Kenya Golf Guide

Former Information Minister Samuel Poghisio (right) with unidentified golf partner during the CCK Golf Day at Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Saturday.


HOME player Quaram Bhatti resisted stiff challenge to beat a large field of 162 players and emerge the overall winner of this year’s Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) Golf Day at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Saturday.

Bhatti playing off handicap 4 posted 20 stableford points in the first nine, before returning 21 stableford points in the back nine for a total of 41 points to carry the day.

He had six back-to-back pars in the first six holes, before picking a birdie on the par five seventh hole, played par on the par three hole eight and had a bogey on the par four hole nine. In the second nine Bhatti who was a member of the Royal team at this year’s Tannahil Shield event, picked two birdies and a single bogey.

“The course was playing well today and I have been playing good golf of late that is the reason of my victory today. I would like to thank the sponsors CCK for organizing such a big tournament and my father who has always been supportive throughout my golfing career,” Bhatti said.

Benjamin Koyier needed a second nine score of 20 stableford points to beat Bernard Kiraithe on countback and be crowned the men winner. Koyier posted 40 stableford points (20, 20), while Kiraithe posted 40 points (21, 19) to settle for the men runner-up position.

George Odinga also beat K.S.Syan on countback to settle for the men third prize on 39 points (17, 22), Syan had 39 points (19, 20).

Nancy Ikuni playing off handicap 17 was the lady winner on 38 points (17, 21), while Royal lady captain Sarah Hoare was lady runner up on 37 points (20, 17).

George Karuga won the guest prize on 38 points (16, 22) after beating Nathan Brown on countback. Brown settled for the guest runner-up spot on 38 points 17, 21).

CCK Board of Directors chairman Ben Gituku won the sponsors prize on 26 points, while the nearest to the pin men prize went to Timothy Kuria and nearest to the pin ladies prize went to Sophie Njenga.

“I wish to thank the Royal Nairobi Golf Club for according us the opportunity to host a corporate golf tournament during your members’ day. We commend the Club officials and membership for this kind gesture,” Gituku said during the prize giving ceremony.

He added: “To ensure that we discharge our mandate effectively, we are committed to continue interacting with our stakeholders in various forums such as this in order to get feedback and input on various aspects of our work. To this end, I am happy to report that CCK hosts a corporate golf tournament in Nairobi every year.  In light of the fact that our mandate is national, we also host an additional tournament outside Nairobi. We keep rotating the venue of the tournaments in order to reach as many people as possible. This year, we have chosen this Club for Nairobi and Nyanza Golf Club in Kisumu for other regions. The Kisumu event shall be held at the Nyanza Golf Club on July 20 this year. So far we have been to Mombasa, Nyeri, Nakuru, and Machakos, and we intend to cover all counties in the long-run.” nike air max soldes pas cher nike air max soldes pas cher

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