Weather Conditions Hold At Randpark, and Golf brand sponsorship comes out to play – with lead sponsor Uhuru making the most of the colourful displays on course


By Dande Mutande


Brawlers Golf Club Ambassador Tau Nkomo topped the standings at the Brawlers End Of The Year game on a supergreen Firethorn on Friday, and showed that despite his recent apparent dip in form over the weeks – there’s a lot of golf in him – infact enough to beat a beat full compliment of 56 players on a warm surface.

Ambassador Nkomo was in a class of his own in Randburg – topping that charts with 42 points gross 73 – and went home with all the whistles and cheers – and a full haul of merchandise – including a smart TV, brand new golf bag, and a summer spring in his step for one of the best rounds of golf played on this course.

Nkomo shot a gross 73 shots for the 18 holes, his net was 66 because he was playing off a 7-handicap – but net scores did not matter since the game was an IPS (Individual Points System). This was not the first time that the Ambassador showed Firethorn flames as he once opened another round with a birdie, eagle and birdie – eventually shooting another 73.




Lawrence and Allistar shared second spot with 40 points each. Reggie and Calvin came in next on 39 and there was a three way tie on 37 points for Walter, Innocent and Senator – with Ngoni and Sikhumbuzo wrapping up the top ten standings tied on 36 points.

The rest of the top 20 field showed just how the competition cancelled each other out in the middle of the swing – with a lot of good golf played to end a five-man 35-point haul between Walle, Ozzie, Jasper, Tando and Isadore.

Another four-way tie played out on positions 16, 17, 18 and 19 as Graham, Eddy, Taps and Trevor all shared out 34 points and Robin completed the top 20 standings with 33 points.

Des wasn’t on the podium on the day – finishing a credible 23rd place – but still made the news as the most improved Brawlers player of the year, and Thando was the ladies winner – also with 32 points – a tally also shared by Ralph, Fidel and Njabulo. Albert, Bruce and Ishmael rounded off the top 30.



Golf brand sponsorship came out to play in the summer highveld this week and the lead sponsor Uhuru made the most of the colourful displays on course – with founder and CEO Trust Jakarasi telling the field that Uhuru has changed the game in cross-border remittances as their fees are just the best on the market.

One can now receive their salary in Uhuru wallet – which brings the convenience to send and receive money, and pay all the bills including airtime, ZOL and Telone, Nyaradzo, Moonlight, DZTV and Avon. While Trust himself came in just short of the top 30 on the field, completing the course with 33 points – his brand got the best cheer of the night after stepping in to run the auction on a slate – to the utmost happiness of the Brawlers faithful.

While CBZ was on the list of sponsors, it transpired that they were actually not. However, the rest of the sponsorship filed included Ngoto Craft Beer, the FACHS Group, Kwali4U, FGZ Holdings, Pietas Group, Car Service City Centurion, FunkBa, Chapter 6 Finance, Peaks Of Africa, Balcony, and AfriTech.

Brawlers Chairman Donovan Chimhandamba said that Brawlers Golf Club had grown in leaps and bounds over the years, and the quality of the game had equally improved as the social club is now attracting top-class players to ply their game on the circuit.

Denice Pine rounded off the day with a polished post-match presentation and told the Sunday Express that she has been on the events circuit ever since she exited the Jit TV News newsgroup – but is very much available to read the news script on the DSE News Network.

2023 Tour Calender

The Brawlers Golf Club also released the tour calendar for 2023: with January 27 slated as One Bulk Golf Day at Bryanston Country Club. Other highlights will include the March 24 & 25 Tour at Sabie Country Club, the April 21 Brawlers Independence Open at Houghton and the Father, Sons, And Daughters Family Golf Day on June 30 at Magalies.

August 11 FGZ Golf Day will be played at Copperleaf Golf Club, then the September 29 and 30 Swaziland Golf Tour, and the End of Year Golf Day will be played at Dainfern Country Club on November 24.

Watch this space.



Brawlers End Of Year Scorecard: Firethorn

1. Ambassador Tau Nkomo 42 (Gross 73)
2. Lawrence 40
3. Allistar 40
4. Reggie 39
5. Calvin 39
6. Walter B 37
7. Innocent 37
8. Senator 37
9. Ngoni 36
10. Skhumbuzo 36
11.Walle 35
12. Ozzie 35
13. Jasper 35
14. Tando 35
15. Isadore 35
16. Graham 34
17. Eddy 34
18. Taps 34
19. Trevor 34
20. Robin 33
21. Ovid 32
22. Young 32
23. Des 32 ( Most Improved player of the year)
24. Thando 32 (ladies winner)
25. Ralph 32
26. Fidel 32
27. Njabulo 32
28. Albert 31
29. Bruce 31
30. Ishamel 31
31. Hope 30
32. Oliver 30
33. Trust 30
34. Chaka 30
35. Collin 30
36. Abra 29
37. Boer 29
38. Godfrey 29
39. Terry 28
40. Willard 27
41. H Daniels 28
42. Llyod M 27
43. Busi 27
44. Ray 26
45. Farai 26
46. Thando 25
47. Julius 24
48. Kuda 23
49. Ronaldo 23
50. Tonde 22
51. Kushinga 21
52. Lewis 20 (Note Lewis beat The captain)
53. Captain 20
54. Tinashe 19
55. Connie 17
56. Gugu 11







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