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Standard Golf Heads To Limuru

GOLF By Mose Sammy | May 6th 2016

The Standard County Golf Classic moves to the picturesque Limuru Country Club tomorrow.

Over 240 golfers have been drawn to battle for top honours during the third leg of this year's County Classics after stops in Machakos in March and Kericho last month.

Limuru club captain Kevin Muchiri said they are ready to host the event.

“Everything is ready ahead of the third edition of the championships. The fairways are lush as the rains continue to be experienced in this area, the course is in the best shape ever, but the greens are holding.”

The challenging holes in the course are on the first 9 at numbers four, a par five of 524 yards for men and 457 yards for ladies. The hole has a difficult approach to the green and one needs to have a careful drive to attack the green.

The hole has two dog legs, which makes it more unforgiving. Another challenging hole is number seven, a par three of 219 yards for men and 170 yards for ladies.

On the second nine, the challenging holes are number 10, a par four of 425 yards for men and 333 yards for ladies. It has fairway bunkers and the green is protected by bunkers as well.

The other hole that is bound to give players nightmares is number 15, which is the club’s longest hole of 565 yards for men and 472 yards for men.

The golfers to watch out for are Edna Wambaa at Handicap 16, Tim Njihia (handicap 14), James Kashangaki (handicap 13), Grace Kimeria (handicap 15) and John Gathuu (handicap 4).

However, they will face stiff challenge from Brian Njoroge, a junior playing off handicap seven. The long hitters to beat are James Kimani (handicap three), James Waweru (handicap nine), Solomon Mumbi (handicap five) and Victor Gichuru (handicap six).

The lady long hitters are Lauren Gibson (handicap 15), Sandra Mundia (handicap 14), and Caroline Wangari (handicap 12).

The sponsor has promised to give the Limuru Country Club golfers and guests an enjoyable and memorable golfing day.

“Everyone participating should come expecting an exciting, challenging and wonderful round of golf, coupled with a lot of entertainment and networking opportunities,” added Muchiri.



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