Golf Golf

Asia legs added to KQ Golf Series


NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8- Two of the 35 tournaments at this year’s continental KQ Golf Safari Series will be played outside Africa.

Bangkok, Thailand and Guangzhou, China will host the two overseas legs of the series that tees off this weekend at the Limuru Golf Club in an event that is spread across 17 countries.

“We will play two tournaments in Asia and we hope to expand the series in the future to more countries such as Dubai that has good golf facilities,” Kenya Airways Area Manager, Nita Nagi, told reporters on Thursday.

Apart from Kenya, the series that attracted 1000 golfers last year, will also tour Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote de Ivoire, Senegal, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

Organisers are expecting more professionals to tee off as compared to last year as the sponsors announced 16 competitions will be staged in Kenya alone to arouse the interest of the sport in the country.

Local tournaments will be staged under the auspices of Kenya Golf Union where KQ presented Sh500,000 to the Kenya Golf Foundation for development of the game.

Winners in all the rounds will converge in Nairobi for the Grand Finale in February next year where the company’s clients will also get the chance to field against the top performers from the various destinations.

– Jack Mwiti