NAIROBI, May 17 – The Kenya Golf Union received Sh1.4 million from Sidian Bank for the annual chairman’s prize that will be held at Kenya Railways Golf Club from May 19 to 21, 2016.
The event is normally held to honour the union’s chairman as his term comes to an end and is one of its own kind which is graced by representation of the golfing fraternity from across the country.
KGU Chairman Anthony Muhoro stated “The KGU Chairman’s prize remains a premier golf event in the country and in our KGU calendar of activities. This year we have made it a three-day golfing extravaganza. We expect players from across the country like the Western, North Rift, Coast, Mt Kenya Region and Nairobi region.”
“On behalf of the Kenya Golf Union Executive Board and the entire golfing family, I wish to thank Sidian Bank for this great gesture. Looking at the greater golfing family, we urge all of us to continually support them in their business strategy so that we can mutually benefit as we take the game of golf to another level”.
“We also thank all other partners who have come on board to support this event – Netpaq Limited, Izon future systems Ltd, The Anchor Group of Companies (through their franchise Giraffe Ark Game Lodge), Prime Bank, Pewin Motors, amongst others,” added Muhoro.
Sidian Bank Managing Director Titus Karanja, said the bank will target to support golf entrepreneurship as it seeks to grow in the golfing sector through the golfing union.
There will be a pro-am on Thursday morning while in the afternoon the normal club-night for Railway Golf Club members will take place. On Friday, the day is open to all friends of the chairman and this will be followed by the open day on Saturday where golfers from across the country will participate where prizes have been set aside for each day.
The chairman’s price is expected to see 300 players participate over the course of the weekend as the Kenya Golf Union has got a membership of about 42 golf clubs affiliated to it.