ROAD TO GLENEAGLES

Pros to grace Johnnie Walker Classic Series

In Summary

• Among those expected to call the shots in the series are Dismas Indiza, Greg Snow, David Wakhu, Jacob Olello, Mathew Omondi, Edwin Mudanyi and Nelson Simwa.

• The series will consist of 18 qualification rounds across participating clubs where 216 golfers will qualify to play in the latter stages of the event.

Dismas Indiza in a past action
Dismas Indiza in a past action
Image: COURTESY

Over 30 professionals are set to make a comeback to the Johnnie Walker Classic golf series which tees off with the Vet Lab Sports Club round on November 20.

Among those expected to call the shots in the series are Dismas Indiza, Greg Snow, David Wakhu, Jacob Okello, Mathew Omondi, Edwin Mudanyi and Nelson Simwa.

The pros have previously participated in the series with Indiza among the past winners. CJ Wangai, the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) captain said the pros will play two rounds on Fridays and Saturdays when they join amateurs in the Pro-Am.

The series, dubbed “Road to Gleneagles”, will traverse 20 golf clubs across the country culminating in the grand finale in May 2022.

The tournament will take a stableford, fourball format with the top three teams at every event qualifying to play in the latter stages of the tournament, where the overall winning team will win an all-paid trip to the iconic Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland.

The series will consist of 18 qualification rounds across participating clubs where 216 golfers will qualify to play in the latter stages of the event.

This will then be followed by a semi-final round (Eagle Round) to reduce the field to 25 teams — or 100 players — for the grand finale.

Additionally, the series will for the first time incorporate professional golfers as the organisers seek to give the players the much-needed exposure in the lead-up to the main events — the Magical Kenya Open and the Kenya Savannah Classic.

Thika Greens Golf Club will host the second round of the series on November 27.