KCB has put Kshs. 5 million into this year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open golf tournament. The four-day event will take place at the 18-hole PGA Baobab Course, Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County from February 2-5th, 2023. 

The tournament has attracted 96 professional lady golfers from all over the world including defending champion German International, Esther Henseleit. 

KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications Rosalind Gichuru said: “At the heart of our community engagement is sports sponsorship as it not only builds the careers of sportsmen and women but also a driver of our socio-economic wellbeing. 

The Magical Kenya Ladies Open is a good platform for our Kenyan golfers to participate in international competitions which thus puts Kenya on the global map as a sports powerhouse.”  

“We are glad to note that the number of local players has increased to five this year, and look forward to cheering them on in the coming week.” She added.

The Kenyan lady golfers who will be participating in this year’s edition include Naomi Wafula, Mercy Nyanchama, Nancy Wairimu, Chanelle Wangari and Jacquelyne Walters in the inaugural showpiece in the series of 39 events on the Ladies European Tour Calendar of 2023.

On his part, U.COM Event Managing Director Dirk Glittenberg said: 

“We are grateful for KCB Bank’s support for the upcoming 2023 Magical Kenya Ladies Open. Their dedication to promoting sports in Kenya is truly admirable and we are honored to have them as a sponsor.” 

“We appreciate their invaluable contributions to the success of this tournament. The 2023 Magical Kenya Ladies Open promises to be an exciting and thrilling event, featuring some of the world’s top female golfers competing for the coveted trophy. Fans can expect to see top-notch golfing action, beautiful scenery, and a great atmosphere. We invite all golf enthusiasts to come and join us at the tournament, cheer on your favorite players and be a part of this unforgettable event. It’s truly a magical experience not to be missed.”

Apart from the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, KCB Bank will be supporting the Safari Tour golf series with a KES 1 Million sponsorship, towards the last two legs set for Karen Country Club and Muthaiga Golf Club, on the 4th – 8th and 18th – 22nd of February, respectively.

The Safari Tour is a regional professional golf series aimed at preparing players for the Magical Kenya Open, which will take place on 9th – 12th March 2023.

In addition, KCB Bank will also be supporting the Corporate Citizens of Africa (CCA) Sustainability Golf tournament, which will be held at the Muthaiga Golf Club on 30th January – 3rd February 2023.

The tournament is aimed at driving corporate sustainability across Africa, and will involve a variety of activities, including a Caddies’ welfare day, culminating with a corporate golf tournament on Friday the 3rd 2023.  

“Our involvement in these two events underlines our commitment to support the sport of golf in the country. On one hand, we have the Safari Tour which prepares our pro golfers for the Magical Kenya Open, and on the other, the CCA Sustainability Golf Tournament, which aligns with our Sustainability agenda and our commitment to building a brand that is not only focused on profits but on customers and the communities we serve.” said Mrs. Gichuru.