Kenya Golf Guide

Bee Jones follows her tee shot during the Barclays Circuit held at Vet Lab recently.


Nairobi Railway golf club members dominated in the fifth round of the Barclays Golf Circuit Challenge which took place last Saturday at the nine-hole Nairobi Railway Golf Club. Mr. Chea Thoya, a club member emerged the overall winner mastering 16 points in the first nine and 23 points in the second nine to return remarkable score of 39 stable ford points.

Mr. Thoya who was ecstatic by his win from a crowd of over 140 players attributed his win for his passion for golf and his desire to develop his golfing skills in efforts to get opportunities to compete with professionals in renowned tournaments such as the Barclays Kenya open.

Mr. Thoya was closely followed by Anthony Mwaura who garnered 38 points posting 17 points in the first nine adding 21 points to his tally in the second nine. Mr. Mwaura also took home the longest drive men and nearest to pin prizes.

Third position was scooped by lady Purity Muthoni scoring 17 points in the first nine and 20 points in the second nine totaling to 37 stroke points. Mucha Githu took the fourth position scoring 36 points followed closely by Tim Ruhiu who also garnered 36 points but was beaten on count back by Githu.

Speaking at the same function, Barclays Bank of Kenya Acting Consumer Banking Director Edgar Kalya said: “Barclays Bank of Kenya is overwhelmed with the response of the golf circuit series.  The experience has been very fulfilling for the Bank   as more amateur golfers are thrilled to participate in the series with the objective of developing their golfing skills and also win themselves slots in the upcoming Barclays Kenya Open Pro Am 2013.”

Mr. Kalya congratulated all the amateur golfers for participating in the tourney and thanked the hosting club for supporting the Bank to raise financial resources that will go towards supporting charitable organizations that promote financial literacy, enterprise skills and life skills. He emphasized that Barclays Bank of Kenya will continue to support the game of golf by ensuring that it provides the required resources to build the game in the country.

James Maina Kariuki of Limuru club emerged the guest winner, scoring 33 points whereas Edgar Kalya took the staff prize posting 35 points.

The Barclays Bank of Kenya Golf Circuit has already been in various clubs including Nyali club, Nyeri club, Eldoret club and Vet Lab sports club. The Railway tourney follows the successful premier of the series at Vet Lab where Harshil Shah was feted the top prize as he emerged the ultimate winner posting 41points playing off handicap 26.

The circuit will offer top 20 winners at the finale slots to play in the Kenya Open Pro Am 2013. The Pro Am is a dream for any amateur where they get an opportunity to play with mainly top European professionals who grace the Kenya Open. Winners will also get season tickets and VIP passes to the Barclays Hospitality tent at the 2013 Barclays Kenya Open. canada goose pas cher canada goose pas cher

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