Nyali hosts Johnnie Walker action
The par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club tomorrow hosts a large field of more than 150 players for the Coast region Johnnie Walker Golf Series.
The players will participate in the tournament’s four-ball stableford format, with the top three teams qualifying to play at the tournament’s Eagles Round (semi-finals) to be played at Muthaiga Golf Club in May.
This will be the eleventh leg of the Series dubbed ‘Road to Gleneagles’ following the tenth leg played last weekend at Thika Sports Club.
The team of Bernard Mureithi Joseph Ndichu, Ruku Njuguna, and Paul Nduati scored an impressive 140 points to emerge the winners of the leg, ahead of the team of Faith Maina, George Ngamau, Naomi Kimata, and Margaret Waweru who scored 137 points, three more than the team of Isaac Charagu, Nicholas Kabare, Moses Mburu, and Esther Nyamu who claimed the third spot after returning a combined score of 134.
Speaking during the tournament, KBL’s Regional Business Development Manager Nicholas Kilungu said; “This being the 10th event of the Series, it has been a really great journey so far, and we are very delighted by the progress we have made. We are delighted to offer golfers across the country a tournament of this stature, and an opportunity to give lucky individuals the chance to travel to and play at the iconic Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland. All this is in the spirit of KBL’s continued efforts to uplift the sport to greater heights.”
Commenting on the Nyali tournament, KBL Marketing Manager for Spirits, Josephine Katambo said: “We are delighted to be taking the Road to Gleneagles Johnnie Walker series to the Coastal region. Nyali Golf Club is always a special venue and we are therefore excited to be taking this experience to the golfers in Mombasa. We expect very good numbers to participate and we are hopeful of nothing but a great event.”
The ‘Road to Gleneagles’ Johnnie Walker Golf Series is part of the efforts by KBL to leverage sports to create more avenues for positive interaction with consumers of their various brands. Johnnie Walker is a long-time supporter of Kenyan golf, with this circuit giving an opportunity for local golfers to compete with a view of increasing the standard of the overall local game.