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CADDIES SEND SOS CALLS TO GOLF CLUB MEMBERS AMID HARSH ECONOMIC TIMES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Posted on Thursday, 16th April 2020 in Golf News
Kenya Golf Guide

A local caddie carries a golf bag during a past Kenya Open Golf Championship.

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

A section of local caddies have raised the red flag, slightly more than a week after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe ordered that all golf clubs stop them from accessing the clubs, to minimize the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

While a few clubs are taking care of their caddies during the current difficult situation that has literally paralyzed all sporting activities in the world, some clubs have abandoned them, forcing a section to raise an alarm, before things go out of hand.

It’s believed that Karen Country Club and Muthaiga Golf Club are some of the clubs that are taking care of the caddies since the pandemic began.

“Karen have been giving each of their caddies shopping vouchers worth Sh2, 000 every Friday to sustain them, while Muthaiga Golf Club through their members, donated food stuffs to their caddies that could sustain them for close to two months as they weigh the situation of the current pandemic,” a senior caddy who sought anonymity told Kenya Golf Guide on phone.

He added: “Have not totally locked out their caddies, at least they have allowed their members to call their preferred caddies whenever they want to have a round of golf, Vet Lab members are also understood to have introduced a kitty to look into the welfare of their caddies, totaling to about 176.”

And last week, former legislator Peter Kenneth came in handy as he gave a personal donation to the Vet Lab caddies that saw them go home with assorted food staffs.

The concern spreads to all the golf clubs countrywide, whose caddies depend on the sport as their only source of living.

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VETERAN GOLF SCRIBE LARRY NGALA IS NOW THE JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

Posted on Tuesday, 10th March 2020 in Golf News
Kenya Golf Guide

Larry Ngala, the new Junior Golf Foundation president.

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

Veteran Kenya golf writer Larry Ngala is the new boss of Junior Golf foundation. He takes over from Eng. Gitonga Kabera who has been the Junior Golf Foundation boss since 2016. During his appointment on 4th March 2020, the KGU Chairman Mr Anthony Murage said: “We have no doubt in our minds that under your leadership, Junior Golf Foundation shall continue to create an enabling environment for the sport to grow among our youth”

Mr. Ngala is a sports writer working with the Nation Media Group and doubles up as a trustee of the Junior Golf Foundation since 2018, His passion and dedication to junior golf is very well noticeable from his weekly golf articles where he fights for junior golfer’s inclusion and acceptance to clubs.

Since its inception, the foundation has been led by Eddie Njoroge from 1996-2000, Vishy Talwar from 2000 to 2005, David Mogere 2006-2009, Ashwin Gidoomal from 2009-2016 and Joselle Gitonga from 2016-2019.

He will lead a team of 6 other trustees namely John Wachira, David Kihara, Shem Orwenyo, Mary Ang’awa, Nancy Ikinu and the newly appointed trustee Irene Auma. “ I will dedicate myself to work towards the grassroot golf development program that was started last year ensuring that golf reaches every corner of this country with the support with our regional representatives,” said Ngala.

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