Kenyan professional golfers will this weekend play for a Ksh 1 Million prize kitty in the first leg of the Safari Tour golf series which is set to tee off this weekend at the Nyali Golf & Country Club in Mombasa.
The Nyali event will feature leading Kenyan professionals including Dismas Indiza, Jacob Okello, Riz Charania, Simon Ngige, Justus Madoya, Nelson Mudanyi and Jeff Kubwa. The Professionals will join amateur golfers tomorrow in a Pro-Am which will also be attended by Mombasa Governor HE Hassan Joho before starting the Tour proper on Sunday 19th August through to Wednesday 22nd August. The professional winner will take home approximately Sh180,000.
Speaking ahead of the Nyali leg, Kenya Open Golf Limited Chairman, Mr. Peter Kanyago reiterated that KOGL was committed towards ensuring that the local pros get the best preparation possible ahead of the 2019 Kenya Open.
At the Kenya Open Golf Limited, we have always been keen on ensuring that our local pros are best prepared to take on the Kenya Open. With the stakes higher at the 2019 Kenya Open, we decided to start preparations for our pros early on, and thus the Safari Tour. We hope that this tour will enhance our professional players skills well enough to challenge for the win next year, he said.
Professional Golfers of Kenya Chairman Mr. Charan Thethy lauded KOGL for putting the Safari Tour and added that it will go a long way to prepare the professionals ahead of the 2019 Kenya Open.
On behalf of the PGK, I want to congratulate and thank KOGL for putting together this series. We are confident that it will go a long way in adequately preparing our pros to take on the 2019 Kenya Open championship.
Today, the professional golfers will conduct a free golf clinic for Junior golfers at the Nyali Golf and Country Club.