Masisi’s most expensive golf ball

Masisi teeing off at BDP golf day PIC: BDP Tsholetsa Facebook
Masisi teeing off at BDP golf day PIC: BDP Tsholetsa Facebook

When members of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) watched President Mokgweetsi Masisi tee off at Gaborone Golf Club on Friday, little did they know they were witnessing the start of an unexpected windfall.

The applause that followed his swing hinted at something special, but no one anticipated just how special it would be: that same golf ball would fetch a staggering P350,000 at auction a few hours later. Yes, you read that right. The BDP auctioned off Masisi’s signed ball for over a quarter of a million pula as part of fundraising efforts for the upcoming general election in October.

Your average golf ball might set you back a mere P30, with some of the priciest options like Dixon Fire golf balls going for around P1,000 per dozen.

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