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Nyali pro Kopan Timbe


Top professional golfer Kopan Timbe has urged Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) officials to loosen their stand and allow female caddies take part in the coming Coast Open Meeting that will be held in three clubs namely Leisure Lodge, Vipingo Ridge, Nyali Golf and Country and Mombasa Golf Club in August.

The first event will be held at Leisure Lodge between August 2 and 3, before action moves to Vipingo Ridge on August 5 and 6 then Nyali and Mombasa Club on August 8 and 9 respectively.

Timbe who is the resident professional at Nyali said the club had three top lady golfers who were arguably considered as the best lady golfers in the country and should be given a chance to compete in the event to sharpen their skills.

The trio are Mary Muli who won the title last year but her name was not put on the board despite being given her prize, Mary Naneu and Redempter Wayua.

Almost all of the top pros in the country started from the caddy ranks, so these girls should also be given the opportunity to prove their mettle. For sure they are among the best lady golfers in the country and the only way of supporting lady golf is by giving such talent more events to play and not denying them a chance to play,” Timbe told Kenya Golf Guide.

He was reacting to a decision by KLGU officials to lock out the caddies from the Coastal tour.

According to one Jean Elms: “Entry forms for the four clubs set to take part in the Coast Open Meeting, will be sent to the club’s lady captains and as agreed in a meeting between the four clubs, unauthorised ladies playing in golf competitions like witnessed last year with a caddy winning the handicap trophy, called the Rose Bowl during the championship will not be allowed.”

KLGU boss Mary Wambugu also stressed that: “All players entering for all KLGU recognised competitions must not only hold a CONGU handicap but must also be a member of a club which has paid affiliation fee for the player to KLGU.”

The rules automatically knocks-out caddies who cannot afford club memberships. cheap nike air max 90 uk cheap nike air max 90 uk

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