Delta reaffirms Zim Open partnership

HARARE - Delta Beverages insists they remain committed to helping local golf improve shown by their continued support of the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open championship.

The tournament tees off next Thursday at the Royal Harare Golf Club with a field of at lead 141 golfers fighting for honours.

Delta Beverages’ Golden Pilsener brand manager Paida Tabengwa said: “Ever since we embarked on the journey to bring this vision to fruition in 2012, we have successfully hosted four tournaments so far.

“We started off with a prize purse of R1.5 million, which we subsequently increased to R1.6 million the following year. In 2014, the prize money was increased again to R1.8 million and has remained the same for the past two years.

“What makes Golden Pilsener a different, world-class Pilsener is its unique ingredient the Saaz hop, and a brewing process that has been perfected for decades.

“Golden Pilsener Legends, as we believe all Golden Pilsener consumers to be, demand a beer that is as discerning and as legendary as they are.

“We continue to respond to these demands, consistently crafting a beer that is as unique, as it is world-class.

“In keeping abreast with the changing times, we aim to reward our consumers with a beer that is a true reflection of who they are legends.”

Tournament director Mike Mahachi is pleased with the field taking part in the tournament this year.

“The profile of the tournament keeps growing in stature, as we manage to lure more and more high profile international players.

“This has also highly benefited our local players improve their play on the greens,” he said.

This year, defending champion Dean Burmester will be back again to try and make it two wins in a row.

Two time champion Jbe’ Kruger, has lots of championship victories on the Asian and European Tours, will also be among the field.

Zimbabwean Marc Cayeax will be making his long awaited come back after an invitation from the Open Committee.

Keith Horne a multiple winner on the Sunshine Tour with eight victories in his illustrious career will be one of the major attractions together with Germany’s Alexander Knappe to complete one of the most intriguing contingent of top golfers to fight for the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open championship.

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