Kenya Golf Guide

PRESENTATION: PGK chairman Charan Thethy receives the Pro Am cheque from Kenya Airways Sponsorships Promotions Manager in charge of Africa and rest of world, Georgina Ndawa as KGU chairman Mwaniki Gachoka looks on.


The par 72 Windsor Golf and Country Club will from Wednesday morning play host to a total of 30 local professionals at the inaugural Kenya Airways Pro Am, expected to act as a curtain raiser to the Kenya Airways Golf Safari Grand Finale set to be held at the same venue on Saturday.

The professionals will be fighting for a lucrative prize money of Sh850, 000 from sponsors Kenya Airways and are expected to use the tournament as part of their preparation for the annual Kenya Open Golf Championships to be held at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club between March 29 and April 1.

“I would like to thank Kenya Airways for bringing the professional golfers body on board and we hope it will from now be a series of events for the pros and not a one off. A total of 30 pros will participate in the 72-hole event starting tomorrow (today) morning and on Friday each pro will be playing alongside three amateurs,” said Charan Thethy, the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman, when he received a sponsorship cheque of Sh1 million from Kenya Airways Sponsorships Promotions Manager in charge of Africa and rest of world, Georgina Ndawa.

Charania said with about five weeks remaining before the Kenya Open Championships, the event would act as a platform for the local golfers who have never won the prestigious title which part of the PGA Tour.

Ndawa said Saturday’s Grand Finale will attract at 50 foreign players from different countries where the tournament visited. This year the Safari which was initially sponsored to a tune of Sh15 million, witnessed a total of 35 rounds and visited a number of countries including Bangkok, Thailand and Guanzhou, China, where the flight goes to. In Africa the Safari was played in Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote D’Ivore, Senegal, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Sechelles, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

“We have invited all winners from all the countries that we held our events and locally all the top seven from each round qualified for the grand finale and we expect a very mouth watering finale,” said Ndawa. canada goose kinder canada goose kinder

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