Golf Golf

Rookie Muchigi sips Malt Golf victory


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 21- Rookie Joseph Muchigi from Kiambu Golf Club teamed up well with Limuru’s Peter Wainaina to win the fourth leg of Tusker Malt Golf Carnival held at the 9-hole Kiambu Golf Club over the weekend.

Playing off 28 and 21 the pair managed 20 points on the first nine and 27 on the second for an impressive team score of 47, in the tournament that attracted over 100 players from host Kiambu, Ndumberi and Muthaiga golf clubs among others.

Muchigi, who has only been playing for 11 months, posted 15 on the first and 26 on the second for an individual score of 41 while his partner contributed 17, 14 for 31 total.

“I started playing in January and coming into the challenge I had no partner. Wainaina and I decided to team up and the results were amazing!” said the retired accountant.

He attributed their success to team effort and a winning attitude. “The new format of play was quite interesting and we felt prepared. In the end our combined effort paid off,” he adds.

Coming in second was the team of handicap 7 golfer John Ndegwa and Ken Mwaura of handicap 21 who scored 23 and 24 for the same tally but lost on count back.

Paul Kaumbutho (handicap 13) and Daniel Njenga (handicap 23) who posted 25 and 22 also for 47 finished third on count back.

The team of Peter Karanja and Joseph Kimani edged out that of Peter Gathimba and John Ngure to settle at fourth place with a score of 20 and 25 for 45.

Gathimba and Ngure managed 21 and 24 for 45 to beat the ladies team of June Waweru and Njoki Nderitu who played 24 on the first nine and dropped to 21 on the second for the same score.

The guest winner title went to Edward Mwangi (handicap 22) who fired 17 in the first nine and 23 in the second for a cumulative score of 40.

The Tusker Malt Golf Carnival has so far been to the Railway Golf Club, Machakos Golf Club and Njoro.

The carnival is scheduled to visit 30 golf clubs and engage some 10, 000 golfers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in a regional tour aimed at promoting bonding and friendship, the brand value of Tusker Malt.

It now heads to the scenic Great Rift with Eldoret Golf Club scheduled to host the fifth leg to take place on December 3 where Kitale and Nandi Bears will lock horns.