PREPARATIONS BEGIN

This year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open dates released

The hugely successful event, organised by U.COM Event GmbH, made its debut in the country last year and it is the only professional women’s golf tournament in East Africa,

In Summary

•The event brings together golfers from all over the world  to take on the challenging par-72 course. 

•Broadcast live across the globe to millions of viewers, 2019’s event showcased Kenya as a unique golfing and holiday destination and elevated the country as a viable player on the world’s sporting stage.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with Germany’s Esther Henseleit at the 2019 Magical Kenya Ladies Open
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with Germany’s Esther Henseleit at the 2019 Magical Kenya Ladies Open
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This year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open will take place from November 12-15 at Vipingo Ridge’s Baobab Course—the only PGA accredited golf course on the African continent.

The hugely successful event, organised by U.COM Event GmbH, made its debut in the country last year and it is the only professional women’s golf tournament in East Africa, offering players the opportunity to visit Kenya on the Ladies European Tour.

The event brings together golfers from all over the world  to take on the challenging par-72 course. Last year’s winner is Esther Henseleit from Germany will be seeking to go a notch higher after beating 3-day frontrunner Julia Engström in the final round.

 

Speaking at last year’s prize-giving ceremony, Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, spoke of the great potential Vipingo Ridge has to host more global tournaments and how she hoped the Magical Kenya Ladies Open would motivate young girls in the game of golf and sports in general.

Ahead of the inaugural tournament, Sports, Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addressed the professionals in a statement that mirrored the First Lady’s sentiments.

“lt is our hope and expectation that your participation will inspire other women to take up the sport and awaken their potential to play professionally. We warmly welcome all the players to Kenya and wish everyone a rewarding experience in our magical country.”

Broadcast live across the globe to millions of viewers, 2019’s event showcased Kenya as a unique golfing and holiday destination and elevated the country as a viable player on the world’s sporting stage.