Safaricom Golf Tour: Nyanza Golf Club Hosts Fourth Leg

Kisumu’s nine-hole Nyanza Golf Club will play host to the fourth leg of the Safaricom GolfTour on Saturday

Nyanza Golf Club will play host to the fourth leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour Saturday. The 9-hole event will feature corporate and junior tournaments on Saturday and Sunday as well as a caddies’ contest on Monday.

“We have realized that most of our caddies are very skillful and they only need an opportunity to play. We believe that our caddies can be the best golfers in the country as has been proven by the likes of former caddie David Wakhu, one of the most renowned Kenyan pros. This is why we have decided to have a caddies’ tournament on some of our tours to give them an opportunity to showcase their skills,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom.

The tournament has attracted a field of 140 amateur and 100 junior golfers drawn from Kisumu and its environs including the Western region clubs. 

The leg in Kisumu will also involve a golf outreach program to introduce the game to the local youth. Dubbed Golf Mtaani, the outreach program is scheduled for Lolwe Grounds on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.

Safaricom has invested KSh100 million in the inaugural tour, which aims to tap, nurture and grow talent among young golfers across the country.

The 14-leg amateur series will culminate with the grand finale at Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort in August where winners from each event will converge to determine the overall champions.

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IK is a Masinde Muliro University graduate. His interests are in news and analysis on women's rights, politics, technology, law, and global affairs.

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