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22 January 2024 | Golf

The 2024 MTN Monthly Tee officially got underway with the January edition at the par-71 lakeside Entebbe Golf Club.

A massive field of 173 golfers braced the friendly sunny weather conditions for the medal play event on Saturday, 20th January.

By the close of business of the one-day event, handicap 19 golfer Herbert Opolot emerged as the overall winner with a nett score of 65.

“I had a perfect round that I enjoyed. I am happy for the victory” Opolot said of his win at the 19th hole.

Meanwhile, Next Media Chief Executive Officer Kin Karisa took charge of the men's Group A pool with 75 nett. Karisa was a stroke better than Paul Habyarimana.

Kirarira Twijukye toped Group B (68 nett) and Mathias Zzungu was runners up with 69 nett.

In Group C, Louis Tumukunde was best with 66 nett, a stroke better than Entebbe Club chairperson Jacob Byamukama.

In the seniors’ category (55 years and above), Etienne Marin was outstanding with 74 nett while Jovia Tugume won the ladies cluster with 71 nett ahead of Ruth Mugisha (73 nett).

Obiga Omia (69 nett) a member of the West Nile Golf Club was the outstanding guest.


James Joash Okema hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 hole 12.

Okema, a handicap 22 golfer, used a Titleist 2 black Pro V ball with an 8 Iron club to hit the ace as witnessed by Michael Ssekadde, Timothy Okanya and Timothy Lwanga.

January 2024 MTN Monthly Tee

  • Overall Winner: Herbert Opolot – 65 Nett

Group A:

  • Winner: Kin Karisa – 75 Nett
  • Runners up: Paul Habyarimana – 76 Nett

Group B:

  • Winner: Kirarira Twijukye – 68 Nett
  • Runners up: Mathias Zungu – 69 Nett

Group C:

  • Winner: Louis Tumukunde – 66 Nett
  • Runners up: Jacob Byamukama – 67 Nett

Seniors: Etienne Marin – 74 Nett


  • Winner: Jovia Tugume – 71 Nett
  • Runners up: Ruth Mugisha – 73 Nett

Guest Winner: Obiga Omia – 69 Nett

Hole-in-One: James Joash Okema (On Hole 12)

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