NAIROBI, Kenya, December 30- The 9-hole Eldoret Golf Club will host the fifth leg of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival this weekend with a field of over 100 players expected to participate, having been drawn from the hosts, Nandi Bears and Kitale.
According to the club captain James Waweru, the region has been experiencing heavy rains lately but this is no cause for alarm.
“The course has been wet but it is designed in such a way that it does not easily flood. The water is controlled and golfers should expect to have an exciting time.
“The greens are well kept and the only challenge might be the slippery condition but it should not be a problem for experienced players,” Waweru said.
He added “It’s hard to put your money on one golfer when they have all been showing a lot of shifts lately. I think we are in for a lot of surprises.”
Nonetheless he cites top contenders for this leg as comprising of Neev Shah of handicap 13, Kamau Watunu (handicap 12) and Moses Tanui (handicap 22). Others include George Njoroge playing off 10 and Professor Some of handicap 11.
The carnival is scheduled to visit 30 golf clubs and engage some 10, 000 golfers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in a regional tour aimed at promoting bonding and friendship, the brand value of Tusker Malt.
Morning action begins at 8:00am with the afternoon tee off scheduled for 11:00am to end between slightly after 5pm before the rains start pounding.
The sixth event in the carnival that is gathering ground fast, heads to Nyanza Golf Club with players expected from host Nyanza, Kakamega, Mumias, Kericho and Kisii.
Limuru Golf Club will wrap up the 2011 calendar before Muthaiga Golf Club takes over in the New Year.