Kenya Golf Guide

Former Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui tee off at the Eldoret Golf Club at a past tournamnet.


Over 100 golfers will this weekend be converging at the 18 hole Eldoret Golf Club for the second leg of the Barclays Golf Circuit. The Eldoret tournament follows the successful premier of the circuit series in Limuru two weeks ago where Kirumba Mukuria playing off handicap 16 demolished a large field of 208 players to emerge the overall winner.

Two-time Boston marathon winner Moses Tanui will be counting on his combo of athletics, military and golfing talents to lead the Eldoret team in defending their home turf. The handicap 21 Tanui will be joined by the Eldoret golf Club Chairman John Barorot and 24 Eldoret Club members.

While speaking ahead of the highly anticipated Saturday’s action, Eldoret Golf Club Captain John Barorot said: “The course is in a fantastic condition thanks to our green keeper who has been working tirelessly to get the course into shape for the Barclays event. Our members are ready to defend the home turf.

Commenting on the tourney, Barclays Head of Compliance Banking Laban Omangi said “Just like we did in Limuru we be going for the team trophy, our colleagues from Eldoret will advise us on how to tackle the tree laden course”

“This is a tournament that will be very competitive and I am certain that every player will be aiming for the top prize – which is to claim a slot to play at the 2014 Barclays Kenya Open Pro Am.”

The Barclays sponsored tourney aims at supporting the development of the game of golf in Kenya, as well as raising funds that go towards supporting charitable initiatives that enhance the livelihoods of communities through financial literacy, enterprise skills and life skills.

At total of 25 clubs will be participating in the countrywide tourney including with fifteen of them hosting the circuit rounds. The hosting clubs include; Eldoret Club, Vet Lab Sports Club, Nyeri Club, Machakos Golf Club, Nakuru Golf Club, Nyanza Club ,Thika Golf Club, Sigona, Nyali, Windsor, Nyeri, Royal Nairobi, Karen County Club an, Muthaiga  Golf Club.

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