- The 11-month-long series, comprising a 24-leg amateur series is expected to grace twenty counties in Kenya.
- This year the tour is expected to feature 3000 golfers, 1000 juniors and 500 ladies.
KCB Bank has put in Sh65 million towards the second edition of the East Africa golf tour series that kicks off this weekend at the Mombasa Golf Club.
The 11-month-long series, comprising a 24-leg amateur series is expected to grace twenty counties in Kenya.
The tour will also traverse Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The Kenyan legs of the tour will see action head to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kakamega, Nakuru, Limuru, Nyanza, Machakos, Thika, Ruiru Sports Club, Kericho, Nyeri, Railway, Nandi Bears, Great Rift Valley, Sigona, Kitale, Kisii, Leisure, Vipingo Ridge and Malindi Golf Club.
The December grand finale will see 168 golfers from across the region grace the amateur tournament compared to last year’s 116 players who headlined the event.
In last year’s edition, the tourney reached over 1500 participants and over 800 juniors and ladies in the clinics that ran concurrently with the series.
This year the tour is expected to feature 3000 golfers, 1000 juniors and 500 ladies.
“Our objective is to do our part in expanding the sport and giving an opportunity to budding golfers to hone their skills," Rosalind Gichuru, KCB Group Director of Marketing and Communications said during the launch.
Over the past decade, KCB has spent over Sh400 million in golf sponsorships with a robust aim of building the sport to an elite level and creating a pool of talent that can compete in local, and regional tournaments.
“Over and above the amazing golf courses we will visit, we are also ensuring that we take care of our environment which is facing insurmountable threats from the effects of climate change," Gichuru said.