Team Malawi lady golfers has stepped up preparations for this year's All Africa Challenge golf tournament set for Tanzania in September.
The team comprises Roza Mbilizi, Doreen Kavala, and Fortune Lee.
Malawi lady golfers wil be participating at the tournament for the first time since the competition started in 1992.
According to Ladies Golf Union president, Stella Ng'oma, so far they have received information that 20 African countries have confirmed their participation and they have set up a top-10 finish target.
"We know it would be tough considering that some of the countries at the tournament are more advanced and have better resources than us, but we are encouraging our golfers to utilise the inter-club challenges for shaping up for the tournament.
"Currently, we as an association have identified local coaches who are drilling the three golfers, and we hope through team work, our aim will be achieved," she said.
Ng'oma then urged ladies to join the sport, saying they need more women to boost up golf in the country.
"Ladies golf is now growing, we get women joining us, but we need more. Women should shrug off that mentality that the sport is for rich people, no, everyone can play golf, what matters is interest," she said.
One of the golfers, Kavala concurred with Ng'oma saying the preparations are promising.
"We are doing our best. Myself and Roza train at Blantyre Sports Club while our colleague Fortune is in Lilongwe doing the same. So far so good and we are ready to represent Malawi," she said.
Over the weekend, Mbilizi and Kavala were part of the winning team under Blantyre Sports Club at the EthCo Crocodile Ladies Inter-Club Challenge at Nchalo Golf course.