Golf: 170 to participate in this weekend’s Safaricom tour in Kitale

Over 170 golfers have enlisted to participate in this weekend’s Safaricom Golf Tour which will be held at Kitale Golf Club, Trans Nzoia County.

We are pleased that our series continues to attract great participation from across the country, especially with the junior golfers taking part in both the competition and golf clinics. This leg will also have the caddies tournament which speaks to what we set out to achieve at the onset of this series which to give all those interested a chance to participate in the tournament,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO,  Safaricom.

The 10th leg of the series has attracted golfers from Nandi Bears, Kakamega, Kisumu, Eldoret, and Kericho Golf Clubs.

Some of the key lady Golfers from Nandi Bears drawn in the Saturday tournament are Lydia Jebichii, the overall winner of the fourth leg in Nyanza, and Faith Chemutai a previous winner in the Women’s Longest Drive Category.

Sunday’s junior tourney will also involve golf clinics, where the aspiring junior golfers will get an opportunity to learn skills from various trainers as has been the case in the past nine legs.

Marya Nyambura in action during the past leg of the Safaricom Junior Championship in Eldoret in April 2022. PIC:FILE

Last week, Kericho Golf course played the host to the ninth leg of the Tour, in which Dr. Kipkirui Langat emerged the overall winner in the seniors’ tournament on 40 Stableford points with juniors Tsevi Soni and Aana Mengi claiming the best Boy and Girl titles in the juniors’ tournament.

The Safaricom Golf Tour has so far been to nine locations across the country namely: Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, Eldoret, Karen, Nyali and Kericho drawing over 4,800 golfers who have taken part in the tournaments, junior clinics, and outreach programs.


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