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11 countries to tee off at the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Championship

11 countries to tee off at the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Championship

The Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Championship for the fourth year will take place from 21 to 24 June.

Ian Stevenson of Namibia Breweries (L) at a media engagement this week said this year an invitation was extended and will include a women’s leg to the tournament for the first time.

This year’s tournament will also see the South African International Pairs competition take place in Windhoek at the same time, but as a separate event.

According Stevenson, the tourney will start on 21 June when golfers arrive in Windhoek. The event will be played at both the Windhoek Golf Club and the Omeya Golf Club with a practise round on 22 June.

The actual competition will begin on 23 and 24 June and the golfers will compete in A, B and C divisions, with 36 holes being played on 23 June and 18 on 24 June.

The tourney will be finish off with a gala dinner and green jacket will be handed over to the eventual winner of the championships.

Meanwhile, in terms of things in the pipeline in regards with the tourney, Stevenson said, “We are working hard, to get the disabled participating as well, but it will be in different categories,” he said.

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