Tusker Malt golf back in action

Tusker Malt golf back in action

Tusker Malt golf back in action

The Tusker Malt Golf Carnival enters its thirteenth leg at the 18 hole par 72 Karen Country Club on Saturday March 3, 2012.  The Carnival which kicked off at the Kenya Railway Golf Club on September 22, 2011 aims to give extensive and professional experience to amateur golfers and greatly advance their expertise as golfers.

The Karen tournament, which is open to golfers from The Karen Country Club and Tusker Malt’s Guests, has attracted a field of 180 Players who will tee off at 8.30am to 9.30am. All eyes will no doubt be on Emmanuel Ageng’o handicap 22 and Ian Mwangi handicap 12, Ken Kubasu handicap 10 and George Muturi handicap 6, Peter Walsh handicap 10 and Fred Lobo handicap 5.

 Other top contestants include Anthony Gacheru handicap 10 who pairs with Anthony Mogere handicap 6, Muthoni Muturi handicap 20 and Wanjira Kireri handicap 13.

The Karen Country Club is situated 18.2 kilometers north of Nairobi and has some unique features that make a distinction of it from other golfing clubs in Kenya. These features include the flowering shrubs, lakes and wetlands, outstanding indigenous trees and many fine sporting amenities.

The Captain Andy Watt says that the course is in great condition. “The greens are especially good and our members have recently been commenting that the balls are really running making playing quite easy,” says Watt.

“In fact, we have witnessed very high scores the past few weeks of between 40 and 46 points for top winners. Therefore this weekend’s game should witness very high scores,” Watt adds.
Other tournaments have already taken place at the Kenya Railway, Machakos, Njoro, Kiambu, Eldoret, Nyanza, Limuru, Muthaiga, Sigona, Vet Lab, Nyali, Malindi and Thika Golf Clubs. The Royal Club hosts the Carnival on March 10, 2012.

The Grand Finale will be at the Muthaiga Golf Club where the winners will win a golf trip to South Africa. Anthony Wachira, a civil engineer who has played golf for four years and accountant Sammy Ndung’u of Sigona Golf Club are so far, the top contestants with 26 points on the first nine and 24 points on the second nine for a team score of 50 points. They are confident to get the top prize.

“Ndung’u and I have played in Muthaiga before and we will definitely practice there before the grand finale. We believe that we can win the grand prize,” says Wachira.

Karen Country Club Captain Andy Watt points out that EABL and the club have a special bond. “We are honored to host the event and we are sure the players will enjoy especially because of the four ball better ball format which is different from the usual individual stableford format,” he concludes.

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