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Governor Alex Tolgos ready for Standard County Golf tourney

GOLF By Ochieng Oyugi | October 23rd 2021
Elgeyo/Marakwet County governor Alex Tolgos Participates during The Standard County Golf Classic series tournament at Eldoret Club yesterday. 09.08.14- Picture By Peter Ochieng.

The second leg of the 2021/22 Standard County Golf Classic Series will tee-off at par 71 Eldoret Club today.

Over 100 players are expected to battle it out for honours in the event whose theme ‘On the Green Course, for the Green Cause’ supports sustainable climatic actions by various communities across the country.

First off the tee in the championship, that is also supported by Eka Hotel and Eldoret Club, will be Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos who has been a permanent fixture in the leg since his first attempt for glory in 2015.

Tolgos has always used the event to keep fit which is part of his daily routine.

“I will be teeing off very early, about 7.20am because I want to finish early so that I can attend other meetings,” Tolgos told Standard Sports.

“I will then return at the Club in the evening for the prize giving ceremony.” 

Tolgos had a test of the greens and the fairways on Thursday and Friday to prepare him for the task ahead.

“I have no pressure to deliver, my performance will all depend on how I wake up on Saturday,” he said.

In the opening batch with Tolgos will be P.Maritim, L.Kangogo and Satwinder Sagoo.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital immediate former Director and Chief Executive Officer John Kibosia is expected to give other players a run for their money in the competition.

Eldoret Club captain Nathan Tororei has warned the players to expect tough challenge in holes 3,4 and 5 which are beside a meandering river.

“Hole 9 is surrounded by a bunker and several trees,” explained Tororei.

“Hole 4 is a dog-leg, while hole 10 has a narrow fairways which is sandwiched between a parallel river on the left and a forest on the right making precision a priority rather than distance,” he added.

Tororei said the greens and the fairways are all in fantastic conditions because of the rains that have been experienced in Eldoret of late.


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