Kenya Golf Guide

SWING: Seacom Regional Head James Opio tees off to inaugurate the series.


Handicap 4 Evans Vitisia beat a large field of seasoned Nairobi golfers to emerge with the best shots of the day during the first series of Seacom golf tour at Muthaiga Golf Club yesterday.

The home club member got a strong 40 stableford points to emerge victorious after combining 20 on the front nine and 20 on the back nine.

Evans who have played golf since 1978 set off on the 373 yards par 1st hole, bogeyed on 2nd hole and back to back pars on 3rd,4th,5th and 6th holes.

He embarked with a strong par on the famous notorious hole seven,562 yards, the only birdie on the first nine before wrapping up his front nine on 20 points with a par.


An elated Evans was on course again on his back nine which pared on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th holes.

He hit the only bogey of his back nine on the 215 yards 16th hole, a par on 17th and a round of birdie to pen 20 on back nine.

“I played well, despite the captain trying to make the greens very hard for us, I focused on what had brought me here today and that’s how I won” said an elated Vitisia after receiving his prize from Seacom’s Regional Head Julius Opiyo.


Limuru’s Vincent Wan’gombe came in second recording 38 stableford points after combining 19 on front nine and a repeat of the same on his outward nine.

Playing off handicap 23, Wan’gombe started off dropping two shots on 1st hole,double bogey on 2nd,dropped a shot on 3rd and 4th.

On the 165 yards 5th hole, Wan’gombe hit a par, dropped shots all through to 9th with a double bogey on eighth hole to record 19 on front nine.

On back nine,Vincent got 19 points.He started off scratching on the 531 yards 10th hole,double bogey on 11th,dropped two shots on 12th.He picked up a par on stroke index 12,13th,dropped a shot on 14th,double bogey on 15th and back to back pars all through to 18th to record 19 on back nine for 38 stableford points.

Sigh Khromov also a member at Muthaiga,playing off handicap 13 was third with 37 stableford points after combining 18 on front and 19 on back nine.


In the ladies category, handicap 9, Nancy Ndungu from Windsor golf and country club took home the ladies trophy after she combined 19 on the front nine and 16 on the back nine to romp home with 35 points. Emaculate Wambui and Shah Patel got 32 and 28 points to finish second and third respectively.

Anthony Ngacha took home the 1st nine prizes after he played a strong 21 points and Japheth Kiboi took home the 2nd nine with18 points.

Longest Drive Men went to Onesmus Mutuota and the ladies longest drive went to hard hitting Miriam Wambui.

John Odhiambo took home the nearest to the pin trophy and handicap 16 Joshua Chepkwony took home the Guest winners prize with 35 points. canada goose kinder canada goose kinder

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