Ladies European tour professionals to play Kenyan amateur golfers

By Vipingo Ridge: Wednesday, January 16th 2019 at 12:52 GMT +3 | Golf
12 professionals will make a special appearance in Kenya to play two Pro-Am events on Vipingo Ridge [Courtesy]

At the beginning of February, 12 Ladies European Tour (LET) professionals will make a special appearance in Kenya to play two Pro-Am events on Vipingo Ridge’s PGA Baobab course, ranked the country’s number one golf course by Top 100 Golf Courses.

This will be the first time that professional lady golfers have come to East and Central Africa. The professional players will be on route from the Fatima Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi to the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville and therefore will be making a stop in Kenya between tour events.

The Pro-Ams, which will see amateurs pair with the LET professionals, are scheduled to take place on 1st and 2nd February 2019 and are attracting Kenyan golfers, both male and female, to take part in this historic event.

All 12 LET players have ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 Order of Merit, with Florentyna Parker from England being the most famous in the field after three professional wins and representing Europe in the 2017 Solheim Cup in Des Moines, USA. Parker placed 13th in the Order of Merit last year.

Other players confirmed to attend are Noemi Jimenez Martin from Spain who finished 19th and Camilla Lennarth (Sweden) who was 23rd.

Vipingo Ridge, in collaboration with U.COM Event, is hosting both events and is proud to promote Kenyan golf and its unique golfing destinations to the world. Guy Moran, Head of Property and Development at The PGA, commented:

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“This event promises to be a triumph helping to put Kenyan golf on the map, especially by promoting ladies golf throughout the country and further afield.

The PGA fully supports such activities and congratulates Vipingo Ridge, U.COM and partners for putting together a world-class Pro-Am at relatively short notice. We look forward to seeing many more of the same.”

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