Kenya Golf Guide

FINALE WINNER: Royal's Jay Sandhu is presented with the winners prize by Safaricom chairman Nicholas Ng'ang'a after he won the Safaricom Business Challenge Golf Grand Finale at the Vipingo Ridge at the weekend.


Jay S. Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club is the winner of the 2011/2012 Safaricom Business Golf Challenge winner.
Playing off scratch handicap on Saturday, Sandhu  carded 33 points after hitting 15 on the first nine and 18 on the back nine.
On his way up, Sandhu parred six times on the front nine and five times on the second nine where he also picked two burdies on the par 5 hole 15 and par 4 hole 18.
And it was a rare double for Sandhu who also chalked up men’s longest drive trophy with a distance of 275 meters.
In winning the prestigious overall trophy, Sandhu who recently led his Royal Nairobi outfit to second place in the 2012 Tannahill Shield tournament, took home an iPad 2 to boot.
Sandhu, a former Kenya stroke play champion and zone six international was all smiles as he was rewarded for the rare double.
The par 72 Vipingo Ridge which is a championship course located in the North Coast gave the amateurs a real test of some challenging golf what with some bumpy fairways and intense windy conditions.
“It was a difficult course but a really nice experience. You really needed concentration all the time. My worst score was in number 6 where  I went in the bush twice and scratched,” said Sandhu.
Sandhu continued: “We really appreciate what Safaricom has done. I wish to thank the course supervisor for a job well done. Its my first time playing here and to win this trophy is a wonderful experience. Its one of the best courses in the world.”
A field of 124 amateur golfers took part in the event. Some 36 qualifiers played with the rest of the guests.
Gracing the occasion was Nicholas Nganga, the Safaricom Chairman. In his keynote speech, Nganga said; “We’ll still continue to reward Kenyans for a service they have contributed for over the years and made us the biggest enterprise in the region. We ask you to continue the support and embrace the new concepts we are bringing to the market.”
The countrywide series which kicked off last year in August at the par 73 Windsor Golf and country club has attracted over 4000 golfers during all the eighteen qualifying rounds with the  top two in each round making it for the grand finale.
Launched eight months down the line, the series was meant to create a good networking and contact sessions between the business and and all core Safaricom Customers all over the country. joyas de pandora joyas de pandora

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