Kenya Open lands financial boost

Kenya Open lands financial boost

Kenya Open lands financial boost

Kenya Open file picture

The Kenya Open Golf tournament on Wednesday received financial boost from Water brand Dasani who donated 8.4 Million shillings as sponsorship towards this year’s edition of the tournament that will take place between 14th and 17th February 2013.

The 2013 Kenya Open tournament to be held at the Karen Club has attracted players from all over the world.

Coca-Cola’s General Manager for East Africa, Peter Njonjo presented the sponsorship cheque to the Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago at Karen Club. Njonjo said the decision to up the sponsorship from Sh3 million last year was a reflection of the growing stature of the tournament and its value to Dasani as a leading water brand.

“Through Dasani, we continue to take pride in our association with this prestigious tournament with a high global appeal. We are ecstatic to come on board as the Platinum Sponsor of the Barclays Kenya Open with the hope of not only refreshing the players and spectators during the pro-am and main events but also delivering this growing sport to the many lovers of Golf,” said Njonjo .

The Barclays Kenya Open is part of the European Golf Tour with a high level of visibility globally. Several local and international players will be gunning for the top prizes and a chance to play in the European PGA.

Having grown in magnitude and stature, the Barclays Kenya Open will again host 2 pro-am events this year, to give the local amateurs more opportunities to play with the international and local pros. These will be played concurrently at Muthaiga golf club and the hosting club Karen Golf Club.

The Pro-Am (Professional & Amateurs) is a one day tournament held the day before the Kenya Open Championship and marks the “official” start of the championship. 

It offers an opportunity for Kenyan amateur golfers to play with professionals on their own turf. The format of play involves a 3-ball of one Professional and 2 Amateurs. Dasani will sponsor one of these 2 Pro-ams at the home of golf - Muthaiga Golf Club - on Wednesday, February 13.


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