Kenya Golf Guide

A golfer tees off during the 9th leg of the Johnnie Walker Golf Series at Karen Country Club last month.


The Johnnie Walker Golf Series dubbed ‘Road to Gleneagles’ resumes this weekend with the 10th leg set to be held at Thika Sports Club, where over 100 golfers have confirmed to participate.

The players will participate in the tournament’s four-ball stableford format, with the top three teams qualifying to play at the tournament’s Eagles Round (semi-finals) to be played at Muthaiga Golf Club in May.

The Thika event follows the 9th leg that was held at Karen Country Club on February 26, where David Mambo led his team of Andrew Ndolo, Sam Muraya and Tom Simba to a round of 107 points and emerge the overall winners, ahead of the team of Muthoni Muturi, Doreen Murithi, Jacintah Wambugu and Grace Gichuki who scored 105 points. Claiming the third position was the team of John Muiruri, Stanley Nduati, James Kimondo, and Steve Waruhiu who returned a score of 104 points.

Kenya Breweries Limited’s (KBL) Marketing Manager for Spirits, Josephine Katambo, weighed in on the series progress, saying:

As we head to Thika Sports Club this weekend, we expect some very entertaining golf action as we have had in the previous events. This being the 10th event, we are happy with the progress of the Road to Gleneagles golf series so far as we have had a good number of participants. We are proud to have offered many golfers across the country a chance to compete in the tournament, which is an opportunity for them to better their skills,” Katambo said.

She added: Johnnie Walker continues to be a leading supporter of golf in the country as evidenced in our involvement in the Magical Kenya Ladies Open and the just-concluded Magical Kenya Open. The sport continues to show incredible growth and acceptance in the country and we believe it has the potential to become a popular sport. We, therefore, want to be part of this journey as we aim to take the game to the next level, and indeed promote the country as a golfing destination.”

The ‘Road to Gleneagles’ Johnnie Walker Golf Series is part of the efforts by KBL to leverage sports to create more avenues for positive interaction with consumers of their various brands. Johnnie Walker is a long-time supporter of Kenyan golf, with this circuit giving an opportunity for local golfers to compete with a view of increasing the standard of the overall local game.

The event comes on the back of the brand’s involvement in the just-concluded Magical Kenya Open where KBL sponsored the tournament to the tune of Sh69.5 million.

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