One hundred and fifty (150) budding golfers are expected to take part in the fourth leg of the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour which will be held this Saturday, March 25th at the Karen Country Club.
The Tour is jointly organized by the U.S. Kids Golf and the Junior Golf Foundation Kenya, and sponsored by NCBA Bank as part of its commitment to supporting junior golf development in the region.
The tournament will feature junior golfers aged between 5 and 18 years old who will get an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against their peers in an age-appropriate competition.
Speaking ahead of the tournament, Nelly Wainaina, NCBA’s Group Director of Marketing and Communication, expressed her excitement about the partnership and highlighted the importance of supporting junior tournaments.
“At NCBA Bank, we are committed to supporting the development of junior golf in the region, and we believe that this partnership with U.S. Kids Golf and JGF will go a long way in nurturing young talent. By giving these junior golfers a chance to play and compete at an early age we aim to help them become better professionals and future stars of the sport in the country. We are looking forward to a successful event and wish all the participants the best of luck,” she said.
On her part, Junior Golf Foundation President Regina Gachora said: “We are excited to partner with NCBA Bank once again for the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Local Tour. This event provides a great opportunity for junior golfers to hone their skills and showcase their talent. We believe that this event will go a long way in promoting junior golf development in the region.”
The event will provide the junior players with an opportunity to qualify for U.S. Kids Golf international tournaments by earning points for Priority Status. The junior golfers will also be looking to qualify for events such as Regional Invitational and the U.S Kids Golf Regional Championship to be held later on in the year.
The event follows the first three legs held at VetLab Sports Club on 12th February, Karen Country Club on 18th February, and the Royal Nairobi Golf Club that was held on 5th March. Following the Karen event, the tour will then move to Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club on 2nd April for the 5th edition.