Kenya Golf Guide

Dismas Indiza in action during a recent local tournament.


Three pro golfers who participated in the recent pre-qualifying rounds of the Sunshine Tour in George and Johannesburg have been entered in the opening leg of KCB Pro-Am Golf Tour which starts at Royal Nairobi on Tuesday, March 10.
The event proper starts on March 11 through to 14th.
Tournament Director Elisha Kasuku while releasing the ProAm draws said a cut-throat competition is anticipated from pros considering that they will be using the event to shape up for the Kenya Open 2015.
Dismas Indiza, CJ Wangai and David Wakhu who graced the prestigious Tour down south courtesy of KCB sponsorship have been included in the draws released yesterday.
Indiza will be the first to set off from the first tee off in the company of Wangai and retired athlete Elisha Kasuku at 8.52am.
“Standards have been set and only the sky’s the limit for Kenyan pros as they prepare for the Open,” said Kasuku.
The first event in the KCB Tour has attracted Kenya’s best professionals including international Greg Snow, Vet Lab’s Brian Njoroge, Windsor pro Rizwan Charania, Nicholas Rokoine of Muthaiga, Thika pro Simon Ngige and MN Ngugi of Railways.
Former GOTY David Opati who has since moved from Golf Park to Windsor and Tony Omuli will also be playing at Royal.
Omuli who played in last year’s GOTY has been playing good golf lately since joining pro ranks.
Wangai said the trip to South Africa has been of immense help to Kenyans.
“We all missed the pre- qualification slots, therefore we won’t be playing in the Jo’Burg Open. But the trip has helped Kenyans grasp vital tactics in the run-up to the Kenya Open,” said Wangai who is also the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Captain.
Wangai said standards in South Africa are high “but we only need time to get used to this conditions”.
The 2015 KCB Golf Tour will  tee-off culminates with the Grand Finale at the Nyali Golf Course on August 8. KCB has committed a total of Kshs. 25 Million towards organisation of the Tour as well as facilitating for the three golfers who participated in Sunshine Tour.
The five leg series carry a prize fund of Ksh. 5.5million.
The first four tournaments at Royal, Thika, Kisumu and will have a prize fund of Ksh. 1Million each and a further Ksh. 1.5Million for the Grand Finale in Nyali..
During the players send off-cum launch of the 2015 KCB Golf Tour at Kencom House in Nairobi, KCB Chief Business Officer and MD Kenya Samuel Makome said the sponsorship of the three golfers in the Sunshine Tour highlights KCB Corporate Golf tour as a premium tour that promotes top players in the golfing fraternity where they get the opportunity to compete with their peers globally. The KCB Golf Tours have become the cornerstone of developing regional/local professionals ahead of the annual Kenya Open Golf Championship and the PGA Sunshine Tour in South Africa.
The KCB Tour which incorporates professional and amateur golfers is by and large considered a ‘must play’ event as it is the second biggest event in the pecking order after the prestigious Kenya Open.

March 11-14: Royal Nairobi
April 11-14: Thika Sports Club
May 14-16: Nyanza Golf Club
July 2-4: Nakuru Golf Club
August 5-8: Nyali Golf Club

Round One Draw, Tuesday 10th March 2015:
First Tee:
08.52: E. Kasuku, D. Indiza, CJ Wangai
09:00: K. Abuto, J. Lorum, M. Omondi
09:08: R. Ainley, C. Thethy, E. Ooko
09:16: P. Thuo, H. Kutwa, J. Karanja
09:24: J. W. Karanja, N. Rokoine, D. Wakhu
09.32: F. Kamau, Galgalo, J. Kagiri
Tenth Tee:
08:52: F. Matilo, D. Opati, Ali Orende
09:00: S. Cohen, S. Ngige, S. Muthugia
09:08: Anil Shah, Riz Charania, T. Omuli
09:16. Okello, A. Kimani, M. N. Njuguna
09:24: B. Njoroge; G. Snow, G. Gddie
09:32: Ajay Shah, D. Odhiambo, B. Simwa cheap air max 2017 cheap air max 2017

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