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Change of guard Kenya Golf Union as Philip Ochola assumes the Chairmanship

Muthaiga Golf club’s Philip Ochola is the new Kenya Golf Union Chairman after being elected  unopposed during the associations annual general meeting held at Muthaiga Golf club.

David Ndung’u of Limuru Country Club, Chris Kinuthia of Thika Sports Club and Karugu Macharia of Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club assumed the Vice Chairman,Secretary and Treasurer positions respectively.

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The three were also elected unopposed.
The six executive positions were won by Brian Akun  who polled 55 votes Francis Wambua, 70 votes, Ndiga Kithae 60 votes, Jonathan Marucha, 72 votes, Sammy Itemere 74 votes, and Thomas Mwaura 60 votes.

The position attracted 11 contestants.

91 ballots were cast out of the 104 eligible voters representing an 88% turnout.

In his acceptance speech, Ochola said his top priority during his one year tenure as Chairman is to ensure the successful completion of ongoing projects.

“I am determined to finalize the Lenana & Kasarani high performance center projects, which holds great potential for nurturing young talent in our country. Additionally, I aim to see the introduction of golf in schools come to fruition, as it is vital for attracting and grooming the next generation of golfers. I also pledge to promote our Elite squad players, providing them with opportunities to excel and securing scholarships to further their golfing careers,” said Mr. Ochola.

The Chairman expressed his intention to nurture young talent, take care of the welfare of the infirm golfers, the disabled players and caddies. This will be achieved in collaboration with KGU subsidiaries, namely the Junior Golf Foundation, the Kenya Ladies Golf Union, and the Kenya Open Golf Limited.

He committed to actively engage the Government create a conducive environment for the development of the golf at a national level. He also promised to partner with the private sector and institutions to develop the game of golf further.

The Outgoing Chairman Njani Ndiritu thanked the committee members for their support during his tenure. He said that the Union has continued to make significant strides to prioritize Junior Golf, and has signed an MOU with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to introduce golf in schools. He urged the new leadership to work together and build upon the foundation that has already been laid.

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