By Mercy Chewe
No spectators will be allowed as the 2021 local golf season starts on Friday with the two-day Reliant Mining Classic championship at the Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe.
50 participants that includes golf star Madaliso Mutiya will be in action at the championship that has mixed professionals and amateurs.
Professional Golfers Association of Zambia (PGAZ) Spokesperson Alfred Tamba said the teeing-off of the season was good for the local game.
Tamba pledged that COVIDI-19 protocols will be followed at the Reliant Mining Classic championship
“All participants will be tested before the event. Then social distancing will be at two club-lengths on the course and no caddies. This means players will carry their own bags or push trolley themselves,” said Tamba.
Nkana player Beza Daka, Mwalikwa Sondashi, Mukuka Mwango, Gabriel Chibale, Morton Muwowo, Kelvin Phiri and Dominic Musonda are some of the famous players competing in the Reliant Mining Classic championship.