Kenya Golf Guide

FEATED: Alan Dodd, NIC Bank Executive Director, Corporate Banking (left) with NIC Bank golf day, Sigona, winner Steve Hawkins.


Handicap 26 golfer, Steve Hawkins is the winner of the NIC Bank Golf Day held at the Sigona Golf Club over the weekend. Hawkins, returned a massive 44 points to beat over 200 other participants who took to the course at Sigona.

The Champion begun his round on a shaky note, failing to score on the opening hole, the tricky dog-leg left par-four. He had better luck on the equally challenging second hole where he posted a bogey after missing the fairway off the tee.

Hawkins made his first par on the long and difficult par-four sixth and followed this up with an even more impressive par on thedog-leg left par-four seventh, the most difficult hole at Sigona. Commenting on his performance, Hawkins said he was pleased to have won.

“The two pars on the sixth and seventh really got me going, those are fairly tough holes and most golfers are happy to make bogey on those two holes,” Hawkins said. “I made a few other strong pars on the par-five 10th, the par-three 11th and the par-three 14th, once more giving me the boost I needed to finish strong.”

Congratulating the Champion, NIC Bank Executive Director, Corporate Banking, Alan Dodd commended Sigona Golf Club for putting together a great event. “On behalf of NIC Bank I would like to congratulate the winner, Steve Hawkins and all those who participated in our event at Sigona; this was a record attendance and we appreciate it,” Dodd said. “I would also like to commend the management at Sigona for presenting this golf course in such immaculate condition, well done.”

Mela Dhanjal, a handicap-9 golfer, played the golf of his life, posting a 2-over par gross score for a total of 43 points to finish in second place. Dhanjal begun his round with three consecutive bogeys at thatpoint it must have seemed to be al gloom. However, Dhanjal found his rhythm to put together three pars throught to the par-four seventh hole, where he made a rare birdie. He followed his with two more pars before faltering on the scenic par-five 10th. Another birdie followed on the par-three 11th and another on the par-four 13th.

Raju Amber Patel finished in third place with 42 points, beating Kimemia Mwangi on count-back whilst Rajiv Shah finished in fifth place with 41 points. The guest winner was Mary Karano on 41 points. The handicap-8 Karano, one of the most decorated lady golfers in East Africa was on song, firing five birdies over her round. The nines went to Sarju Shah with 22 points and Ramesh Patel with 23 points.

Kush Gadhia claimed the longest drive for men whilst Zipporah Wachira won the longest drive for ladies. The nearest to the pin prize went to Jay Dhanani. NIC Bank Head of Card, Michael Kinuthia was the staff winner with a commendable 32 points. charme pandora charme pandora

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