Tannahill annual tournament cancelled

The annual Tannahill Shield golf tournament has been cancelled due to coronavvirus pandemic.

The tournament that was set to be hosted at the Ester Holiday at The Roya; Nairobi Golf Club.

In announcing the cancellation, club chairman Charles Omondi said the event, which was scheduled for next Friday, had attracted 10 teams.

“As it stands now, the 2020 Tannahill Shield stands cancelled for this year, unless the 10 teams feel that at a certain time during the year, they can spend a Friday afternoon and the weekend to play the Tannahill Shield,” said Omondi.

The Easter Tournament was inaugurated in 1924 by the late Arthur Tannahill who donated the trophy which the teams participating in the event compete for and hence the name Tannahill Shield.

The format of play is foursomes match play over 18 holes with each of the nine teams playing a round robin over three days running from Good Friday to Sunday with the winning team being awarded the coveted “Tannahill Shield” and last team being relegated

This year, the host Royal had sent invitations to the traditional eight golf clubs namely Karen – back from relegation – Muthaiga, Sigona, Vet Lab, Limuru, Railway, Mombasa and the Western Team. Windsor were relegated last year and would be out in the cold for one year.

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