Over 260 junior players to compete at NCBA-sponsored Nairobi local golf tour

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 01:00 | By
A young golfer in action at Windsor Club during the Nairobi Local Tour tournament. PD/ EDWIN OTIENO

Over 260 junior golfers are this weekend scheduled to take to the course when the NCBA-sponsored US Kids Golf - Nairobi Local Tour tees off for its third and fourth rounds. The two rounds will be hosted at the Par-72 Karen Country Club and at the Par-71 Muthaiga Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The two events build on the success of the opening two rounds of the tour which have been held at the Thika Golf Club and most recently at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club with young golfers taking the chance to showcase their golfing skills.

So far, 271 junior golfers, aged six and 18 years, have taken part in the tour that is organized by the Junior Golf Foundation, US Kids Golf and proudly sponsored by NCBA Bank.

The tour, which is segmented into boys’ and girls’ categories who are further grouped according to their respective ages, is an eight-leg event whose aim is to provide the juniors golfers with a platform to hone their skills in age-appropriate competition.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s events, NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the US Kids Golf - Nairobi Local tour doubleheader this weekend in what promises to be a competitive outing for juniors. We are proud of the work the Junior Golf Foundation in conjunction with the US Kids Golf is doing to raise the status of junior golf in this country. We look forward to a fantastic tournament over the two days and wish all the juniors the very best as they take to the course.”

On his part, Junior Golf Foundation Tournament Director James Ondigo said: “We are pleased to have the tour at Karen and in Muthaiga – two championship-hosting events that have produced a lot of memories for many golf greats – both local, regional, and global. We look forward to a great event, building on success of the previous two tournaments and thank NCBA Group for support.”

The event will be the last of the 2022 calendar year before the tour resumes in January at the Vet Lab Sports Club.

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