All set for Tannahill Shield Golf Tournament

Royal Nairobi Golf Club's Stanley Kirui chip ball during the launch of the 97th Edition of the Easter Tannahill Golf Tournament at Royal Nairobi Golf Club on March 31, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

All eyes will be on the Tannahill Shield Golf Tournament to be played at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club this weekend (Easter weekend).

The 97 edition of the annual Tannahill Golf Tournament which is regarded as one of the biggest amateur golf events in Sub-Saharan Africa has attracted nine golf clubs across the Country.

Unlike other golf events, the Tannahill Golf Tournament is played by teams, instead of individuals of amateur golfers from various clubs who are keen to showcase their golfing skills and team spirit whilst enjoying the company of other competing golfers.

Royal Club captain Stanley Kirui said the teams drawn from Nairobi, Mombasa and Western Kenya will each be represented by ten of their best amateurs. The event was last won by the hosts, Royal Nairobi Golf Club, in 2019.

The participating clubs include Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Mombasa Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Western Kenya, Limuru Country Club, Vet Lab Sports Club, Kenya Railways Golf Club, Sigona Golf Club and Karen Country Club.

According to the organisers, activities preceding the main tournament on Sunday will be the Junior Easter Tournament–whose participants will be juniors invited from all clubs in the country.

Seven teams have confirmed participation for the junior tournament. For the first time, seniors will make a debut on the Good Friday morning (Today) for the inaugural Tannahill Seniors Trophy.

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