Obama honours Zim golfers at White House

HARARE - Zimbabwe's past and present PGA Tour stars added another feather to their caps on Tuesday after gracing the White House during a President’s Cup reception hosted by US president Barrack Obama.

Amongst Zimbabwe’s golf luminaries invited to the famous residence were Zimbabwe golf legend Nick Price, PGA tour golfer Brendan de Jonge as well as compatriots Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty.

The quartet is part of the International side that will take on the President’s Cup team from October 6 to 11 in Seoul, South Korea.

Bulawayo-born Johnstone and Bindura-born McNulty, who currently play on the Champions Tour, are the assistant captains of the International side.

Price will captain the International side for the second time while De Jonge will be hoping to make a better impression on his second appearance at the biennial competition.

Whilst the visit to Washington DC was another endorsement of the Zimbabwe golfer’s contribution to American golf, it also created a buzz back home.

Former Sports minister David Coltart said the quartet’s invite to the White House was a proud moment for Zimbabwe.

“What a proud moment for Zimbabwe Golf — Nick Price, Tony Johnstone, Mark McNulty and Brendan de Jonge honoured in the White House by President Obama,” Coltart posted on his Facebook page.

“What great ambassadors these men have been for the wonderful game of golf in Zimbabwe.”

Obama has served as Honorary Chairman of the 2009 and 2013 President’s Cup matches. The President’s Cup is held every two years between the US and an international team.

Comments (1)

Thank you Barack Obama for honouring Zimbabwean golfers. It shows that after all you care for Zimbabwe.

sowell chikwari - 27 June 2014

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