Kenya Golf Guide

Team Kenya for the Africa Amateur Golf Team Championships pose for a photo at Muthaiga Golf Club today.


Reigning golfer of the year John Karichu will skipper Team Kenya when the 15th edition of Africa Amateur Golf Team Championship (AAGTC) tees off at the Limuru Golf and Country Club on 11th of October. Kenya, represented by five players in a tournament that has 18 African countries contesting will be seeking her maiden title having fallen short in the last fourteen editions.

Paul Muchangi, Bo Gera, Jay Sandhu and John Kariuki will be coached by experienced professional golfer Brian Njoroge in the six day event that concludes on the 16th of October. The Africa Amateur Golf Team Championships is contested over four rounds of stroke play, Each team has four players but only the best three scores per round is counted towards the team total. The country with the lowest gross score at the end of the championships will be crowned the AAGTC champion.

The most outstanding player who scores best during the championships will also be awarded a prize for the overall individual winner. South Africa has dominated the tournament with victories in Botswana in 2003, 2005 in Kampala Uganda, Namibia in 2007, Egypt in 2009, 2011 at home and also won the last edition staged in Swaziland in 2013.

Kenya is hosting the event for the first time since its inauguration and faces a strong challenge against visiting teams from South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia, Tunisia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Egypt, Seychelles and Cote D’ Ivoire.

Kenya’s hopes of challenging the title rests mostly on Karichu who’s been prominent in the Gotty run in the past three years. The novices patrnering him against the continents finest amateurs must be at their best ever if that dream of breaking South Africa’s dominance is realized.

“I have faith in myself and my partners because I’ve played with them in many tournaments. If we maintain cool heads we can win the event. Home advantage should also aid us but generally our mind frame going into each game will matter most,” Karichu said after the tournament launch which saw Kenya Tourism Board and AAR Health Care dish out Sh1 million and Sh500,000 respectively for the championships. nike air max womens nike air max womens

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