Kenya Golf Guide

Samuel Njoroge of Railways Golf Club displays his trophy after being crowned the overall winner of 2018 Kenya Amateur Championship today during the Kenya Golf Union Awards Top Amateurs of 2018 ceremony held at Muthaiga Golf Club.


The Kenya Golf Union has today officially feted the winners of the 2018 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (formerly known as the Golf of the Year (GOTY)). Samuel Njoroge from Railway Golf Club is the 2018 Kenya Amateur Champion having gathered 545.6 points throughout the year to beat his closest competitor, John Karichu from Limuru Country Club, who managed 469.6 points. Coming in third was the 2017 champion Edwin Mudanyi, from Vet Lab Sports Club, with 333.5 points.

Edwin Mudanyi was also the winner of the lowest average gross score. Of his 20 best rounds, he managed an average score of 71.20 strokes beating John Karichu who had an average of 71.60 strokes.

In the club category, Vet Lab Sports Club was announced as the winner; having contributed the most amateur golfers in the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship throughout 2018. Royal Nairobi Golf Club came in second with Limuru Country Club taking the third position.

The Kenya Golf Union also announced the launch a program of talent development that will be led by the Golf Talent Foundation, a subsidiary of the union. The program that will take some of the talented amateur golfers through a training regime that will help equip them with skills that will see them do well even as they turn professional.

Kenya Golf Guide

Kenya Amateur Championship winner S. Njoroge of Railways GC (Left) and lowest average gross score winner Edwin Mudanyi of Vetlab GC display their trophies during the KGU Awards Top Amateurs of 2018 ceremony held at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The Kenya Golf Union will get into an arrangement with Golf South Africa and some of the federations in Europe that will see our amateur golfers get opportunities to play in competitions abroad and they will also get to send some their amateur golfers to play in Kenya,” said Lucas Marang’a, the Chairman of the Kenya Golf Union when announcing the start of the program.

We recognise that to produce golfers who can compete effectively on the world scene as professionals, we must equip our amateur golfers and part of the program will be to expose them to golfers from countries that have continually produced the best golfers,” added Marang’a.

During the awards, the Kenya Golf Union also announced five of the six amateur golfers that will be playing at this year Kenya Open at Karen Country Club from 14th to 17th of March.

The five are:

  1. Daniel Nduva from Nyali Golf and Country Club – winner of the Kenya Amateur Match Play Championship

  2. Samuel Njoroge – winner of the Kenya Amateur Stroke Play Championship

  3. Edwin Mudanyi – picked from the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) ranking

  4. Mike Kisia from Vet Lab Sports Club – picked from the KAGC ranking

  5. Bradley Mogire – KGU wild card

The Kenya Golf Union will announce the Junior Golf Foundation nominee to fill the sixth slot by the end of February.

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