Karen Country Club to Host Over 280 Golfers for 7th Leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour
11 May 2022
Junior tournament attracts over 80 participants
Nairobi, 11th May 2022… The seventh leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour will take centre stage this Friday and Saturday at the lush Karen Country Club par 72 course.
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.
“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,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
The Safaricom Golf Tour which teed off in January 2022 has seen close to 2,000 golfers participating in the corporate, caddie and junior tournaments. Another 2,000 youngsters have also been engaged through the golf clinics and outreach programmes.
So far, the tour has been held in six locations namely Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos and Eldoret
Safaricom has also partnered with Junior Golf Foundation to continue tapping and nurturing young talent in the sport. The juniors can register with Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) for KES.1,000 and have access to any golf club in the country.