BULAWAYO Golf Club golfer and Zimbabwe junior golf team coach Philip Tshuma was named coach of the year during the Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa) ceremony that was held at a local hotel in Bulawayo on Wednesday night.
Tshuma yesterday told Southern Eye Sport that he was over the moon for being recognised as the best coach. Ansa celebrates and recognises potential in different sport personalities and this year was a big year for Tshuma.
He attributed his success to the boys saying that it is their commitment that led him to the historic recognition.
“I am happy for such an honour. Credit goes to the junior golfers. I think this is the reflection of the success that we had this year as a team. We managed to participate in the Toyota World Junior Champions in June which is an achievement itself. The boys were co-operative, they did very well,” Tshuma said.
Tshuma led Zimbabwe junior golfers to Toyota World Junior Championships’ 72-hole tournament which lasted for four days, from June 24 to 27 in Nagoya, Japan.
Zimbabwe qualified to take part in the tournament after coming second to South Africa at Chainama Golf Club in Lusaka, Zambia, in May, ending a nine-year absence in the rated global tournament. He was presented with a floating trophy and a $400 prize money.