Kenya Golf Guide

OFF WE GO: The team of Peter Kangethe, Gabriel Githinji, Ken Kaunda and Jane Njau.


This year’s winners of the Dasani Golf Gala grand finale left the country today in high spirits ahead of their four day golf tour of Dubai.

The team of four who were hosted for lunch at their home club Royal Nairobi Golf Club before jetting out, vowed to give a good account of themselves in Dubai and were excited at the opportunity.

“We are excited at the opportunity of visiting Dubai for a golf tour and we will certainly give a good account of ourselves and the country as a whole. We have been training hard ahead of this tour, personally I was training with my wife at least three times a week,” said Peter Kangethe who was the team’s weakest link during the finale.

He added: “In golf, you can play badly on a bad day and win a tournament the following day, so it doesn’t mean that because I was the weakest link at the finale I cannot win. I have been training hard and my swing is very good, but my wife will also be around to supplement me again in case of anything.”

Other members of the team are Jane Njau, Gabriel Njiri and Ken Kaunda. At the finale held at the par 72 Karen Country Club on September 29, Jane Njau anchored her team to victory after scoring a remarkable 46 points to earn her team the prestigious winning gift of a fully paid golfing trip to Dubai.

She literally complemented her husband Peter Kangethe who was the team’s weakest link on 33 points, while Gabriel Njiri contributed 34 points and Ken Kaunda amassed 33 points. They had a combined score of 113 points.
It was a fairy tale for the winners who were ironically third during the Royal qualifier two months ago and just made it to the Finale after being given special preference.
“We were driven by the fact that we were somehow considered as outsiders. We decided that we wanted to prove that we were not poor despite having finished third at the Royal qualifier. Golf is a mental game and I was in a great mental form given the fact that I was in the same group with my husband, it really calmed my nerves,” said Njau after the finale win.
While in Dubai, the winning four players, will attend the Grand Finale of the European Tour, the DP World Tour Championships at the Jumeirah Golf Estates.
They will also have the opportunity to see Europe’s top 60 money earners on the 2012 Order of Merit battle it out for a 1.3 million winner’s cheque. In addition, they will play at some of the best golf courses in the region, including the Dubai Creek Course and the challenging Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club, a course designed by former world number 1 and six-time major Champion Sir Nick Faldo. golden goose boots golden goose boots

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