Kenya Breweries Limited through Johnnie Walker yesterday announced a payment of Sh3.2 million as sponsorship and prize award to Muthaiga Golf Club’s pro golfer Greg Snow and Mumias-based long-hitter Dismas Indiza.
The award is part of a sponsorship deal that the Johnnie Walker brand entered into with the two pro golfers last year, where the players would represent the Johnnie Walker range of brands at both the Safari Tour Golf Series and the Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship.
Both players were signed-up as Johnnie Walker golf brand ambassadors for Sh1 million each over the duration of a year; with Johnnie Walker further committing to award them performance-based cash prizes at the 2019/2020 Safari Tour Golf Series.
Making the announcement, East African Breweries Limited Marketing & Innovation Director, Graham Villiers-Tuthill, expressed his delight in working with the two golfers, describing them as a perfect fit for the brand.
“We are delighted to be associated with both Greg Snow and Dismas Indiza. Their continued professionalism and excellence on the course speak to their continued determination to be the best they can be; and this fits perfectly within our brand ethos and objectives,” he said.
“Our association with the two golfers was as a result of their consistency and dedication to the sport; and, for us, it was a no-brainer that we wanted to support them as they prepare for the Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship through the Safari Tour Golf Series,” he added.
Greg Snow and Dismas Indiza currently hold the top two positions at the 2019/2020 Safari Tour Golf Series Raking respectively. The tour, which has two legs to left to play, has seen Greg winning four events earning him KES. 800,000 in bonuses while Indiza takes home KES. 400,000 for his two wins.
Graham expressed his confidence in the two qualifying for the 2020 Magical Kenya Open while wishing them the best in the remaining two legs.