When did you last play golf? Or when was your last time to be the captain of a golf club especially Kitale?
Then if you have, Kitale golf club is a place to be this Saturday. The event is meant to recognize many captains in the country who have served and disappear unnoticed after their term elapses as one of the respected golf players in each club. They are never recognized or retire unnoticed.
But Kitale club will this Saturday honoring golf Captains who have served the Trans Nzoia based golf club in the past years in the inaugural Former Captains Golf Day.
Stephen Malakwen, one of the lucky Captains who served the club for two consecutive years of 2015 and 2016 said the event is like a council of elders in golf who have the mandate to guide future captains and nurture budding golfers.
He said the event, which has never happened in the country, is to remember all captains ‘and it is the only one in the country.’
“We have had many captains in this club and we have to remember them in a better way. With this, we bring together former captains together, nurture upcoming ones and shape the level of golf,” said Malakwen.
He added that they want to make the event an annual tournament and provide advice to others.
“We are like the council of Elders where we are mandated to advice majority of golfers. They are people who have experience in managing golf for a long time and it is their time to play golf of its kind,” added Malakwen.
Tomorrow – Former Captains Golf Day – 8.00 F. Gitau, K. Matonya, R. Kiptum, H. Ndegwa;8.10 E. Sorobea, J. Rutto, P. Shiharsy, S. Shah;8.20 F. Shiyukah, E. Mwei, J. Thuo, E. Goes;8.30 P. Shah, P. Mutisya, E. Weche, H. Rutenbar;8.40 K. Kariuki, M. Arusei, M. Kiplimo, C. Chesire;8.50 S. Malakwen, J. Kisuna, Z. Nderitu, R. Kae;9.00 P. Kae, D. Saisi, J. Chemogos, P. Kisuna9.10 N. Iyadi, N. Kirior, R. Nilson, J. Chesang9.20 P. Tomno, KK1, A. Lubano, J. Weche;9.30 KK2, Mulei, B. Cheruiyot, Z. Rutto;9.40 D. Okoth, KK3, D. Plapan, J. Shah;9.50 H. Rotich, KK4, D. Kangonga, M. Njuguna;10.00 R. Kitur, Dr.Rutto, KK5, C. Dale;10.10 J. Nzomo, KK6 A. Saif, Z. Kittony; 10.20 R. Kaei, KK7, KK8 ANO