Kenya Golf Guide

This was part of the action during the KTB Golf Series third leg at Nakuru Golf Club.

Kamonjo Kiburi resisted a stiff challenge to emerge the overall winner of the third leg of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Golf Series at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club on Saturday.
Kiburi playing off handicap 19 posted 22 stableford points in the first nine, before carding 20 points in the back nine for a total of 42 and in the process ruled the roost in the day long competition that brought together a field of 164 players.
“I had a feeling I was going to win something today but I didn’t expect to be the overall winner. My swing was great today and I hope to be playing the same everyday,” said Kiburi.
Paul Muhia playing off handicap four settled for the runner-up position as he trailed Kiburi with a single shot. Muhia managed a score of 21 stableford points in the first nine and 20 points in the back nine for a total of 41 points.
Handicap 20 Mandip Singh finished third on 39 points made up of 20 points in the front nine and 19 points in the back nine, while Sahota Mandip playing off handicap 10 won the men winner prize on 38 points (20, 18).
Njoro’s Ann Mathenge playing off handicap 33 emerged the lady winner on 39 points (19, 20) and was closely followed by handicap 14 Clementine Muli in the lady runners-up position.
Handicap 28 Abel Makau of Golf Park golf Club won the guest prize on 30 points, while Muriuki Mureithi playing off handicap 28 won the staff prize on 25 points.
S. Malik had the best first nine score on 20 points, while Patrick Minjire won the second nine prize on 19 points and Kimani Karanja had the nearest to the pin.
Anoop Sahota playing off handicap 25 won the junior prize on 33 points and Wesley Kihumba was the junior runner-up on 25 points.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Fred Okeyo Product Development Manager at KTB said KTB together with its partners in the tourism industry had in the recent past put enhanced focus on the marketing of golf to both domestic and international tourists.
“It is for this reason that we have this year launched the Tembea Kenya golf series that will see KTB sponsor golf events at clubs across the country. Kenya is famed worldwide for its sports prowess in the areas of athletics, rugby, just to mention but a few and it is with this spirit that KTB has taken up the promotion of sports tourism a notch higher,” said Okeyo.
He added: “At KTB we have over the last five years spent over Ksh. 40 million towards promotion of golf across the country and internationally through publication of golf publicity materials, hosting of international golf journalists on tours of our courses, holding of golf festivals and tournament sponsorship. Kenya’s main
markets for golf tourism are in Europe, Middle East and Africa which have a combined eight million golfers of which at least 30 per cent take golf tours.”
The next leg of the competition will at Nyanza Golf Club on November 22. cheap nike air max 90 mens cheap nike air max 90 mens

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