Inaugural Safaricom Golf Tour set to tee off

Friday, February 25th, 2022 06:00 | By
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa during the launch of the Safaricom Golf Tour at Golf Park, Nairobi, last month. PD/Webster Nyandika

The second leg of the inaugural Safaricom Golf Tour is set to tee off at the panoramic plains of Limuru Sports Club, Kiambu County this Saturday, February 26.

This follows the first leg of the tour which was held at Nanyuki Sports Club in Laikipia County two weeks ago where over 50 junior golfers took part in the tournament.

“During our first leg in Nanyuki we had over 100 junior and amateur golfers take to the course and another 50 young people participate in our inaugural junior golf clinic.

We also held an outreach programme, which was open to the public as a way of introducing the sport to the local youth and we look forward to emulating this success in Limuru,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom. 

Golf clinic

The corporate tournament will take place on Saturday, 26th while the junior event will happen on Sunday, 27th. The weekend will also feature a junior golf clinic and a golf outreach programme with the local community

“We are excited to have the second leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour in Limuru. Safaricom’s commitment to supporting junior golfers in their most formative years will inspire Kenya’s future golf champions and take the sport to the next level,” said David Irimu Chairman, Limuru Country Club.

Safaricom has committed KES 100 million for this inaugural 14-leg amateur series which 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.

The investment in golf is part of the telco’s commitment to support, nurture and grow talent in the sport. Safaricom’s mobile money service, M-PESA recently sponsored the second edition of the Magical Kenya Ladies Golf Open which is part of the Ladies European Tour where the telco also held a junior golf clinic.

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