Jason Day joined several marquee players who will not participate when golf returns to the Olympics in August for the first time in 112 years.
The Nairobi City County governor unveiled the Golf Tour tournament which will include; Junior tournament, The Caddies classic, the professionals tournament and amateur challenge.
Frenchman Edouard Dubois and Kenyan amateur Patrick Nduati won the 2016 Pro-Am golf tournament at par 72 Karen Country Club. The duo fired an impressive score of nine-under par 63 to secure Euros 600 (Sh67, 800) prize money in the four ball stableford contest.
National team player Kenneth Bollo at the weekend broke the jinx to win his maiden Sigona Bowl title at the par 72 course after a nerve cracking sudden death play-off against home player Sujan Shah on the 18th hole.It was a bright start for the player who finished a close second at last season’s Golfer Of The Year (GOTY) standings, given that Sigona Bowl is the season opener, the first event in the Goty series.
Vet Lab Sports Club’s Mike Kisia recovered from a double bogey with two holes to go, to build a narrow one shot lead during the opening round of the 54-hole Sigona Bowl golf championship at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course on Saturday. Kisia took off well enroute to a level par front nine that included a birdie at the par five-fourth hole before dropping a shot at the seventh hole.
Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi completed a five under par total of 211 gross to emerge the best in the two-day 54-hole Africa Amateur Strokeplay Championship qualifying round at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course on Tuesday. The handicap one, who has been in a tremendous form over the past couple of months, shot two under par 70 in yesterday’s final round of the Kenya Golf Union -organised qualifier to beat Royal Nairobi’s Kenneth Bollo by eight shots.
Outspoken top amateur golfer Robinson Owiti has taken issue with Kenya Golf Union (KGU) and reported them to the Sports Tribunal for suspending him from the national team for a year for raising pertinent issues against the union. Owiti a former national team captain had questioned the criteria the union used in picking the national team, arguing that the Golfer Of The Year (GOTY) series was the best way of picking the best amateurs to represent the country at the national level instead of a single qualifying event.
Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Kenneth Bollo is this year’s winner of the prestigious Uhuru Shield title after recovering in the final round to beat his closest opponent Jay Sandhu by five shots at the par 72 Royal Club. The international player playing off scratch made amends to his poor strat in the competition to rule the roost after 54-holes, posting a total of 221 (75, 74, 72) and in the process picked crucial 24 points towards the Golfer Of The Year (GOTY) rankings.