•The two events are expected to provide the young players with a platform to refine their skills and enhance their competitiveness.
•According to the organisers, this weekend’s events will offer the junior golfers a chance to qualify for international tournaments organised by U.S. Kids Golf.
Over 200 junior golfers converge at Karen and Muthaiga this weekend for the ongoing U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour.
Karen will host the event on Saturday while Muthaiga will be the next stop on Sunday.
The two events are expected to provide the young players with a platform to refine their skills and enhance their competitiveness.
The two events will feature junior golfers aged between five and 18 years old, enabling them to showcase their abilities and compete in age-appropriate competitions against their peers.
The Karen event had initially been scheduled for March this year but had to be postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The two events this weekend follows the recently concluded Thika Sports Club edition held on May 7. The Thika edition attracted an impressive participation of 145 junior golfers.
Commenting on the tournaments, NCBA Group director of marketing Nelly Wainaina expressed her delight in supporting the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour.
“NCBA Bank is delighted to support the Junior Golf Foundation and the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour as part of our unwavering commitment to junior golf development. We have witnessed the remarkable rise of junior golfers in recent times, and we are honoured to contribute to their journey. Our aim is to cultivate their talent and help them unlock their full potential,” she said.
She added: “Junior golfers have been on the rise, and we are proud to witness their remarkable achievements. Just this past weekend, we saw junior golfer Chanelle Wangari display her exceptional skills by securing second place in the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) Stroke Play Amateur Championship at Muthaiga, a tournament that we were privileged to sponsor. These achievements inspire us to continue supporting and nurturing young talent."
According to the organisers, this weekend’s events will offer the junior golfers a chance to qualify for international tournaments organised by U.S. Kids Golf.
By earning points for Priority Status, participants can pave their way to events such as the Regional Invitational and the U.S. Kids Golf Regional Championship, scheduled to take place later this year.