Kenya Golf Guide

PLOTTING NEXT ACTION: Joseph Thiga lines his putt during the competition at Thika Sports Club. His team finished second in the competition.


Members of Ruiru and Makuyu Golf Clubs had a tough day on the course dominated by Thika Sports Club members who claimed all the three qualification slots to the Dasani Golf Gala Grand Finale.

The team of Stephen Kinyanjui, Simon Ndungu, David Njehia and John Thairo carried the day with an excellent team score of 111 stableford points. Kinyanjui who was the team’s pilot returned a magnificent 41points, Ndungu managed 36points while Njehia contributed 34points. Thairo however was the team’s weakest link and shot 32points.

The Vice-Captain Thika Sports Club  Handicap 7 Patrick Gakuo scored a hole-in-one on number four one of his first in his golfing career. Speaking after his round, an elated Gakuo who admitted that he has never scored a nearest to the pin said that good company, accommodating weather and a lot of effort worked to his advantage. “In my 25 years of golf this is my first one-in-hole and I must say that I trust my team will work well.”

The team of former chairman David Wainaina, Joseph Thiga, David Karuma and Walsh Irungu finished second after posting a team score of 109 beating the third team of Wycliffe Murwayi, Kim Nderitu, Jitan Shah and Rajan Shah on countback. Thiga anchored the team on 38, Karuma contributed 36 and Walsh Irungu shot a magnificent 35. Wainaina was the team’s weakest link returning 32. However, his score was influential as it was used to determine a higher  slot for his team following the rules of the Gala that uses the fourth winner to decide the winner.He beat  the third team’s Rajan Shah who could only manage 27points.

The individual prize went to the handicap 24 Wycliffe Murwayi who shot an exceelent 44 points beating phillip Mionki who did a magnificent 40points.

David Sate from Nyanza Golf Club won the guest prize on 37points beating Limuru’s Peter Maina who only managed 32 points.

The Gala now moves to Windsor Golf Resort coming weekend where two qualification slots to the Grand Finale are up for grabs before moving to Nyali where Coast based Golf clubs will converge at Nyali.

The winning team in the Dasani Golf Gala wins an all expense paid trip to the TOUR Championship, presented by Coca-Cola, at the East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia. The TOUR Championship is the last event of the US-PGA Tour and only the top 30 golf professionals in the world are invited to compete. The VIP winners will also play on the Tour’s top golf courses including the TPC SugarLoaf and the TPC SawGrass in Florida. The winners will also get a tour of the home Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. cgparka cgparka

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