‘Clubnite’ to usher Standard Classic in Machakos tomorrow

By Mose Sammy: Thursday, March 28th 2019 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Golf
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua in action during the ICDC golf day held at Machakos sports club on July 28, 2018. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

A sizable field is expected tomorrow at the par 72 nine-hole Machakos Sports Club, which tilts 6600 yards during the Clubnite presented by Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) Machakos branch.

This will double up as a curtain-raiser for the Standard County Golf Classic to be played at the same course on Saturday.

According to the resident Pro Kiondo, the course is playing well. The course has been undergoing irrigation at least from 200 yards to the green.

“Our greens were recently top dressed, they are holding and they are true to the putt,” added Pro Kiondo

Among those expected to battle it out for the top honours are the club chairman Sawarn Singh, who has hit top form in recent weeks as well as KNCCI Machakos branch chairman lawyer Bernard Mungatta.

The former speaker of Machakos County Assembly will be up against his national boss Kiprono Kittony in what promises to be a battle of wits.

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Low handicappers Jackson Nzioka playing off handicap 4, James Ndunda playing off handicap 3 and Victor Mutui playing off handicap 10 are also expected in action.

Others are former Machakos County Women Representative, also the current Club Lady Captain Dr Susan Musyoka and Dee Kivuva.

The absence of suave senior Sir Charles Mulela, who is mourning the demise of his elder brother, will definitely be felt.