Nickson Makawa has become a golf champion with 45 points after winning Airtel Golf tournament which held at Thyolo Sports Club on Saturday.
Makawa, who is also Airtel Malawi Zone Manager for Eastern Region beat 78 golfers include Sopie Kayira who is second with 44 points and Willet Kalonga third on 43 points.
Makawa smiled at the heaven as he became champion after several occasions ended up a runner-up.
“I have been runners-up for a number of tournaments so I have now won a championship” Makawa said.
While in the ladies category Bose Kamphulusa beat veteran golfer Margaret Mkwanda and become a champion with 41 points.
For the Kamphulusa her consistence paid off having recovered from poor performance on front nine.
“I was really calm although my performance on front nine was not good having scored 19 points,” Kamphulusa said.
Airtel Malawi’s Director of Enterprise Rachel Mijiga described the third of this year’s series as successful.
Mijiga said besides helping to develop the game of the golf the tournaments offer them a platform to interact with their customers and get a feedback on products and services that they offer as one of leading mobile phone service providers in the country.
Blantyre Sports Club Golf captain Prem Singh applauded the Airtel for the sponsorship to the club which has only hosted three tournaments this year so far.
Airtel Malawi also donated 200,000 towards maintenance of the course.
Airtel Malawi will hold another tournament at Kasasa Golf Club in Dwangwa and wrap this year’s series Lilongwe Golf Course.