Golf Golf

Its curtains for 2011 NIC Golf Series in Nyali


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 27- Curtains come down on the 2011 NIC Bank Golf Series with the final round set for the challenging 18-hole, par-71 championship course at the Nyali Golf and Country Club this weekend.

Over 160 golfers drawn from various golf clubs in the Coast including Malindi, Vipingo, Leisure Lodge and Mombasa are penned to tee-off in the series finale.

Action at Nyali will begin at 7.30am with the afternoon tee-off expected to start some minutes past midday in a course that will play long.

“We have received some rains recently and the course is in perfect condition and ready for Saturday’s event,” Nyali captain George Nesbitt said.

“The greens are looking good and the fairways well kept. Golfers can expect a very scenic view as they battle it out for top prize,” he added.

The captain avowed visiting players would enjoy the scenic settings and coastal breeze but not have an easy ride to the honours.

“Whilst we welcome the NIC staff and guests from Nairobi, we want to assure them the friendly nature will not be extended to the golf course.”

“Some of our top players, David Muli, former captain Gurbux Singh, Daniel Nduva and Terry Kaguta will not be taking prisoners,” he charged.

The series kicked off in June at the Eldoret Golf before moving to the Vet Lab Sports, Nanyuki Sports and Limuru Country clubs in July.

In August, Nyanza Club in Kisumu where golfers from Kakamega, Kisii, Kericho and Nandi Bears participated played host to the challenge.

Nakuru Golf and Kiambu were involved in September with Thika Sports hosting the series on October 8 in what was one of the biggest events with over 220 golfers taking part.

The NIC Bank Golf series has brought together nearly 2, 000 golfers drawn from 21 golf clubs across the country in the past five months in what has been exciting golfing experience.

“The NIC Bank Golf Series has been hugely successful with golfers across the country supporting the events,” NIC managing director, James Macharia expressed.

Announcing the firm would extend its sponsorship into next year, the managing director added, “Golf has given both NIC and the golfers a good platform to network and interact; the feedback we have received from golfers has been invaluable in terms of modelling our products.”