MATABELELAND Golf Association president Mufaro Chivonivoni emerged winner of the Mbada Golf Society first game of the season which attracted 30 amateur golfers at Bulawayo Golf Club (BGC) on Sunday.
The competition is played over a year with participants accumulating points at the end of each game.
The golfer who comes on top of the final order of merit becomes the champion and wins the green jacket.
Chivonivoni, a Southern Eye columnist netted 67 after grossing 72 playing off handicap five.
On second spot was football legend Ebson “Sugar” Muguyo.
He grossed 84 playing off handicap 16 to net 68 while Kim Hongkee posted a gross score of 81 playing off handicap 11 to net 70.
Chivonivoni walked away with another prize for coming out as a gross winner.
He netted 67 playing off handicap five to post a gross score of 72.
Former champion and 2013 to 2014 runner up Joseph Mushaka had a bad day in the greens.
He got a gross score of 106 playing off handicap 17 finishing one net score of 89.
Cavin Magwenzi won the nearest to pins on hole three. Hongkee collected another prize after winning the nearest to the pin on hole seven while Jebus Karuru and Charles Ndlovu won the nearest to the pins on holes 11 and 15 respectively.
Kwangwari Kwangwari won the longest drive in the men’s section.
Meanwhile, the Mbada Golf Society members will now appoint a new executive at the end of the month after the postponement of the elections that were due to be held at BGC on Sunday following the expiry of term of office of members who have been at the helm for the past three years.
The outgoing executive consists of Brian Sanangurai (president), Alexio Paradzai (vice-president), Munyaradzi Nzarayapenga (secretary) while Chenge Chivonivoni has been the vice-secretary.
Reigning Mbada champion Wishes Nyoni has been the treasurer deputised by Margaret Vera while Tonderai Gavu and Kwangwari Kwangwari have been the captain and vice-captain respectively.
Kwangwari explained why the elections did not take place and how the season opening game progressed.
“The elections did not take place. They were deferred to end of May because we did not have a quorum.
“The first game of the season was okay. We had 30 golfers taking part. Cleopas Dube sponsored the competition. There were various prizes on the day,” he said.