MASERU — This year’s King’s Cup Golf tournament raised a historic M600 000.
The competition has over the last two years raised M500 000.
The objective of the prestigious annual tournament is to raise funds for His Majesty King Letsie III’s Royal Education Development Trust.
The competition, which was held at Maseru Golf Club, was opened by the King.
Tournament organiser, Sean Farrell, told the Sunday Express that the tourney is played by the corporate sector and it is intended to raise funds for charity.
“This tournament is played yearly and the main purpose is to raise funds for the King’s Education Development Trust,” Farrell said.
He said 13 companies had registered for the competition and each company has four golfers taking part in the four balls method of playing.
Farrell said the tournament is seeing a positive response from the business sector.
“This year’s tournament raised M600 000 which is a big success because the last two editions of the competition only managed M500 000,” Farrell said.
He told this paper that the tournament organisers will also give away four golf kits to the Maseru Golf Club to help grow the sport in the country.
“We are very happy because everything went according to plan and the sport seems to be growing,” said Farrell.
He said the tournament continues to attract a lot business people and it also helps them to network.
“I think this competition has also played a big role in helping in the development of golf in Lesotho,” he said.
Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) and Lesotho Steel Products (LSP) were the joint sponsors of the tournament.
The tournament was also part of King Letsie III’s 50th birthday celebrations.