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Kenya Railways, the first stop for NCBA golf series

Kenya Railways golf club will host the opening leg of the 2024 NCBA Golf Series that was officially launched on Thursday at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

This will be the 4th year running for the golf series that cuts across the East Africa that includes Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda in solidifying the position as a premier golfing event in the region.

The series, comprising 23 legs, will tee off with the first leg set this Saturday at the Kenya Railway Golf Club before traversing various clubs in Kenya and beyond by growing the golfing talent.

In addition to the amateur qualifier events, and in a move to support the development of junior golf, NCBA Group in partnership with Kenya’s Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), will host three junior tournaments in Nakuru Golf Club, Nanyuki Sports Club, and Western. These events will take place a day after the qualifiers at the respective clubs, providing a platform for young talent to showcase their skills and passion for the sport.

The bank’s Managing Director John Gachora said that the golf Series is a significant milestone to the sport of golf and its development in East Africa, aiming to inspire passion, foster talent, and strengthen bonds across borders, ultimately contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the golfing community.

“We continue to expand its regional reach, we recognize the pivotal role that initiatives, not only uniting individuals and communities, but also contributing to the socio-economic advancement of East Africa. We are therefore delighted to announce that this year, we have expanded the series to cover Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda,” said Gachora.

The Kenya Golf Union chairman Phillip Ocholla said: “As a union we are delighted in collaborating to share the commitment of nurturing golfing talent and promoting the sport’s growth across Kenya and beyond. The series provides an excellent platform for amateur golfers to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level, further solidifying Kenya’s position as a leading golfing destination in the region. We look forward to a successful and thrilling tournament series ahead.”

The tournament schedule for the 2024 NCBA Golf Series is as follows:

  1. Kenya Railway Golf Club (2nd March)
  2. Nakuru Golf Club (23rd March)
  3. Sean Cliff Golf Course (28th March)
  4. Eldoret Sports Club (6th April)
  5. Ruiru Sports Club (20th April)
  6. Thika Sports Club (4th May)
  7. Rwanda (4th May)
  8. Moi Airbase Eastleigh (11th May)
  9. Uganda Golf Club (8th June)
  10. Karen Country Club (15th June)
  11. Rwanda (15th June)
  12. Kili Golf Club (Tanzania)
  13. Sigona Golf Club (13th July)
  14. Rwanda (13th July)
  15. Jinja Golf Club, Uganda (3rd August)
  16. Limuru Country Club (10th August)
  17. Vetlab Sports Club (24th August)
  18. Nanyuki Sports Club (31st August)
  19. Gymkhana Golf Club, Tanzania (21st September)
  20. Royal Nairobi Golf Club (28th September)
  21. Entebbe Club, Uganda (5th October)
  22. Nyali Golf & Country Club (12th October)
  23. Great Rift Valley Lodge (26th October)
  24. Grand Finale, Muthaiga Golf Club (29th November)
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