Kenya Golf Guide

Britam Group Holdings Managing Director Dr. Benson Wairegi (right) presents awards of cheque of Kshs. 1 Million to Kanyi Gachoka who emerged the winner during the Britam@50 Anniversary Corporate Golf tournament held at Muthaiga Golf Club


Britam 50th anniversary corporate golf tournament was in a class of its own after former Muthaiga Golf Club Chairman Kanyi Gachoka won Kshs. 1 million for sinking a magnificent hole-in-one at the par 72 Muthaiga Golf club.

Britam had designated the par 3, 150 yards 13th hole as the hole in one with a prize tag of Kshs. 1million for its 50th anniversary corporate golf tournament. Not knowing that lady luck was smiling at him on this day, Kanyi came with a few shillings and took to the course with his four-ball.

We were having a great four-ball time on the course when we reached the 13th where I had short a hole in one some 8 months ago. One of my four-ball said it was a fluke. I kept quiet, took my 7 iron and sunk that ball right in. I’m amazed that I have done it again. I thank Britam for the money and for hosting us today, I am going back home a millionaire,” said Kanyi.

The overall winner was Kieni MP Hon. Kanini Kega with a superb 42 stable ford points. Playing of handicap 14 Kanini shot a convincing 19 points in the front nine before concluding the afternoon outing at Muthaiga with a superb 23 points in the back nine.

I was to play H.E. the Governor of Nairobi but I got held up and he teed off earlier than me. My four-ball was great, I am delighted since I have not been on this podium for a while and it feels good to win this tournament today. I thank Britam for its continued support for golf as a sport and for the service they give to Kenyans” said Kanini.

The men winner position went to Duncan Mwaniki playing of handicap 17 with a superb 42 stable ford points of 22 in the front nine and 20 in the back nine. KGU chairman Anthony Muhoro playing handicap 6 took the men runner up position with a superb 41 stable ford points of 18 and 23 points in the first and second nine respectively.

A large field of 231 golfers took to the course at Muthaiga Golf club for the tournament. The lady winner’s position was picked by Irene Auma of Muthaiga Golf club. Playing off handicap 26 she shot 18 points in the first nine and followed it with a strong 20 points in the second nine for a total of 38 points.

Playing of handicap 12 Susan Kanyoro took the lady runner up position carding 17 in first nine and 19 points in the second nine for a gross 36 points after count back.

Joe Muchekehu playing off handicap 8 took the staff winner position with a clean 42 stableford points of 17 and 25 in both front and back nine respectively. Staff runner up position went to Dr. Benson Wairegi who is also Britam’s CEO. Playing off handicap 16 Wairegi shot a satisfactory 38 points of 19 in the front and 19 at the back.

This is our 50th anniversary and we are delighted that we have come this far through the support that Kenyans continue to offer this company. We will continue to give you top-shelve services ensuring that you have the best in the market. Our support for golf in Kenya is an ongoing endeavor and we will continue to engage with golfers across the country,” said Wairegi.

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