THE 2008 Daffodil Corporate Golf challenge champion, MRDC, yesterday returned the Cup to the organizers, Oil Search for house keeping purpose and has vowed to defend the title come September 18.
When handing the Daffodil Cup to Oil Search Corporate Affairs Ruth Waram, MRDC Corporate Services Manager Chauka Chakumai confidently said they will be out to win the Cup in two weeks time.
Chakumai also supported Oil Search-sponsored team with a purchase order for give-away prize to teams and also paid their nomination fees for the upcoming event next month.
He said MRDC has close relationships with Oil Search and has been taking part since the Daffodil Corporate Golf challenge started seven years ago.
Chakumai said MRDC won the golf challenge convincingly and have made a commitment to defend the Cup this year.
A member of the team Lucas Kamane said they have tried for the past seven years but has not been successful until last two years when they made a big improvement to finish 8th and 7th respectively for two consecutive years and then came out victors last year.
Kamane is one of the two players with Benjamin Charles who were heavily supported by MRDC to play golf for the team. The other two members of MRDC are Chauka Chakumai and Rodney Perapu.
“We have been practicing hard and we are ready to defend the Cup on September 18,” he said.
Ms Waram thanked MRDC for supporting the Daffodil Corporate Golf Challenge tournament.
“It will be the seventh year in running; Oil Search has taken over from Chevron to run the corporate golf challenge for the good cause,”
She said so far 20 teams have confirm to take part while the organizing committee anticipates 40 team in total to take part in the September 18 event.
Ms Waram said all the proceeds raised from the Daffodil Challenge would go towards the Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society which basically supported the Cancer Unit at the Port Moresby General Hospital.