NAIROBI, Kenya, August 27- Over 240 players are expected to feature at the second edition of the South African Golf Series on Saturday at Muthaiga Golf Club.
Members from both Muthaiga and Vet Lab Sports Club will vie for the twelve qualifying places available.
So far, 36 players from Windsor, Kenya Airforce, Kiambu, Karen, Golf Park, Nakuru, Nyahururu, Njoro and Naivasha have qualified for the National Finals to be played at Muthaiga in January.
The Series will then move to Eldoret on September 12 followed by Thika Sports Club and Nyali Golf Club on the subsequent weeks. Royal Nairobi’s qualifier has been shifted to October 10.
A large portion of the entry fee is passed onto the Golf Talent Foundation.
Three main prizes, one for each division are up for grabs, with the winners receive a five night golfing holiday in South Africa for two, at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in the Limpopo Province as well as the Fairmont Zimbali in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Over 1600 golfers participated and this year, the number of qualifiers from each event has been increased to 12.
Qualifiers will be drawn from three divisions, according to handicap with the top four in each division going through to the Finals which will be held in January 2010 at Muthaiga Golf Club.
So far the series has raised Sh1.125 million from all the 15 qualifying events
Some of the upcoming golfing events taking place in SA are, The Nedbank Golf Challenge in December, SA Golf Open the SA Women’s Open in March 2010.