NAIROBI, March 27 – Royal Golf Club retained the annual Tannahill Shield tournament for a third year in a row as the annual Easter tourney concluded on Sunday.
Royal, the overnight leaders, garnered 53 points to beat eight other participating clubs by a massive 15 points, the biggest margin in the past 10 years.
Although it was tough playing in the scorching heat the defending champions held on well when they really needed to.
“It’s great to retain the cup especially in such tough weather conditions. I’m really proud of the team and how they conducted themselves, they stood up to the challenge and we’ve come out on top.”
“We had extensively prepared for this year’s tournament so as to retain the Tannahill Shield as we celebrate our 91st edition,” captain Royal Nairobi Golf Club Peter Serem, noted.
Limuru and Vetlab golf clubs took the second position in the main tournament on 38 points apiece while Railways Golf Club came home third on 33 points.
Mombasa finished bottom of the pile but escaped relegation at the expense of Western Kenya, who were dropped as they did finish second last on the leader board on points.
This allows for Windsor Golf Club to come back to the tournament after a year out of contention.
The Tannahill Golf Tournament is unique since its played teams instead of individuals, where amateur golfers from various clubs showcase their golfing skills while enjoying the company of other competing golfers.
The winner is determined through a scoring system, where teams earn two points for a win, one point for a draw and no point for a loss.
Besides the main tournament, other activities that preceded the event were Inaugural Junior Easter Tournament, Foursomes Easter Tournament and Longest drive competition.