The Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Nyali Golf Club this weekend for the 8th leg of the series

The Safaricom Golf Tour heads to Nyali Golf Club in Mombasa County this weekend for the 8th leg of the series.

The Nyali tournament comes a week after the seventh leg of the tour held at Karen Country Club last week, which saw Don Riaroh, 70, and Muriithi Gatu, 9, named winners of the corporate and junior tournaments respectively.

The weekend tournament also marks the first Safaricom Golf Tour to be held in the coastal region. The event attracted a group of 220 senior golfers and over 50 juniors, from all six coastal counties including Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Tana River and Taita Taveta.

The corporate tournament is scheduled for Saturday while the juniors will hit the course on Sunday alongside the golf clinic at the same facility.

The Safaricom Golf Tour has so far passed through seven locations across the country, namely: Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, Eldoret and Karen, attracting over 4,200 golfers who have taken part in tournaments, junior clinics and awareness programs.

“As we enter the second half of our inaugural golf tour, we remain optimistic about the impact it will have. We have reached nearly 3,000 young people through clinics, junior tournaments and outreach programs and we look forward to interacting with more young people on the coast this weekend,” said Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.

After the Nyali tournament, six more stages will take place before the series culminates in a grand final at Vipingo Ridge in County Kilifi in August.

Safaricom has also partnered with the Junior Golf Foundation to continue to harness and educate young talent in the sport. Juniors can register with the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) for KES 1,000 and have access to any golf club in the country.

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