Coast lady golf captains to face off at the 2024 Inter Clubs Competition in Malindi

Malindi Golf Club’s Lady Captain Hamida Chidagaya. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Coast lady golf captains will be displaying their finest lady Golfers in this year’s Inter Clubs Match Play Golf Competition set for the Malindi Country Club Course on Friday in Kilifi County.

The daylong 18 holes tournament organized by the Club will see a total 60 Ladies from the five Coast Golf Clubs participate in the tourney that was last held in October last year at the Diani’s Diamond Leisure Golf Resort and Spa in South Coast Mombasa, Kwale County where the Club’s home Ladies team emerged winners to second time victory in the event.

Host Lady Captain Hamida Chidagaya said the event in Malindi this time  that is being sponsored by her friends is a ladies competition and was happy that all preparations was going on well and ready for the Ladies.

Diamond Leisure Golf Resort and Spa’s lady Captain Caroline Mokaya. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

“The Condition of the course is faring well at the moment, and we are ready for the guests to come to Malindi and have great fun, God willing, “said Chidagaya.

She pointed out the competition will be  among the five Coast Clubs namely, The Host Malindi,Vipingo Baobab Ridge,Nyali Golf and Country Club, Mombasa Golf Club and Diani’s Diamond Leisure Golf Resort Club and Spa with each of the  Club having a pairs team playing against the other Clubs.

Host Lady Captain Chidagaya will have Zipporah Gitonga,Luigina Bernini, Maria Giada,Reila Islam,Benedine Jebitok ,Susan Waithaka,Fiona Thompson, Silvana Franciolli,gnese Partesi,Eunicce Kamau and Kate Mwaikali.

Mombasa Golf Club’s Lady Captain Fiona Mbandi. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Nyali Golf and Country Club Lady Captain Mary Mariga will be leading Hilda Mugure, Teresia Odoo, Regina Kaveke, Navinder Kaur, Harsimran Kaur, Pettie Kale, Susan Stokes, Truphena Oyaro and Gladys Mueni.

Diani’s Diamond  Leisure Golf Resort’s and Spa’s Lady Captain Caroline Mokaya said yesterday her team who last weekend had a good training in the Kenya Association of Women In Tourism (KAWT) competition has Vanda Harries,Chety Bush, Kerry Venturini,Pauline Nduva,Eva Kariuki,Silvia Kampa and Gertrude Mwendah.

“We are the two times defending champions,We now boasts of more strong team, well prepared for the Current Coastal heat and I’m confident the trophy will cross the Likoni ferry to the South Coast, “said Mokaya.

The Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Club’s Lady Captain Fiona Mbandi and her Viping Baobab Ridge Colleague had not prepared their list but assured they will send teams to support the tournament.

Nyali Golf and Country Club’s Lady Captain Mary Mariga. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Malindi Golf and Country Club was founded in 1962 and features an interesting 9-hole course with additional Greens and Tees that creates the feeling of a full 18-holes. 

The course is built alongside the dunes and then winds its way around forest and wetlands.

The club has invested heavily in recent years in an irrigation project that sees all Greens and Tee boxes watered and has gradually extend to all Fairways.

The Club is a member of the Kenya Golf Union (K.G.U) and plays host to the Malindi Open (Vasco Dama Cup) and the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (K.L.G.U) and supports golf activities through its affiliations with these unions.

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