Kenya Golf Guide

Nyandarua Assembly speaker, Nderi Ndiani teeing off during the Mabati Rolling Mills golf tournament at the Nyahururu Golf Club at the weekend.


Home player, Joseph Karanja hit a birdie on par five and his ball landed close to the pin to emerge winner of Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) golf tournament held in Nyahururu.

He scored identical 20 points on first nine and second nine for 40 points to beat John Gatuma on count back.

Simon Muturi on 39 points was the second runners up after beating 4NTE matatu sacco chairman, Wilfred Kimotho on count back. Simon Ngugi was fourth with 37 points.

The winner did not have it smooth as he admitted playing badly on hole 17 in par three of the nine-hole high altitude course of the Nyahururu Golf Club on Saturday.

In the last hole, I played a very poor shot that saw my ball land on a small rump, but I recovered after the ball landed almost next to the pin in my fourth stroke thus earning me a bye,” Karanja said after being awarded top prize – a golfer’s bag for clubs, by MRM head of marketing Harry Njagi.

Impressed by the large turnout of 87 golfers, Njagi announced MRM will sponsor the event next year.

Nancy Kimemia won the ladies’ category with 39 points. Ladies’ runners up was Mercy Mburu with 31 points.

Sammy Wambugu won the prize for best man player in the first nine with 20 points.

Men and ladies prize for the longest drives went to youthful player Luther Kamau and Esther Karuga.

A new entrance into game of golf, Mark Kamande was awarded for his effort by scooping the unpopular “piga mingi” prize. He scored a total of 17 points.