Nyali hosts over 200 golfers as the U.S Kids Golf Spring Local Tour moves to Karen

Nyali Golf and Country Club Captain Dinesh Sasan. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard].

Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa County will  this weekend  host  an estimated  200 golfers  in the Kenya Pipeline Golf tournament on Saturday at their par 71 course.

Club Captain Dinesh Sasan said on Friday that  the club is delighted to host such a large number of  golfers  from the home Club, Seafront  Mombasa Golf Club, Leisure  Golf Club in Kwale , Vipingo Ridge  course in Kilifi County,  Malindi Golf Club ,Golfers from other Clubs Country wide and Guests  and  staffs of the Sponsor with valid handicaps.

Sasan assured the golfers that the course was in excellent condition and playing well and that there are plenty of sterling prizes lined up for the winners.

“We expect  to see a tough game  especially  from members of the  home  Club  and  the Sponsor  has placed exciting prizes  in the evening for the winners. The weather is also good for the golfers and I take this opportunity to wish all golfers an enjoyable day,” said  Sasan.

The 18 holes event sponsored by Kenya Pipeline kicks off from 7.30 am  with the team of David Soars,M.Walji,Dahir Awdeer and J.Kamau  from the  first tee and  the same  time from the tenth tee  with  the team of B.Gerber,S.Shah and G.Zoab.

Meanwhile the ongoing U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour is gearing up for an exciting weekend as it heads to Karen Country Club on Saturday, followed by Muthaiga Golf Club on Sunday.

It has also registered over 200 junior golfers expected to participate in the two tournaments, which aims to provide them with a platform to refine their skills and enhance their competitiveness.

Junior lady Golfer Cherono Kipkorir. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard].

The event is jointly organized by U.S. Kids Golf and the Junior Golf Foundation Kenya and isi sponsored by NCBA Bank as part of its continued commitment to supporting junior golf development in the region.

The bank has in the recent past continued to invest in the growth and advancement of young golfers by sponsoring junior tournaments.

The two events will feature junior golfers aged between 5 and 18 years old, enabling them to showcase their abilities and compete in age-appropriate competitions against their peers.

The Karen event had initially been scheduled for March this year but had to be postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

These two events are closely following the recently concluded Thika Sports Club edition held on May 7.

The Thika edition witnessed the impressive participation of 145 junior golfers, further emphasizing the Tour's appeal and impact in the junior golfing community.

NCBA Group Director of Marketing Nelly Wainaina expressed her delight in supporting the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour, underscoring the company's unwavering dedication to junior golf development.

"NCBA Bank is delighted to support the Junior Golf Foundation and the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour as part of our unwavering commitment to junior golf development. We have witnessed the remarkable rise of junior golfers in recent times, and we are honored to contribute to their journey. Our aim is to cultivate their talent and help them unlock their full potential," she said.

Junior Golfer Ishan Samani. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]

Wainaina further said that the junior golfers have been on the rise, and they are proud to witness their remarkable achievements.

“Just this past weekend, we saw junior golfer Chanelle Wangari display her exceptional skills by securing second place in the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) Stroke Play Amateur Championship at Muthaiga Golf Club, a tournament that we were privileged to sponsor. These achievements inspire us to continue supporting and nurturing young talent,” she added.

The upcoming tournament will also offer the junior golfers a chance to qualify for international tournaments organized by U.S. Kids Golf.

By earning points for Priority Status, participants can pave their way to events such as the Regional Invitational and the U.S. Kids Golf Regional Championship, scheduled to take place later this year.

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