Nairobi (Kenya) – March 6, 2015 – Muthaiga Golf Club will again be the host for Africa biggest corporate amateur Tournament: The Kenya Golf Trophy. This tournament, held last October for the 3rd time, attracted 200 golfers, 30 sponsors and US $ 35.000 worth of prizes. It was won with 41 stableford points by Dr. Noah Winja, playing off handicap 9.
Dr. Winja’s name has been engraved as the 3rd winner on the large Chrystal Trophy, which has now become synonymous with this prestigious golf tournament. This year the Kenya Golf Trophy will be held on Friday the 13th of November 2015 at the Home of Golf in Kenya, Muthaiga Golf Club and now in its fourth year is growing bigger and better every time.
Etihad Airways will be the main prize sponsor for the 4th time and has confirmed its sponsorship by generously donating 4 tickets to any of its 63 destinations worldwide: 2 business class tickets for the winner and 2 economy tickets for the runner-up.
Last year there were 30 travel related prizes, generously donated by hotels, restaurants and airlines and it seems that this year even more prizes will be up for grabs for the golfers.
The Junior Golf Foundation will be supported by inviting the 4 best juniors in the order of merit, a charity hole-in-one shoot out over the lake at hole 13, as well as an auction.
All proceeds will go to the JGF, which purpose is to promote junior golf participation and competition for boys and girls from the ages of five to eighteen.
The tournament is open to any golfer with valid handicaps: Handicap 28 and below for men and 36 and below for ladies.
Kenya’s image as a Golf Destination will be propelled further as this international golf tournament is promoted to golfers to all 2296 IAGTO’s (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) members worldwide.
Visiting golfers from abroad will get the opportunity to play the week before the tournament at 4 different championship golf courses in Nairobi, of which the final day will be at Muthaiga Golf Club. With a choice of 2 hotels, attractive packages will include the new Royal Orchid Azure Hotel in Westlands and the 5 star Tribe Hotel at Village Market. The visiting golfers will get a chance to sample the best of Kenya’s golf circuit, mingling the last day with the Who is Who of the Kenyan society.
Golf Tourism is a huge market with an estimated 80 million golfers worldwide, who play on some 40,000 courses across the globe. Golf events are said to be worth around $2 billion a year and the golf tourism market more than $1 billion. Kenya won IAGTO’s prestigious Best Undiscovered Golf Destination for the year 2009 Award and has all the ingredients to become a major player in this huge market. “With over 40 golf courses, Kenya has some of the best golf facilities in Africa and we should all work together promoting Kenya as Golf Destination and get a sizeable market share in this gargantuan market.” said Tobs Cohen, the organizer of the Kenya Golf Trophy.
Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events, has been promoting Kenya as a Golf Destination since 1991.