The forecast for the 29th of September 2018 is sunny skies, light breeze and your best game ever courtesy of Rotary Zanzibar and Fumba Town Golf Day.

Best game ever you ask? The score is up to you, but the rest is up to us and we are offering a great day of golf on a beautiful course, filled with the fun and friendship of other players, our members and sponsors and friends and family.

Where else can you enjoy fresh Italian coffee and delicious pastries just before your first tee? How often does the cool kick of a Moscow Mule add some extra pizzazz to your swing and the legendary powers of coconut water will no doubt bring accuracy and precision to your putting?

And while you are having the best fun ever on a golf course, you will be doing this to help 1,000’s of others.

“Golf is not just about scoring. It is a walk in the park, an experience for all of the senses and hours of incomparable therapy.” Peter Matkovich, Sea Cliff Golf course designer.

But the scores will count towards wonderful and exciting prizes for the winners;

Qatar Airlines are sponsoring 2 return flights to any of their destinations for both the ladies and gents winners. However, every participant will be a winner, as not only will you get to play on what is widely considered the best golf course in East Africa, receive a great Luxury Gift Bag, have sponsored cart hire for the first 40 entries and enjoy snacks and drinks throughout the course and celebrate the night away at the award dinner, The 19th Hole after-party, but you will also enjoy the beautiful environment of Zanzibar, the cooling sea breezes and warmth and hospitality of your hosts, the Rotarians of Zanzibar, Stone Town and Sea Cliff Resort & Spa as well as the generosity of our numerous sponsors.

All while helping us raise funds for our beneficiary, MAKUNDUCHI HOSPITAL on Zanzibar.

The draw will take place at Café 27 / COASTAL ZANZIBAR AIRPORT HOTEL on Wednesday the 26th of September. All players will be informed of their tee off times on Thursday, September 27th.

QMB, OZTI East Africa and Café 27 will be sponsoring the event. Come join us for a fun night building up to the big day. Details and updates to follow on our FACEBOOK page. All players will be informed of their tee off times on Thursday, September 27th.

The competition will be played according to the The Stableford Rules & Scoring Format over 18 holes on the 9-hole course. Rotary Zanzibar & Fumba Town Competition rules & Sea Cliff Golf Rules apply. Players with a “pending” or “inactive” handicap are not eligible to win prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, but can win “hole prizes”, i.e. Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Straightest Drive. It is the responsibility of the player to advise his / her Club contacts in order for the organizers to check his / her handicap prior to entry. Sea Cliff Golf Club will tally scores and their decision will be final.

The “19th Hole Dinner & Dance” is a great night out for all and open to anyone.

Players’ entry includes entry to the 19th Hole event, and for friends and family the cost is $40 per person. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join in the fun and celebrations and hopefully witness you receiving one of our excellent prizes. And maybe win something themselves with our lucky ticket draw.

The event will start at 18:00 at the Boma at Sea Cliff with a cocktail reception hosted by ZMMI. Dinner and prize-giving will start at 19:00. DJ Eddy will be getting us up to dance the night away.

Please note the dress code for the night is smart.

Tickets will be on sale at Mbweni Supermarket, One Ocean, ZMMI and OZTI from the 1st of September. 

For your convenience you can book and pay online for a small additional fee $42 – see Register Pay & Donate.

Ticket sales end on 19th of September at 15:00: there is only a limited number available, we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.Should you wish to book a table of 8, please contact us info@rotaryzanzibargolf.com. 

What will the players receive for their entrance fee?

The entry fee is $120 and includes the following:

  • Green Fees for 18 holes in the Stableford Competition
  • Golf Cart (first 40 entries) or trolley
  • Luxury Goodie Bag (currently valued at $300 – see attached poster)
  • Our generous sponsors will parch your thirst and keep your energy levels high with delicious snacks and/or drinks at every Tee Box
  • Entry to the “19th Hole” Dinner & Dance Prize-Giving Party
  • Great prizes!
  • …much, much more to announce as we approach the date!

 

Accommodation:

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa has very kindly offered all participants, their friends and family a special rate of US$ 140.00 for a Double Superior room or US$120.00 for a Single room per night on B&B basis. for Friday the 21st, Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of September 2018.

For reservation at Sea Cliff Resort & Spa please e-mail at reservations@seacliffzanzibar.com

Alternative accommodation options that we suggest are:

Both Café 27 and Zanzibar Beach House are offering a rate of $60 per double room on Air B&B.

Please contact Café 27 at czahotel@zanzibar.cc or call +255 24 224 2083

You can contact Zanzibar Beach House at zanzibarbeachhouse@gmail.com or call +255 773 549 235

The Cause

The beneficiary of the Golf Day and 19th Hole Dinner for 2018 is Makunduchi Hospital, managed by HIPZ and the Ministry of Health. The Rotary Club of Zanzibar is delighted to be using the money raised from this year’s Golf Event to provide modern staff accommodation.

Over a number of years, HIPZ and the Rotary Club have worked together to improve the hospital infrastructure and provide much-needed equipment.  Rotary and HIPZ have a current project to improve service delivery and quality of care at Makunduchi Hospital from funds raised during the 2016 Rotary Zanzibar & Fumba Town Golf Day.

One of the biggest problems an isolated hospital faces is recruiting and retaining skilled clinical technicians and medical staff, as people are drawn to the comforts of urban life. The work is tough and the day starts very early. In order to increase the attractiveness of working at Makunduchi and thereby improving staff retention, the Rotary Club is delighted to be using the money raised from this year’s Golf Day to provide modern staff accommodation. Completion is anticipated by the start of 2019.

This project has the full support of the local community who has already started the building project and is voluntarily providing labour. However, without additional funds from Rotary, the project cannot be completed.

UPDATE

We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Health is completing the staff accommodation at Makunduchi Hospital which allows us to progress further down our list of what we would like to achieve; the extension of the female ward and creation of a dedicated post-miscarriage care unit. However, this goes beyond simply extending and refurbishing the female ward, our aim is to consolidate the services offered to female patients in a way that offers them greater privacy and respect.

The hospital currently deals with about 30 cases of miscarriage a month and needs a dedicated surgical space for safe and private medical care and a dedicated area to offer counselling as part of their comprehensive Post Abortion Care (CPAC). Here we must emphasize the word abortion relates to miscarriage and not an elected choice. Traditionally, miscarriage is treated as a fact of life, when in reality it is hugely traumatic and we are very pleased to support a programme that cares for woman to this extent.

The hospital receives an average of 70 female inpatients a month. The existing ward has 6 beds and they hope to increase this to 10. The complete extension increases the existing ward by approximately 160%.

Our 2018 Beneficiary: Extension of the female ward and creation of a dedicated post-miscarriage care unit at Makunduchi Hospital

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