NAIROBI, Kenya, December 8- Over 100 golfers will converge at the 11-hole par 70 Nyanza Country Club on Saturday for the sixth leg of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival- the penultimate tournament of the 2011 calendar.
The huge field of golfers have been drawn from host Nyanza, Kisii, Kericho, Mumias and Kakamega and will be battling for top spot in the scenic lakeside region.
Club Captain Tobias See says in spite of the heavy rains that have been experienced lately, the course is in good condition.
“We do not expect flooding and even though the course is wet, it is manageable all the same. Golfers will be playing fairly long and we are positive it will be an exciting tournament,” he said.
He however, remained cautions that the slippery course might pose a challenge to the high handicapped golfers.
“We expect they might be thrown out of their element given the slippery and wet course but the low handicapped golfers are sure to manage just fine,” he added.
Morning action begins at 7am and the afternoon tee off is scheduled for 1.30pm.
“We intend to begin very early because of the huge field of golfers. Nyanza Country Club is 11-hole and with so many players the earlier we start the earlier we can finish,” the captain explained.
He tipped home golfers for glory charging, “I have absolute confidence in Nyanza Club and I feel that players from Kakamega, Kericho, Mumias and Kisii will be in for a treat from handicap 6 golfer Peter Owino and J. C. Lee of handicap 22 who will pair up with me.”
Nyanza Country Club is located near the shores of Lake Victoria, something the Captain says adds to the golfing experience.
The 2011 calendar closes at Limuru Golf Club on December 17.