Nairobi (Kenya) – October 28, 2013 – The second Kenya Golf Trophy is going from strength to strength. With 159 players, 50 sponsors and 40 prizes worth more than Ksh 5 million the Kenya Golf Trophy 2013 was played at Kenya’s oldest 18 hole Royal Nairobi Golf Club, last Friday 18 October 2013.
This year’s event was in support of the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), which had selected its 4 best players in the order of merit. All 4 were winners! Tahir Mohammed of Nyali Golf & Country Club, playing off handicap 5, won the 20th prize, 2 nights for two at Voyagers Safari Camp, Ziwani.
Mathew Wahome, playing off handicap 4, also of Nyali Golf & Country Club, won the 18th prize with 34 points on count back – 2 nights for 2 at Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Naomi Wafula of Golf Park playing off* handicap 3, 15th prize with 35 points – 2 nights for 2 at Samburu Intrepids Lodge.
15 year old Kush Mediratta, of Sigona Golf Club playing of handicap 5 with 39 points winning the 3rd prize – 1 week Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria in suites and 3 rounds of golf at the Gary Player Signature Golf Course – Home of the Volvo World MatchPlay Championship 2013.
While the Chairman of the JGF proudly collected all the prizes for his juniors, the handicap 2 Ashwin Gidoomal of Muthaiga Golf Club was also invited to come to the podium and collect the 16th prize for himself with 34 points – 2 nights for 2 at Elephant Bedroom Lodge in Samburu.
Also in support of the JGF was an auction of several items, including 3 Multichoice Walkway TV’s, as well as 6 different hotel stays for 2 nights for 2 – all proceeds totaling Ksh 141.000/- was donated to the JGF.
The large Chrystal floating Kenya Golf Trophy, 2 Etihad tickets to any Etihad Airways Destination of the world as well as the Heineken Branded Callaway Golf Bag went to the winner Humphrey Maina Mwangi, from Kiambu Golf Club and invited by Eagle Sponsor DT Dobie, playing of handicap 16, winning on count back with 40 points.
The runner-up was Snehal Patel from Muthaiga Golf Club, invited by Sponsor JCB, playing of handicap 15 with 40 points, also winning 2 Etihad tickets to any Etihad Airways Destination of the world, a Heineken Branded Callaway Golf and a smaller crystal trophy.
The Vice Captain of Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Karim Pisani, playing of handicap 12 won the fourth prize with 37 points on count back – 1 week for two at the 5 star Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel in Jerez Spain with unlimited golf at the 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, which hosted the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years and the Peugeot Tour for 3.
Drinks were flowing freely courtesy of the Title Sponsor Heineken and Bacardi Spirits, Makkin Wines, Pepsi Sodas, Nestle Coffee and Soraya Mineral Water, while breakfast, lunch and dinner was sponsored by NAS Cuisine.
Other sponsors included Nation Media Group, Mercedes Benz, Copy Cat, Crown Paints, Kenya Tourist Board, Kingsway Tyres, Tribe Hotel, Best Western Hotel, Safari Park Hotel, NIC Bank, Knight Frank, Uchumi, Philips, ERG Security, Meridian Medical Services, Multichoice, JCB, Brancom, Dutch Flower Group, Travelindex Media Group and a host of Kenyan and International Hotels and Restaurants providing the prizes.
Tob Cohen, the Tournament Director thanked all the sponsors, as without their valuable support it would not have been possible to organize Africa’s biggest corporate amateur golf event.
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