The much anticipate event on the African regional golf calendar KCB Karen Masters, tees off in 7 days at Karen Country Club.
KCB Karen Masters has grown into leaps since its inception three years ago. The third edition will present a perfect case for Kenyan golfers to shine at the Sunshine tour event.
Kenya hopes lies in the likes of Dismas Indiza who won the final round of KCB Road to the Masters at Royal Golf Club on 15th June, ever rising PGK Captain CJ Wangai, Erick Ooko, Nelson Mudanyi, Greg Snow among others.
KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi said the tournament is informed by the need to continually support the expansion of sport tourism in East Africa, one of the fastest growing sectors in the East Africa tourism industry.
“The tournament has grown in its stature, and we are delighted to welcome top class golfers our country as we continue to redefine the golfing experience in the region” said Angela.
All the events logistics and planning are complete and the leading lender institution will present a magnificent golf event that tees off on Wednesday 26th 2019. 30 local amateurs who won the KCB road to the Masters will be paired with world’s best golfers at the Pro-Am tournament.
KCB Bank Kenya, the sponsor, has put aside a total of KShs.70 million with KShs. 15 million set aside as prize money and other amounts going towards organization and promotion of the event.The tournament will run from will bring together 152 Pros and 4 amateurs for four days of superb golf action. Of these, 100 Pros will fly in from the Sunshine Tour to join 47 local and regional golf professionals.
The Bank’s continued backing by the Sunshine Tour, one of the world’s major golf Tours, has raised the profile of the tournament, exposing pros and amateurs to the allure of playing at such a world class event and effectively growing golf on the African Continent.
The event is a culmination of the KCB Road to the Masters, a KCB- sponsored five-leg series that has generated 30 amateur winners (six from each round) who will play at the Pro-am. The five events were held in Nyali, Sigona, Thika, Nakuru and Royal Golf club on 15th June 2019.
There will be entertainment at the village from top Djs, Nyanshinski, Nai Boy, Nadia Mukami, and Heavy K from South Africa from Friday- Sunday.
KCB has invited partners including Standard Group, Johnnie Walker, Coca Cola, DT Dobie to enhance the experience at the event for the thousands of golf fans expected to grace the event.
Entry at the event will be Kshs 1500 for a season ticket and 500 daily.