Golfer Hillary Ndugutse emerged winner of the 2017 Netherlands Business Golf Cup at the par 72 Kitante Golf Course in Kampala. Ndugutse, a seasoned golfer and businessperson registered a score of41 points to win this year’s Netherlands Business Golf Cup.

dfcu_s Chief Transformation Officer, Paul van Apeldoorn (R) hands over a prize to one of the winners in the tournament

The Netherlands Business Golf Cup is an annual golf tournament that is sponsored by dfcu Bank in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, KLM airlines, VIVO energy, Unilever and Shares (U) Ltd. The tournament brings together members of Uganda’s business community in both the public and private sector to provide a networking opportunity with Dutch affiliated businesses.

After a grueling 18-hole thriller, Ndugutse emerged as the unrivalled champion to lift his first Netherlands Business Golf Cup trophy. Over 200 participants teed off at this year’s Netherlands Business Golf Cup on a sunny Saturday morning at the Kitante Golf Club. Golfers networked with their competitors from various business backgrounds as they played 18 holes on one of Uganda’s toughest golf courses as well as.

Later in the evening, businessmen and women were treated to a dinner and awards ceremony at the Uganda Golf Club, to recognize the outstanding players of the tournament.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, dfcu’s Chief Transformation Officer, Paul van Apeldoorn reiterated the need to have more networking opportunities for the Ugandan business community to provide opportunities for investments in and out of Uganda.

“With initiatives such as the Netherlands Business Golf Cup we hope to expand our business opportunities not only in Uganda but beyond borders. We take advantage of such moments to use the great sport of golf to network on and off the green.” He said.

There was joy as the day’s champion was awarded for his outstanding stroke and drive that enabled him to win the 2017 Netherlands Business Golf Cup.

“Winning this year’s Netherlands Business Golf Cup is a great achievement to me. I worked on my stroke and managed to steady the ship all the way to the last hole. I am thankful for the tournament sponsors and will surely be back next year to defend my trophy.” Ndugutse said.

Other outstanding players included; Candy Mpanga who emerged winner in the women’s category.