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Kenya: New Amateur Golf Series Launched in Nairobi

A country-wide amateur golf series, which will also include some junior tournaments, was launched at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club Wednesday.

p A country-wide amateur golf series, which will also include some junior tournaments, was launched at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club Wednesday.The 20-events series, so far the biggest amateur golf series in the country, is being sponsored by NCBA Bank, which has injected Sh22 million for the new-look golf series.Thereafter, other events will follow ay Vet Lab, Kitale, Eldoret, Limuru, Royal Nairobi, Karen, Great Rift Golf resort in Naivasha, Nakuru Golf Club, Sigona, Mombasa Golf Club, Nyali, Nanyuki, Kiambu, Machakos, Windsor, Leisure Lodge, Muthaiga, and Ruiru.Being organised in collaboration with the Kenya Golf Union (KGU), the events, some of which will be played in the form of club-nites, will traverse several golf clubs across the country culminating with a grand finale at the Karen Country Club course on December 3.

Speaking during the official launch attended by Kenya Golf Union chairman Ben Omuodo and his vice, Peter Kiguru, NCBA Managing Director John Gachora noted that the bank was keen on partnerships and sponsorships that drive transformation, with sports being a key area of focus for the company.KGU chairman Ben Omuodo said the union was happy that NCBA had decided to involve junior golf in its sponsorship.

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