Golf Golf

Njoro next stop for Malt carnival


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 3- The third event in the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival calendar tees off over the weekend at the 9-hole par-73 Njoro Country Club.

Players from Njoro, Nakuru, Nyahururu, Gilgil, Great Rift and Naivasha clubs are among the close to 100 golfers that will feature.

Njoro captain Peter Minjire confirmed the course is in perfect condition for the Saturday tournament.

“The persisting rains have ensured the course is replenished. However, the greens will be running fast and challenging too,” he added.

The morning tee off has been scheduled for 8am with the afternoon session expected to start slightly before 1pm.

“We do not anticipate rains during the day and therefore the games will not be interrupted,” Minjire assured.

Top contenders to watch in this round include the team of Fr. Augustine Kipkemei playing off handicap 19 and Fr. Peter Gitonga.

Another outstanding pair that has shown prowess in past tournaments is Njoro champion Alfred Nandwa of handicap 0 and Charles Angwenyi of handicap 20.

The venue is renowned for its wide fairways and numerous bunkers which the captain posited will be demanding for the participants.

“Golfers need to bring their best game. The challenging course is what makes playing at Njoro exciting,” he added.

The Tusker Malt Golf Carnival was launched in September and has so far been to Kenya Railways Golf Club and Machakos.

It is scheduled to take place at 11 other golf course in Kenya before moving to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in 2012.

Over 10, 000 golfers are expected to participate in the tournaments that will take place in 30 golf courses across East Africa.

This year’s carnival features the international format of play, the Four Ball Better Ball that encourages participation in pairs aimed at increasing teamwork while improving amateur golfing in Kenya.