Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Karen

Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Karen

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said, “It is really exciting to host our seventh leg of the tour at Karen. I am glad to see how our golf series continues to identify, tap and nurture new talents, especially at the regional level. This indeed proves that what many of our young people need is an avenue where they can showcase their talent.”

The Safaricom Golf Tour continues this weekend at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi.

The event follows the sixth leg of the tour that was held at the Eldoret Golf Club in Uasin Gishu County two weeks ago. It has attracted over 200 golfers from Nairobi and its environs who will be taking part in the 18-hole corporate tournament scheduled for Friday. Saturday’s junior competition has attracted over 80 golfers and will run alongside the junior golf clinic at the same facility.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said, “It is really exciting to host our seventh leg of the tour at Karen. I am glad to see how our golf series continues to identify, tap and nurture new talents, especially at the regional level. This indeed proves that what many of our young people need is an avenue where they can showcase their talent.”

The Safaricom Golf Tour is a platform that seeks to demystify the game which has long been seen as a sport for the elite, and position it as one that is accessible for all. 

Safaricom have partnered with the Kenya Golf Union (KGU), Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) and the National Caddies Association (NCA) to put together a tour that will feature different events across the country to scout and nurture golfing talent.

 The juniors can register with Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) for KES.1,000 and have access to any golf club in the country.

The tour teed off in January 2022 and  has seen close to 2,000 golfers participating in the corporate, caddie, and junior tournaments.  Another 2,000 youngsters have also been engaged through golf clinics and outreach programmes. So far, the tour has been held in six locations namely Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, and Eldoret.

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