Kenya Golf Guide

CHIP: Michael Kinuthia chips the ball during a past NIC Bank Golf event.

By FIDEL ONO (Writer)

Grace Kibe returned an impressive 42 points to emerge the overall winner of the NIC Bank Golf Day at the Kiambu Golf Club. The handicap-34 golfer posted an average opening score of 19 points making a lone par on the 6th and two bogeys on the 1st and 3rd holes.

On the closing nine holes, Kibe made three pars on the 13th, 16th and 18th and the champion also made an impressive bogey on the difficult down par-3 17th to post a massive 23 points for a total of 42 points. With this victory, Grace Kibe joins a long illustrious list of NIC Bank Champions.

Media mogul SK Macharia claimed the top men’s prize with a great score of 41 points. SK, as he is popularly known, a handicap-14 golfer, opened his round with a blistering 20 points, picking up birdie on the second hole and posting pars on the 4th, 6th and 8th holes. On the closing nine holes, SK lost his footing through the 11th and 12th holes, dropped two crucial shots there, but a par on the 13th got him back on the right track. He posted closing pars on the 15th, 16th and 18th holes for a total of 21 points.

Sammy Mirui was the the mean runner up, losing to SK Macharia on count-back having posted scores of 21 and 20 points off a handicap of 22. John Gachuchu, handicap18 was men third with 39 points whilst John Ngure, handicap-4, was the Gross Winner with an excellent score of 77 gross. Ngure also claimed the Nearest to the Pin prize having hit his ball to within 2.6 inches of the cup at the par-three fourth hole.

The lady winner was Charity Njoroge, a handicap-21 golfer who also managed to post 41 points, made up of 21 points on the front nine and 20 points on the closing nine.

Allan Njoroge, a member of the Royal Nairobi Golf Club was the guest winner with 40 points. The prizes for the best nine holes went to Sam Kiarie with 21-points on the front nine and George Muiruri with 23 points on the back nine. The longest drive prizes went to Stephen Gitau and Jane Njoroge whilst NIC’s Tom Gitonga claimed the staff prize with 34 points. Simon Mwiti, a handicap-28 golfer, could only managed a total of 7-points and was promptly declared the “pinga-mingi!”

The NIC Bank Golf Series now moves to the Nakuru Golf Club on the 6th of October 2012. maillot de foot 2018 maillot de foot 2018

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