Kenya Golf Guide

Ruiru Captain Jesse Ndegwa (right) and former Ruiru Club chairman Peter Mwaura during a recent event.


KCB Bank has today announced its sponsorship of the 2023 Ruiru Sports Club chairman’s prize golf tournament, set for the 1st of April 2023 at the club’s Par-73 course.

The event has attracted a huge field of over 290 golfers, drawn from Ruiru and other clubs including Thika Sports Club, Muthaiga, Karen among others, in celebration of Chairman Dominic Chege Ndungu, who will be serving his second year in the position.

This will be KCB’s 9th year as sponsors of Ruiru’s Chairman’s prize, underlining the brand’s commitment to supporting the growth of golf in the country. Apart from this event, KCB has so far sponsored the 2023 Magical Kenya Ladies Open, the Safari Tour, and the Corporate Citizens of Africa (CCA) Sustainability Golf tournaments, this year, overall the brand has invested over half a billion shillings in golf over the last 10 years.

Speaking on the bank’s sponsorship, KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications, Rosalind Gichuru said, “Sports sponsorship remains a key part of our brand’s engagements and the Ruiru Chairman’s prize event offers us a unique platform to not only support golf but also interact with our customers.”

“At KCB, we remain great believers in the potential that sports holds as a growth driver in our country, that is why our sponsorship footprint cuts across football, volleyball, rugby, and golf.”

The tournament was preceded by a Pro-Am event played on Thursday 30th March, which attracted over 30 professional golfers including Samuel Njoroge, CJ Wangai, and David Wakhu. The event was won by elite amateur Michael Karanga.

Speaking on the tournament, Dominic Chege said, “It has been an exciting journey that can only be culminated with such a tournament, we are privileged to host such a great field of golfers from across the country. As I begin my second year serving this great club. I am grateful to the club members for once again entrusting me with this great honour of serving this club.’’

“On behalf of Ruiru Sports Club, I would like to thank our long-standing sponsors, KCB Bank for the support they have shown us over the years, we look forward to further partnerships in the coming years.”

In addition to the Ruiru Chairman’s prize, KCB will also be sponsoring Nature Kenya’s ‘Lungs For Kenya’ Charity Golf Tournament, which will take place today, March 31st, 2023 at the Karen Country Club. The tournament aims to bring together players from different corporate entities, partners, and other organizational stakeholders to make a positive change in our environment.

KCB Bank supports this initiative as part of its Sustainability strategic agenda of supporting initiatives towards the fight against climate change, as per adopted SDG13 on Climate Action. Currently, the Bank is running with the tree-planting initiative with an aim to plant 1.5 million trees in the next five years.

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