Britam introduces insurance for golfers
Britam Insurance Company has introduced a special insurance package for golfers to make sure that they are covered as they play what is widely viewed as a gentleman’s game.
Britam chief executive officer, Grant Mwenechanya, announced the introduction of the insurance cover during the Britam Golf Tournament played at Blantyre Sports Club over the weekend.
He said the insurance cover was a deliberate effort to help the golfers deal with the risks they face when playing the game.
“It is a comprehensive cover for golf where the cover includes the golfer himself in terms of personal injury and the clubs that he uses. If he sinks a hole-in-one, there is also a prize for that. For third parties, in case he plays the ball and it hits another person or property, all that is covered under one policy—the golfers’ comprehensive policy,” he said.
Mwenechanya said the company would continue sensitising the golfers to get as many golfers covered as possible.
Blantyre Sports Club Golf Captain, Webster Kaunga, hailed Britam for the initiative.
“There are a lot of risks involved with the game of golf. We appreciate the introduction of this policy and all the support Britam shows towards golf in the country. It is our hope that more golfers will get covered,” he said.
A record 99 golfers participated during the tournament, but it was Furkan Gani who won the men’s division after carding an impressive 39 points off a handicap of 11.
Gani was in double glory after also winning the men’s longest drive award.
William Mabulekesi won the nearest to-the pin accolade.
Roza Mbilizi continued her dominance in ladies’ golf with a gross of 36 points to beat off competition from Bose Kamphulusa.
Just like Gani, Mbilizi had an icing on the cake with the nearest to pin in two on the 18th.
Connie Muguvu-Karuku won the ladies’ longest drive accolade.
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