The 12th leg of the 2016 Standard County Classic Golf series was held at Kakamega Sports Club tomorrow on Saturday 14th January 2017.
Standard Head of Human Resource Nicholas Siwatom presenting trophy to overall winner James Akhonya during the Standard County Golf Classic tournament held at Kakamega Golf Club on January 14, 2017.
Since he started playing golf three years ago, James Akhonya had never won a big tournament until last Saturday.
The 40-year-old has been treading the fairways, practising and playing golf every other weekend, but without any meaningful win.
At some point, he asked himself what it would take to triumph in the gentleman’s game.
“Deep down I knew hard work, constant practice and regular play was the solution so I kept the faith,” he said.
Akhonya, a doctor at the Kakamega County General Hospital, says sometimes he squeezes time from his busy schedule just to be on the course in pursuit of a dream victory.
True to his faith, lady luck smiled on him.