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300 golfers expected at Ruiru captain’s prize tourney



At least 300 golfers are expected to grace the par 72 course, drawn from clubs across the country in what will be the biggest sporting event this weekend to be held at Thika road based outfit .

Multi-Choice Kenya has come in as the title sponsor for the event, bringing in over a dozen of top prizes which will be up for grabs on the day.

Speaking during the media announcement on the sponsorship on Tuesday, Multi Choice Kenya General Manager Simon Kariithi said: “We are excited to be the title sponsors of this tournament, sports is an integral part of our society and we are delighted to support this event.”

Other sponsors include Occidental Insurance, Oxygene Marketing and Communications, the Public relations firm, paint manufacture Crownpaints, milk producer Fresha, design and printing outfit Magfre and TEK  Productions- a video and photography house among others.

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The event is in honour of Peter Mwaura, the golf captain to mark the end of one year at the helm of the fast growing club.

Among the tens of prizes set aside for the day, golfers will be fighting out for a fully paid trip for 2 to Mauritius for a hole in one at the famous Hole 3, special prizes for media personalities, Juniors, Pros, Detour members, the Clergy, guests from neighboring and reciprocating clubs, former golf captains and sponsors during the 12 hours’ golf action.

The golf captain said it’s all systems go for the weekend showdown.

“The course is in good shape and the greens are freshly cut for an amazing experience. We are looking forward to hosting arguably one of the biggest golf tourneys in the country,” said Mr. Mwaura. “We will be celebrating what has been quite a successful year for the club.”

Last weekend, the Club launched a course irrigation project which is expected to be finalized within 8 months, drastically transforming the 18-hole course in readiness for hosting major local and international tournaments.

Home golfers to watch out includes recent winners Ezekiel Mucina, Henry Mwaura, Samuel Njinu, Teresia Wainaina and Judy Nyambura. A number of local pros are expected to participate at the event as well as top ranked amateurs and some of the country’s top juniors.

Some of the media personalities expected to tee off on Saturday morning includes; Nation Media Group’s Henry Owour and Mac Otani, Star’s Samson Ateka and the seasoned Media Max’s star Tony Kwalanda and Tony Timase, Emoo FM’s Kiplagat Kwambai among others.

The tournament will be played in a stable ford format with the first flight set for 6:45 am while the last tee off will be 1:30 PM.