Kenya Golf Guide

Handicap 4 golfer Simon Karari of Limuru Club receives the winner’s trophy from a director of Nginyo Investments Limited, Anthony Kariuki (R), after he emerged the winner of Nginyo Investments National Caddies Championship that had attracted over 120 caddies at Muthaiga Golf Club on Monday.


Handicap 4 Simon Karari of Limuru Country Club posted one-under-par gross of 70 to emerge the winner of the inaugural Nginyo Investments National Caddies Championship at the Muthaiga Golf Club on Monday.

Karari who beat a strong field of over 120 caddies drawn from all clubs in the country was presented with the winner’s trophy by a director of Nginyo Investments Limited, Anthony Kariuki, at a colourful prize giving ceremony at the club’s pavilion.

Sigona’s Joseph Njuguna who posted 74 gross playing off 5 handicap won the gross prize, one point better than Peter Ndegwa of Nyeri also a handicap 5 golfer who settled for the runner up prize on 75 gross after beating S. Mburu of Sigona on countback.

In the nett section, the winner was Stephen Njuguna of Nakuru on 70 playing off 10, while Martin Njoroge from Kiambu won the runner up prize on 71 nett playing off handicap 8.

The prize for the invited guests was won by John Onsombu of the host club on 74 nett playing of 25, with Sammy Murathimi also of Muthaiga emerging runner up on 87 nett, playing off 27.

The best first nine prize was won by handicap 4 Laban Thairu of Limuru on 37 gross, while Andrew Kamuyu of Karen playing off 6 had an identical score of 37 for the best second nine prize.

The prize for nearest to the pin was claimed by James Njoroge of Windsor, while Moses Odongo was awarded the prize for the longest drive. Kenya Golf Union official Jessy Mungai was presented with the hidden hole (hole 16) prize.

In the meantime, 20 players were picked to for the Kenya Caddies Association national team to represent the association in international tournaments.

The players are – Simon Karari (70 pts – Limuru), Joseph Njuguna (74 – Sigona), Peter Ndegwa (75- Nyeri), Samuel Mburu (75 – Sigona), Peter Ekai (76 – Vet lab), Peter Kinuthia (78 – Sigona), Patrick Luyali (78 – Muthaiga), A. Njoroge (79 – Muthaiga), Joseph Mwangi (79 – Nanyuki), Steve Kyalo (79 – Ndumberi), Martin Njoroge (79 – Kiambu), Laban Thairu (79 – Limuru), Simon Njogu (77 – Great R. Valley), John Kilonzo (78 – Muthaiga), Edward Kamande (79 – Great R. Valley), John Kariuki (76 – Limuru), Geoffrey Kiiru (78 – Muthaiga), Stephen Lokala (78 – Nakuru), Moses Mwangi (80 – Muthaiga), Austin Maina (80 – Muthaiga).

The director of Nginyo Investments Limited, veteran professional golfer Nginyo Kariuki announced that the company was ready to sponsor the tournament in future in an effort to promote the development of the game of golf in the country.

The tournament had attracted caddies from clubs around Nairobi and those from upcountry including Nyali (Mombasa), Leisure Lodge (Diani), Kericho, Eldoret, Nandi Bears (Nandi Hills), Kisii, Great Rift Valley (Nakuru), Njoro, Nyeri, Nyahururu and Nanyuki. nike air max junior nike air max junior

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