Kenya: Royal Nairobi hosts KPA golf tournament

by | Sep 23, 2021 | Golf Clubs

The par 72 golf course at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club will host the Nairobi edition of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) corporate golf tournament on Friday.

After two other events held at Machakos and Nyahururu Sports Club, the Friday event usually alternates between some of the Nairobi golf clubs, the last being held at the Karen Country Club.

As the capital, Nairobi is a business center with large customers and interest groups for KPA. It is for this reason that KPA is hosting the events to recognize the business support it has received from the Nairobi-based business community.

The agency also uses the event to network and get feedback on its business activities. Therefore, the acting KPA Managing Director Ambassador John Mwangemi has an excellent opportunity on Friday to inform the business community about the ongoing projects in the ports of Mombasa, Lamu and Kisumu. to inform on the further improvement of the services to promote the economic growth of the country and the regional hinterland served by the port of Mombasa.

The grand finale of the KPA corporate events takes place in the port city of Mombasa and especially in the centuries-old Mombasa Golf Club, where golfers can admire the incoming and outgoing ships.

Over 200 players have been drawn for Friday’s event, including KPA staff, who will compete for special prizes reserved for them.

The Vet Lab Sports Club drew over 200 golfers for the Nyahururu Sports Club fundraiser on Friday, which is supported by a number of corporate organizations including Nation Media Group, CIC Insurance, KenGen, Mofarm, Wintech, Karen Country Club, Vet Lab , Serena Hotels, Abeona, NCA and NCBA Bank.

The fundraising will benefit the Nyahururu Sports Club golf course project. Located in the town of Nyahururu in Laikipia County, the high altitude golf course has been a nine-hole course over the years.

A few years ago, however, the board of directors and the general assembly of 369 members decided to develop an 18-hole course, hence the fundraising campaign on Friday. The association aims to raise Sh25 million for the project.

Down on the coast, the nine-hole course of the Malindi Golf Club comes to life after a long time this weekend. The North Coast Club will host the Diamonds Dream of Africa Stableford competition, which is about a range of prizes.

The event is open to all golfers from all over the country, with the main prize being two nights at the Sandies Baobab Resort in Zanzibar in all-inclusive for two people.

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The tee-off starts at 7 a.m. and all Covid-19 protocols are strictly followed. Club captain Walter Ombogo said the purpose of the event is to raise funds to help the entire Malindi Golf and Country Club with the completion of the new sports field.

The ladies are traveling to Nakuru County this weekend for the Central Rift Region Ladies Open, which kicks off on Friday with the Great Rift Valley Ladies’ Tournament at the Great Rift Valley Golf Resort in Naivasha.

The ladies will then move to the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club course in Nakuru City, where the action will begin on Saturday morning at Stableford, followed by the mixed fours in the afternoon.

However, the main medal event will take place on Sunday in the same location as some of the leading female golfers such as Mercy Nyanchama from Vet Lab, Esther Chumo from Eldoret Golf Club and home player Esther Karuga will be playing.

After winning the Kabete Open at Vet Lab Sports Club last weekend, Adel Balala von Nyali will be the man to beat this weekend at the Trans Nzoia Open on the par 73 Kitale Golf Club course, where Ebill Omollo from Vet Lab, Limuru’s Dennis Maara, Isaac Makokha from Vet Lab and Kevin Juma from Royal Nairobi are also looking forward to the title of the Trans Nzoia Open.

Elsewhere, Limuru will host the Crown Paints tournament, while the Karen Country Club will host a large field for the Karen Day trophy, while the nine-hole course in Machakos will host the fifth edition of the annual Konza City golf tournament.