All eyes will be on Pauline Nduva when the Diamonds Leisure Beach and Golf Resort par 72 Challenging course hosts the 2023 Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT) Charity Golf tournament on Saturday in South Coast, Kwale County.
Nduva, the home favorite, is fresh from winning the Club’s Lady Captain Tourney and will be among the top golfers to watc alongside lady rivals Caroline Mokaya,Naomi Wambui,Kerry Venturini and Grazia Del Gobbo among other home players.
Among the men to watch includes George Mokaya, Allan Habala, Long hitter Mitesh Kumar, Tony Venturini, Stefan Wentzel, Sven Kampa and Hitten Kumar.
According to the tourney’s rule, the Course is expected to be painted White and Red as the official dress code on the course while in the evening everyone must be dressed in all white color.
KAWT Kwale Chapter Chairlady Pauline Nduva said an estimated 160 golfers will grace the daylong 18 holes stable ford charity tourney to raise funds for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and various outreach programmes in the County.
“This will enable the association to execute its continuous mandate of empowering women at all levels of society around the County,” said Nduva.
She explained that funds raised will also go to School mentorships programmes, menstrual hygiene, supporting capacity building for local women entrepreneurs to access Blue economy grants, Mentoring local hospitality college students on soft skills and opportunities on workplace expectations among others.
Club Lady Captain Cheryl Bush said the tourney that comes a week after last week’s successful Lady Captain ( Vanda Harries) event has been jointly sponsored by Diani Hardware, Safari link and friends of KAWT.
She said that many Golfers have been invited including those from other Coast clubs and others from across the Country including officials from the Kenya Ladies Golf union (KLGU) among them the Union’s Coast Representative Terry Odoo.
“There will be lots of fun during the day and evening and wonderful prizes for the winners have also been lined up in the evening, “said Bush.
And as a preparation for the event, the club hosted its Club night event on Wednesday and it proved a lucky day for Eva Kariuki who sank a rare hole in one on hole 15th.
The daylong event was however won by off handicap 4 Hitten Kumar on 37 points having played 18 and 19 points on both nines.
Handicap 36 Pauline Nduva was the runners up on 34 points (22-14) and Harm Luttjeboer playing off handicap 25 managed the third slot with 35points.
At the Kenya Railways Golf Club, an estimated 180 golfers will be playing the Jimnah Mbaru’s golf day.
The event will start off from 7.40 am with the four ball sponsor’s team and followed by the team of S.Muraguri, C.Kibet and two others.
Ruiru Sports club has on the same day hosted the club’s Chairman’s Prize (Dominic Chege) in an event that starts from 6.30 am with the team of Fr. Mwaura, S.K.Nyingi, and J.R, Mukami from the first tee off.
The team of G.Waweru, G.Keru, P.Muiruri and P.Mukuria will be the first from the first tee in the noon team from 11 am.
Those teeing off first from the Tenth Tee at 6:30 C.Muchoki, S.Mbochi, G.Wachira and S.Kingara and the afternoon team from the same tee at 11 am are G.Njuguna, G.Keru and A.Kariuki.
And at the Vet Lab Sports Club also in the same, golfers will be testing their muscles in the April 2023 Monthly mug tournament that starts at 6.30am.