Kenya Golf Guide

Safaricom HoD Enterprise Business Unit , Tony Tugee, tees off at the first nine during the Safaricom Business Challenge Golf Tour at Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Saturday.


Playing off handicap 27, home golfer Emmanuel Mwaziche played an impressive 44 stableford points to win the eighth round of Safaricom Business Challenge Golf tournament held at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

Mwaziche shot two pars in holes 6 and 7 for a total of 22 in the front nine; he followed it with another two pars in holes 13 and 17 in the back nine for a total of 22.

Mwaziche beat a large field of 237 amateur golfers who turned up at Royal Nairobi golf club. He won a Samsung galaxy Note, a trophy and airtime worth Shs.10, 000 courtesy of sponsors Safaricom.

Second placed and men’s winner was Benson Theuri playing off handicap 28 with a 44 stableford points.

Royal Nairobi Golf course teemed with golfers from various courses including Muthaiga, Sigona, Thika, Golf Park and Vetlab Golf clubs.

The greens were well kept and I just hit my balls in the path that I wanted and luckily I made good choices. I scratched hole 5 but recovered thereafter; today was good for me since I’m an amateur” said Mwaziche.

The shire high score and a large pool of golfers in this tournament is a testimony to the growth in the sport in the country.

David Mugere from Royal Nairobi Golf Club was in third position with 40 stableford points.

Nancy Ikinu from Royal Nairobi Golf Club won the ladies tittle with a superb 39 stableford points. The junior winner was none other than Njogu Kungu with a sure 32 stableford points. The guest winner was Tan Yong with 41 points.

Staff category winner was Joseph Mwendwa playing off handicap 18 who carded an impressive 31 stableford points.

Safaricom Business Challenge gives amateur golfers a platform to develop their skills in a very stiff competition for prizes. The tournament has so far been staged in seven golf courses across the country.

At safaricom we pride ourselves in developing innovative and customer centric solutions. Safaricom enterprise Business unit is a one-stop-shop for tailor made end-to-end Communications. We offer services for virtual meetings saving your business the rigors of travel for conferencing; these solutionswill help your organization improve business processes and communications and reduce the cost of conducting meetings,” said Safaricom Head of Enterprise Business Unit.

The 9th round of the Safaricom Business Challenge Golf series moves to Nyali Golf club on 22nd November 2014.

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