Golf Golf

Champs on show as Dasani rolls to Eldoret


NAIROBI, Kenya, August 11- The nine-hole Eldoret Golf Club will this weekend host the 15th round of the Dasani Golf Series with golfers from the region, Kitale and Nandi Bears taking part.

Defending Gala national champions, the team of Willy Samoei, Michael Rotich, Ahmed Ferej and Tim Alala, all of Eldoret Golf Club are the team to watch.

Last year, they represented the country at the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola at the Fancourt Golf Resort in George, South Africa.

To make it to Atlanta, Georgia as the 2011 Champions, the Samoei, Rotich, Ferej and Alala team will have to dig deep at the qualification round at Eldoret and then brave the tough conditions expected at the Karen Country Club during the Grand Finale.

Host club captain Joseph Waweru said players will not be faced by a wet course despite the heavy rains that have pounded the area in the past few weeks.

“Our course is designed in such a way that it does not easily flood. The water is controlled and golfers should expect an exciting time,” he said.

“River Sosian brings in water from the highlands and since it meanders through the golf club, cutting across several holes, it is both a source of great beauty but also a source for concern in extremely wet and rainy conditions.”

Eldoret are anticipating 120 golfers to take part where Waweru will lead the team of Kamau Watunu, Geoffrey Kitiwa and George Njoroge.

The first team is expected to tee off at 8am to finish at slightly after 10.30am while the afternoon session will begin a little after 11am and end at 5.30pm.

After Eldoret, the Gala will visit Nyanza Club and then Kisii Club on the same weekend before culminating at the Grand Finale at Karen.