Jamii Telcom Masters set to tee off on Tuesday

Jamii Telcom Masters set to tee off on Tuesday

Jamii Telcom Masters set to tee off on Tuesday

Over 200 Kenyan golfers have confirmed participation in the 2nd edition of the Jamii Telcom (JTL) Masters tournament that is scheduled to tee off on Tuesday 19th March 2012 at the Muthaiga Golf Club.

The tourney which will run through to Friday will include 36 professional golfers among them Greg Snow, the defending champion. The amateur golfers hold the majority of registration places with a total of 200 players.

Speaking in a media briefing on Monday Morning, the chairman of the Professional golfers of Kenya (PGK) Charan Thethy expressed his gratitude to title sponsors JTL for offering their support to the game for the 2nd year in a row. JTL has sponsored the 4 days event to a tune of KSH 1,000,000 in prize money.

The KSH 1,000,000 prize package will be shared among the top 12 players with number one pocketing a total of KSH 300,000 and an additional trophy.

“It is evident that golf players can only improve their skill by taking part in competitive competitions. This way we can manage to take part in international competition with time,” said Thethy.

The competition will see the professionals embark in the 72 holes competition as from Tuesday 7.30am while the amateurs are expected to tee off on Friday for an 18 holes Stableford off full handicap challenge.

CEO of the Jamii Telcom Limited Joshua Chepkwong while presenting the cheque also urged other cooperates to offer sponsorship to the game as well as increasing their incentive packages for the sake of growing  golf in the country.

“We should cease an opportunity when we get one. Golf is a sport which we can easily develop because we have one of the best facilities in the country. We need to embrace the sport and offer support to the players so that we can rise to the occasion and emulate Athletics in the country,” he said.

Kenya is ranked 2nd after South Africa in the continent for the good facilities.

The JTL masters tournament comes a week before the Kenya Open championships an idea that the GPK gladly welcomes.

“We are happy to take part in this tournament which comes just before the main Kenya Open. This way we can engage in competitive practice and will help in preparing for the next assignment ahead of them,” concluded Thethy.

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