NAIROBI, Kenya, August 31 – Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort will this weekend play host to the Coast leg of the Natural Sweetness Golf series sponsored by Mumias Sugar Company with 12 places available for qualifiers.
Over 200 players are expected to tee up at the 36-hole golf resort as the hosts are joined by Mombasa Golf Club, Leisure Lodge and Nyali Golf and Country Club to select top amateurs who will compete with other qualifiers in the grand finale in November.
The stroke-play 18-hole event is open to all Confederation of Golf Unions (CONGU)-handicapped players in the following handicap categories: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25 and 26-36. Two players qualify from each handicap category.
The series has already been to various clubs including Kenya Railways Golf Club, Karen Country Club, Thika Sports Club, Limuru Country Club, Sigona Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Nakuru Golf Club, Kiambu Golf Club and Vetlab Sports Club.
Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Mumias Golf Club and Nyanza Golf Club will host over the next few weeks paving way for the grand finale at Limuru Country Club on November 2, 2012.
“It is a big honour for Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort to be hosting the Coastal golfing community in this important series. We are doing everything possible to make the event exciting and successful,” said Gail Conway, hospitality manager at the world class golf estate.
MSC Chief Executive, Peter Kebati, said the Coast leg is very important to the Natural Sweetness Golf Series and urged golfers to turn up in large numbers to enjoy the company’s hospitality.
“We have exciting arrangements for hospitality and have put together great prizes for the top performers at the weekend,” said Kebati.
Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing Pamela Lutta, said the series is part of the company’s efforts to involve over 30 clubs across the country.
Lutta said Mumias has been involved in golf sponsorships over the last 12 years in a bid to support and contribute to the growth of the game countrywide and are the sole sponsor of one of the country’s top professionals, Dismas Indiza, who hones his skills at Mumias Club.
The series which began in March brings together 34 different clubs with more than one club taking part in some of the tournaments.
“So far the series has gone well thanks to the Kenya Golf Union and various clubs who have made this possible,” said Lutta.
The series continue with events in Mumias (September 15), Royal Nairobi Golf Club (September 22) and Nyanza Golf Club (October 13) before the grand finale on November 2, 2012.