Upstart and aspiring Lady Golfers will this Saturday join Kenya’s professional Golfer Kopan Timbe for an open golf training session to be held on a Nine Hole Thika Barracks Golf Course.
The event dubbed ‘Golf Outing’ where ladies meet at the Golf Driving range for a fun day, will be seeking to give morale to women in the country an opportunity to join Golf.
The club boasts of Sgt. Valine Akoth Ouma who will be inspiring other women golfers to join the top league of women golfers.
Under the umbrella of The Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association (KDFGA), Captained by Major Jerim Korosso, Green Keeper Ssgt. Peter Munguti assisted by Spr. Abraham Lokatam have given the nod for the training for the women. Others are Lt. Col. Andrew Kapkomoi, who serves as Thika Barracks Golf Club, Chairman, Ssgt. Theo Mauta and Maj. David Ng’ang’a the TBGC Golf Captain.
Timbe, who started his golfing career in 2001, has been instrumental in nurturing young golfers said their aim is to spread the gospel of the game.
“This is the opportunity for women to take up the sport starting from Thika Barracks. We want the public to believe that golf is not an expensive sport as it is perceived. We have to promote the sport by all means, which is a game of networking,” said Timbe.
With registration fee set at Kshs 1,000, the organizers are targeting Ladies who live in the Barracks and around the areas of Makongeni, Kivulini, and Landless.
Thika Barracks Golf Club boasts of young golfers like Willy Musili, Rogers Ratemo, Collins Okun and Allan Wafula who have the potential of turning into Pros and Representing TBGC in wider events.
The KDFGA is chaired by Brig. James Githaga, deputized by Col. Joe Muracia.
The Kenya Air Force Golf Club is chaired by Col. Oscar Muleyi deputized by Ltc Col Dr. Kimuyu, Captained by Mr. Jacob Chacha, with Ms. Sophie Njuguna as the Lady Captain.
Kenyan professional Golfer Kevin Mabele is the KDF Pro