Members of the Kenya Railway Golf Club made history this weekend when they became the first amateur golfers to compete in the internationally recognized Four-Ball Better Ball format.

The format, a competition standard in the Africa Amateur Golf Championship, the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup, has been adapted for the second season of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival Championship which will be played across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda from September 2011 to April 2012.

Former Railways Captain Nthiomi Majau playing off a handicap-12 partned with Walter Onyino, off  handicap-17 to post scores of 22 points on their first nine and 25 points on the back nine for an impressive 47 points stable ford points.

Whilst delivering the winner’s speech, Majau welcomed Tusker Malt back to golf and to Railway Golf Club.

“The Carnival was last played in 2009, and it is a competition that has been greatly missed,” Majau said. “Once more congratulations to the Tusker Malt team for coming up with a good and interesting format of play, a break from the norm.”

The team of Andrew Kimani, handicap-9 and Eric Njoroge, handicap-14, posted 22 points on both the opening and closing nines for a total of 44 points beating the team of James Muigai, handicap-5 and George Gichuki, handicap-13 and the team of Norbert Wabwire, handicap-9 and Frank Ombura, handicap-14 on count back. Commenting on the new format, Tusker’s Wanyi Mwaura said it was in line with the brand’s values.

“The Four-Ball Better-Ball format is about partnership and bonding with your team-mate, this are the qualities that the brand aims to foster, the comradership so unique to the game of golf,” Mwaura said. “The Carnival continues to set the pace in terms of introducing new formats of play to amateur golf, with the underlying principle being the fostering of team work, bonding and fun.”

The Tusker Malt Golf Carnival now moves to the Machakos Golf Club before heading North to the Thika Sports Club.

“We are still confirming our calendar, it is a big calendar, it will eventually include 40 golf clubs across East Africa and host over 10,000 golfers drawn from over 51 golf clubs in the markets where Tusker Malt is enjoyed,” Mwaura added. “Although the golf clubs across East Africa are diverse, the golfers can all enjoy the same quality Tusker Malt Lager.” canada goose jacke damen canada goose jacke damen

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