Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe were the official communications partner at the recently held 2014 Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open held at the Royal Harare Golf Club from 10 -13 April 2014.
The Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned event had a field of 156 players with the 2010 winner JBE Kruger from South Africa coming out tops once again this year.
Mr. Wellington Makamure, the Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe Managing Director.
The Liquid Telecom Sponsorship included dedicated packages for tournament staff, Supersport, media and free Wi-Fi in the halfway house for all players.
To enable smooth transmission and instant updates of the tournament, Liquid Telecom was providing a high speed connectivity link for Supersport which enabled live scores updates between scorers in the field and their central office.
Tournament staff, local media and the Sunshine tour staff were provided with separate internet links to enable ease accessibility.
Liquid Telecom also provided free Wi-Fi in the Halfway House giving players access to the internet and keeping in touch with fellow players’ scores seamlessly at world class standards.
Speaking at Royal Harare during the golf championship, Mr Makamure the Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe Managing Director said, “After the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee approached Liquid Telecom for the connectivity sponsorship, we came on board to deliver a quality broadband service to match the high standards set by the Sunshine Tour and expected of Zim Open.
Liquid Telecom offers connectivity within international acclaimed standards that match the European standards. It is an honour to have worked with members of the Zim Open committee and other sponsors who came together to make this event a success.”
Speaking at the tournament, the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee Mr Livingstone Gwata, said “I am very happy with the connectivity provided by Liquid Telecom at the 2014 Zimbabwe Open as this was flawless contributing to the successful hosting of the event.”
The international visitors could just not help but shower their comments to the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee expressing their delight towards the impressive standards and connectivity speeds which most of them had not anticipated Zimbabwe service providers would offer.
Scott Vincent receives his trophy as the outstanding amateur as Guest of Honour, Harare Mayor B. Manyenyeni looks on.
Ruven Kustanovich, from Cornershop Media who are the producers for and on behalf of Supersport, also said that Internet was perfect and would like to consider same day Supersport Blitz highlights for 2015.”
While Willie Scheepers, the IT Manager for Sunshine Tour and the media technical contact for the Zimbabwe Open added, “The best connection we have used not only in Zimbabwe but even the competitions we work with in South Africa.”
Charmed by the fast broadband connectivity, Tongoona Charamba, one of Zimbabwe’s leading players said that he would definitely like Liquid Telecom to provide him with internet at his home.
Michael Mahachi, the Secretary of the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee and tournament Director also thanked liquid Telecom for the sponsorship this year and said he was hoping for a much bigger event next year.”
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