway sponsors as well as the teams that came through. These include Proton, Cairns, Lobels, Premier Corporate Gifts, Delta Beverages, Nyaradzo, Deridon, African Sun, Telone, Zimnat, and PPC among others.