Safaricom Golf Tour Heads to Vet Lab for Penultimate Preliminary Round

21 July 2022

The weekend’s tournament has drawn a field of 350 participants  

Nairobi, 21st July 2022  The 13th leg of the ongoing Safaricom Golf Tour will be held at Vet Lab Sports Club this weekend with over 350 junior and senior golfers set to take on the 18-hole course.

The tournament comes just one week after Lieutenant Colonel Michael Mulwa won the 12th leg held at Kenya Airforce Base in Eastleigh. Last weekend’s action also featured a golf outreach programme dubbed “Golf Mataani” where youngsters from the nearby Mathare area got a chance to learn about the game.

“As we near the close of our first season, I am delighted that the series has continued to have a huge impact on our young and aspiring golfers. I am equally impressed with the success of our golf outreach programme. In all the regions we have hosted the programme, including the most recent one in Mathare, the turnout has been impressive. Those who attend the outreach programme receive some basic skills about the sport and I am happy that a good number have shown great potential”, Said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

This weekend’s tournament will see the senior golfers take to the course on Saturday while Sunday’s event will feature the junior competition, which will run alongside the golf clinics to be held at the same facility. The aim of the golf clinics is to introduce young and aspiring golfers to the sport.

Since the inaugural Safaricom Golf Tour in January, the series has attracted over 7,000 participants who have taken part in various tournaments, junior clinics and outreach programmes.

After Vet Lab, the tour heads to Royal Golf Club on 30th and 31st July for the final preliminary round and culminates with the Grand Finale scheduled for 6th August in Vipingo, Kilifi County.

As part of growing the sport among junior players in the country, Safaricom has partnered with the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) to tap and nurture young talent. The juniors can register with the JGF for KES.1,000, which grants them access to play at any golf club in the country.

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