Nairobi News


Inaugural Ruiru Open Championship 2023 to be held this weekend

The Kenya Golf Union (KGU) in partnership with NCBA will this weekend host the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships at the prestigious Ruiru Sports Club.

The tournament promises to be an exhilarating event, showcasing the best talent in the sport and offering exciting cash prizes to the winners.

102 players will be teeing it up at the Inaugural Ruiru Open Championship at the par73 Ruiru Sports Club.

Present will be the recently crowned winners of the Africa Region IV championship; Dennis Maara, Michael Karanga, John Lejirma and Elvis Muigua who won last weekend at Addis Ababa Golf Club, Ethiopia. Other notable golfers include veteran Bernard Omondi and Lady junior golfer Channele Wangari.

The players will be battling it out for the initial title of the championship and also the Sh400,000 purse sponsored jointly by NCBA Bank, Ruby Granite and J-Wines.

As a staunch supporter of sports development in Kenya, NCBA is proud to partner with KGU for this prestigious event.

The bank has long recognized the importance of promoting and nurturing talent across various disciplines, and this collaboration reaffirms their commitment to the growth of golf in the country.

Through this partnership, NCBA will award the winners of the KGU Golf Tournament with substantial cash prizes, encouraging them to continue pursuing excellence in the sport.

“We are delighted to be part of the KGU Golf Tournament and contribute to the development of golf in Kenya. This tournament presents an opportunity to showcase the immense talent in our country and motivate aspiring golfers to reach new heights. We are committed to supporting initiatives that foster sportsmanship, healthy competition, and community engagement.”  said Nelly Wainaina, Group Director, Marketing, Communications & Citizenship, NCBA Group.

The KAGC Series has become a celebrated fixture in the Kenyan golfing calendar, attracting elite golfers from across the country.

With its long-standing tradition and reputation for excellence, the tournament serves as a platform to promote the sport of golf while fostering camaraderie among players of all skill levels.

The tournament qualifies for World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) Ranking points and Club of The Year Trophy (COTY).