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Highway to Vipingo Heats up as Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Royal Golf Membership

The Royal Golf Membership in Nairobi will host the 14th leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour because the inaugural match reaches its ultimate levels.

The weekend match, which additionally marks the final stage of the tour earlier than the grand finale scheduled for subsequent week at Vipingo Ridge, has drawn a discipline of over 350 contributors. The company match is scheduled for Saturday, and the juniors will take to the course on Sunday.

“As we method the top of the primary season, we’re thrilled with the numerous milestones achieved in figuring out and nurturing expertise amongst our younger individuals. We now have engaged over 8,000 contributors by way of our tournaments, outreaches and golf clinics, together with over 5,000 kids, stated Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom.

Final weekend Nelson Nyoike beat a discipline of 253 golfers to win the thirteenth leg of the tour held on the Vet Lab Golf Membership. Twelve-year-old Belinda Wanjiru and sixteen-year-old Beiju Shah have been topped junior winners after beating a discipline of 165 gamers on the similar facility.

Like in earlier editions, Saturday’s company match will run alongside the golf outreach programme dubbed “Golf Mataani”, the place kids from the close by neighborhood will get the possibility to be taught concerning the recreation.

Safaricom has invested KES 100 million on this tour’s inaugural version to nurture and develop golf expertise.

The Safaricom Golf Tour has been held in 13 golf programs throughout the nation: Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, Eldoret, Keren, Nyali, Kericho, Kitale, Nakuru, Kenya Airforce and Vetlab.

After Royal, the tour heads to Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County for the grand finale, which can see the winners from every leg contest for the grand prize.

To develop the game amongst junior gamers within the nation, Safaricom has partnered with the Junior Golf Basis (JGF) to faucet and nurture younger expertise. The juniors can register with the JGF for KES.1,000, which grants them entry to play at any golf membership within the nation.



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