HARARE – Zimbabwe’s amateur golf team is in high spirits, looking forward to making a mark at the Eisenhower Trophy in the United Arab Emirates from Wednesday to Saturday.

The Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association said the three-man side, captained by David Amm and coached by Simon Murungweni, is “primed for competition” ahead of the 72-nation tournament at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s National Course. 

The other players are Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa and Keegan Shutt who, alongside skipper Amm, are all products of Zimbabwean junior golf’s development drive.

The World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) – commonly known as the Eisenhower Trophy – is is a biennial event for men organised by the International Golf Federation.

Since the tournament was first played in 1958, it is named after Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President of the United States at the time, who was a keen amateur golfer. The equivalent competition for women is the Espirito Santo Trophy.

Zimbabwe qualified for this year’s Eisenhower Trophy after successfully hosting the Zimbabwe Amateur Championship at Royal Harare in August. In the past three decades, Zimbabwe has only failed to qualify once.


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