Under wet, misty and cold conditions on Friday, 3 December 2021, at Sigona Golf Club, handicap 10 golfer, Hitul Lakhani carded six bogeys, two birdies and 10 pars to shoot 76 gross to win the Overall prize at the I&M Bank corporate golf day on 42 stableford points.
Lakhani was four shots better than the Men winner, Paresh Shah. Shah, playing off handicap 27 was on his own with 38 points, followed closely by Ashut Shah (18) on 37 points for runner-up. The third and fourth prizes for men was decided on countback. Five players shot 36 points – Savan Shah, Sunny Syan, P Kinyanjui, Hanif Tayebjee, James Mbuthia – with the latter two, Hanif Tayebjee (2) and James Mbuthia (16) taking third and fourth respectively.
The lady winner was Priscilla Karobia who shot 32 points, playing off handicap 21, one shot better than Aruna Shah (Handicap 30) and Lydia Mokaya (Handicap 21) scoring 31, who took the runner-up and third place prizes.
Hanif Tayebjee also won the men’s Longest Drive on hole 13 with Karen’s Rose Mambo taking the lady prize. Nearest the Pin on hole No 3, lady winner was Cathy Kimathi, also from Karen Club, with Royal Nairobi’s Ramesh Chudasama taking the men’s prize.
Corporate golf days are making a cautious comeback after the disruption of Covid-19 pandemic, much to the relief of the golf clubs in the country. The last I&M Bank Corporate golf day was held at Muthaiga in 2019. This year’s corporate golf day was powered by the newly launched Wealth Management Unit ran by I&M Capital, a subsidiary of the I&M Group PLC. The unit offers customized Investment Solutions, Asset Management, Retirement Income and Financial Planning and seeks to help clients diversify their assets in order to balance their financial risks.