Clement K. Chimuti of Roland Golf Club takes a putt at the 9th hole during the tournament
10 Feb 2017 - City of Masvingo mayor Hubert Fidze last week Saturday unveiled a plaque at the newly renovated club house at Masvingo Sports Club golf section to cap months of hard work that was supported by companies like Nyaradzo Funeral Services, Delta Corporation, OK Masvingo and Regency Group as well as other individuals.
The event was graced by other dignitaries including Nyaradzo Group Chief Executive and co-founder Phillip Mataranyika and renowned cardiologist, Professor Jonathan Matenga.
Fidze thanked the companies involved for their collective sense of social responsibility which made it possible for the clubhouse to receive a facelift.
"I am humbled by the commitment shown by the corporate sponsors to the welfare of this club. The work that has been done here would not have been possible had it not been for them," said Fidze.
He also praised the former out-going captain Cassian Mutsambiwa, his successor Nick Manjoro and their executives for a job well-done.
Masvingo Golf Association president, Setfree Mapuvire hailed Mataranyika and Prof Matenga for investing both their time and resources towards the project.
He also praised the Masvingo Golf Club executives for working tirelessly for the completion of the work.
"It took long yes because we were being led by a meticulous man, Cassian Mutsambiwa, who pays attention to detail. We also thank Manjoro for smoothly carrying on with the work," said Mapuvire.
The clubhouse now boasts a new roof and a sparkling new ceiling courtesy of the Nyaradzo Funeral Services group. The group also donated adjustable bar chairs while Delta Beverages contributed fixed chairs.
Regency, which is known for its commitment to clean renewable energy, donated a solar water geyser while Steward Bank made a substantial monetary donation.
OK Masvingo also made its own various donations, and the building now spots a glittering new look and shiny floor tiles.
The unveiling ceremony was preceded by a golf tournament which attracted over 50 players from such golf clubs as Roland Park in Zvishavane, Mutirikwi in Renco, Triangle in the Lowveld and Harare.
Game format was individual stableford played over 18 holes, with players enjoying the lush greens that have sprouted over the whole golf course as a result of the rains.
Charles Mativenga of Mutirikwi, won the tournament after scoring a nett 36 points playing on 15 handicap.
On second position was D. Gopal who amassed 35 points playing 24 handicapp while Francis Tamburai emerged at third position with nett 34 points playing 12 handicap.
Reigning Masvingo club champion, Cephas Ngwenya and Tinashe Mazanhi were rewarded for achieving the Two Clubs score.sport