•The NCBA Golf Series aims to create a platform for amateur golfers to showcase their talent and provide a pathway to the professional ranks.
•The best player will be announced in December and will represent Kenya in the Magical Open tournament in 2024.
NCBA has injected Sh5 million into the 2023 Kenya Amateur Golf Championships.
The NCBA Golf Series aims to create a platform for amateur golfers to showcase their talent and provide a pathway to the professional ranks.
“At NCBA, we recognize the importance of sports development in our society, and we are committed to supporting initiatives that promote growth and development in this area," said NCBA Group managing director John Gachora.
"We are excited to partner with Kenya Golf Union in this endeavour and our sponsorship of the 2023 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship events is part of our commitment to supporting the growth of the sport and the players who participate in it."
Gachora was speaking during the signing of the partnership with KRU.
The NCBA Golf Series now includes the amateur competition with a finale in December, Mugs and Club Nites, juniors tourney and now the Elite-Amateur category.
He added: “This brings the total events annually to 60 across the East Africa Region and an investment of close to Sh60m with a diverse list of participants (both male and female).
KGU Chairman, Njiani Ndiritu welcomed the partnership and noted the importance of private-sector support in promoting golf development in the country.
“We are grateful for NCBA's support, which will go a long way in professionalizing golf in Kenya. We believe that through this partnership, we will be able to nurture talent and grow the sport to greater heights."
The best player will be announced in December and will represent Kenya in the Magical Open tournament in 2024.