Kenya Golf Guide

Kenya Golf Union (KGU) Chairman Alfred Kariuki (right) with Limuru Country Club Chairman Yassin Awale at a past function.


Kenya Golf Union (KGU) has introduced new rules for the 2013 Golfer Of The Year series which tee off with the Sigona Bowl at the Sigona Golf Club on January 18 and 19.

According to a statement from KGU, to qualify as a Golfer Of The Year, a player shall have played a minimum of 10 GOTY events during the year which shall include at least one 54 hole event outside the region where his handicap is maintained.

The statement noted that to qualify to play in the 2014 Kenya Open a player shall apart from playing at least one 54-hole event outside the region where his handicap is maintained, should also be the Kenyan winner of the 2013 Kenya Amateur Matchplay Championship, the winner of the Kenya Amateur Open, the best amateur at the 2013 Kenya Open, subject to making the cut and the top amateur in the 2013 golfer of the year rating.

Selection to the national golf team will be based on a KGU procedure available at all clubs and GOTY points will count to the selection.

“You will notice that the Union has changed the points award system to be more inclusive. All club captains should inform all your players as well as publishing it on your website and notice boards,” said Francis Okwara, the Kenya Golf Union Vice Chairman and Tournament Director.

He added: “KGU will award bonus points as follows; 0.5 points for participation and playing all the rounds at a Goty event, 1 bonus point for any round played under par gross, 3 bonus points for aggregate under par round for a 36-hole Goty event, 5 bonus points for aggregate under par for 54 holes Goty events and 7 bonus points for aggregate under par for a 72 holes Goty event.”

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