Moses Alsayed Lubega
Titus Okwong and Edrine Okong are the typecast two worlds apart bind by one Love-Golf. The two young golfers while back Home-Uganda, were never consummate bedfellows. Titus Okwong, a Toro Golf Club made golfer is self-assured as his weapon, while Edrine Okong baked at Mehta Golf Club is a silent wolf. The two, eight months ago, united at Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, United States to chase their love of golf
At Livingstone, the duo realized, thanks to the environment (savage competition), that love had to be accompanied by winning. At the moment, the two are thereabouts. A week past, the leaderboard at HBCU Invitational Golf at the par 72 Summer Grove Club, revealed exhibits. Edrine Okong, shot 147 in two rounds to finish 4th, five shots off the winner Tyler Simmons, while Titus Okwong’s 150 reserved his place in the top TEN. This piece of work, a sense of old, has felt home coming since the beginning of the year says Okong who feels his ‘rhythm is getting back’, and his short game can only take further ‘A-list steps’ with his ‘mental game pulling back together’ he tells me.
Those particulars are as essential as A-wedge in his bag needed to escape from a banker.
That association of rhythm and mental, is a big putt for the 19-year-old. What is frightening for his peers, the teen sensation is scarce on the arrivalisim bed bug that feasts on many of the young achieving peers.
There is a tickling sense of unease from his current highlight, and only mentioned it in passing during our conversation. ‘I feel normal’ he shrugged when I was taken aback by his nonchalance.
His college mate Titus Okwong feels a sense of delay to climb to where he originally belonged.
The Black College Hall of Fame leaderboard as the header reads, may perhaps one day speak in its literal sense-Hall of Fame in favor of the two Ugandans.