KCB has supported the Kenya Ladies Open Golf Union Amateur Tournament scheduled for this weekend at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club.
Saturday’s action will see over 100 lady golfers from Nairobi and its environs take on the 18-hole course as KCB continues with its efforts to enhance the sport in the country.
Through the KCB East Africa Golf Tour, the bank has reached over 1, 300 participants and over 600 juniors and ladies who take part in the clinics that runs concurrently with the golf series.
KCB Group Director Marketing and Communication Rosalind Gichuru said: “We have always been passionate about women. Through our golf series, we are excited to reach budding lady golfers who have shown dedication and a strong determination to improve their skills. For this reason, we have made a commitment to incorporate ladies only tournaments in our tour. The Royal Nairobi Golf Club event is the second event we are hosting following the successful Vetlab edition. We will also be hosting another one at Sigona.”
The series has traversed Kakamega, Kisumu, Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, and Uasin Gishu counties where 10 teams have booked a slot in the upcoming grand finale Pro-Am event slated for November this year at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi.
Outside Kenya, Burundi has also held its leg while Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda are still yet to host their tournaments in the 8-month long series that has so far enhanced the sport giving an opportunity to women and juniors to participate in various tournaments.
Unlike the previous legs, we will not be having teams qualifying for the grand finale on Saturday. However, there will be a ladies’ and juniors’ clinic on Sunday as the bank continues with its efforts to support the next generation of golfers.
“Golf has been a sport that has largely been dominated by men. We are happy because KCB is continuously demystifying that perception through the opportunities granted to women and juniors to participate in the series. We urge other corporate entities to do the same so that we can build the next generation of golfers who will compete at global events,” said tournament convener Rita Waruinge.
The Tour will then head to the Great Rift Valley Lodge on September 2nd for its 12th leg.