Kenya Golf Guide

Richard Hechle, the MD Finlays Kenya putts during the Finlays Golf Day at Karen Club.


A second nine score of 20 stableford points was enough for Allan Gachukia to beat Paul Gondi on countback and emerge the winner of this year’s Finlays Golf Day at the par 72 Karen Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Gachukia playing off handicap 15 managed a total of 39 points, picking 19 points in the first nine to beat a field of 80 participants and rule the day.

Gondi playing off handicap 22, started the first nine well with 21 points, but tumbled in the back nine where he managed 18 points to settle for the runner-up position also on 39 points.

David Mousley playing off handicap 14 followed the top two closely, trailing them by a single shot to finish third on 38 points (21, 18).

Handicap 20 Wambui Danner won the guest prize on 33 stableford points (16, 17). She also won the nearest to pin ladies’ prize, while Robin Kungu had the best first nine and Rupinder Soin had the best second nine score.

Kingori Kariuki won the nearest to the pin men’s prize, while Peter Kinuthia had the men’s longest drive and Alexandria Pike had the ladies longest drive.

Simon Hutchison playing off handicap 15 emerged as the staff winner on 30 points (14, 16) and the winning team at the daylong tournament was made up of Hutchison, handicap 14 Brian De’Souza, handicap 15 Ollie Gray and handicap 24 who managed a joint score of 31 points.

Finlays is one of the largest growers and exporters of flowers, fresh produce and tea in the country.

Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Ron Mathison, Finlays Managing Director based in United Kingdom promised to hold similar corporate tournaments annually.

He said: “We want our guests to enjoy golf, but more importantly we want them to have fun and interact with each other in a very relaxed and informal setting, it was a good afternoon.” nike huarache pas cher nike huarache pas cher

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