Golf-4-All salutes dedicated parents

United States based Madalitso Muthiya will lead the Zambian contingent
United States based Madalitso Muthiya will lead the Zambian contingent which comprises professionals such as Patrick Mwendapole and Michael Chiluba who is based in South Africa.

THE golfing community has paid tribute to parents that have kept the sport alive through supporting their children; highlighting Peter Muthiya, who guided his son Madalitso to the top of Zambia’s golf. During a luncheon ceremony at Lusaka Hotel yesterday, Golf-4-All facilitator, Brian Chisengalumbwe said junior golf in Zambia over the last two decades had existed only because parents had dedicated time, resources and leadership to the young players. “Junior golf would not be where it is had it not been for the efforts and contributions of the parents. The investment in terms of time, money and guidance has been outstanding. Special mention must go to Mr Peter Muthiya who we feel should be the golfing parent of the decade. “Our request to the city fathers, the Lusaka City Council, is to start recognising sporting heroes by naming some streets after some of these sporting heroes. Lusaka has produced greats like Madalitso, Mohammed Essa, Jassy Singh among others and need such recognition,” he said. At the function, Golf-4-All invited parents who have supported junior golfers who have gone on to excel for the country with Peter Muthiya being mentioned posthumously. Other parents that attended the lunch sponsored by Lusaka Hotel were Pastors Moses and Victoria, the mother and father of professional golfer Michael Chiluba, Frank Chanda father of Bruce Chanda as well as Telephone Ndhlovu who is father of Fred. Also in attendance was Steve Nawa, the father of two lady golfers and the leaders in Zambian lady golf, Mellissa and Tina and Adrian Chundama who guided three of his sons to play golf in Zambia at the highest level in the names of Teleka, Nsangu and Chifundo. Golf-4-All has also been spearheading the sourcing and donation of golf kit to junior golfers at Lusaka but decided this time to cast their net wider by donating kit to Chainama Golf Club. Among the kit donated yesterday were golf clubs, golf shoes, grips which came from Peter Chilimina, a Zambian living in Bedford, United Kingdom as well as from members of the Lusaka Golf Club. In receiving the equipment, Chainama Golf Club junior golf co-ordinator Bruce Chinungi thanked Golf-4-All for the gesture saying the donation would go a long way in helping develop junior golf at Chainama. Times of Zambia