Nairobi – The brand new Nairobi Junior Golf Tour is set to kick off at Thika Sports Club on Sunday.
More than 100 junior golfers signed up for the tournament hosted by US Kids Golf in partnership with the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) and NCBA Bank.
The tournament will feature boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18 competing in age-appropriate competitions.
The junior tournament aims to harness, nurture and develop the talents of young golfers across the country and will take place at several golf clubs in Nairobi.
NCBA Bank has sponsored the tournament with 2 million shillings which will go towards organizing the events and will run until January 2023.
Commenting on the tournament, NCBA Bank Head of Brands Jacque Muhati said the NCBA will be the title sponsor of the tournament as part of its continued efforts to promote the growth of the sport in Kenya.
“We are delighted to partner with the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) and US Kids Golf as sponsors of the 2022/23 Nairobi Local Tour. It is part of our long-term commitment to the growth and development of the golf game in Kenya that has great potential for growth,” Muhati said.
“We want to make sport more inclusive by involving young children in sport from an early age, as this will be an opportunity for young boys to learn more about sport and also help them to develop their skills in playing and competing regularly,” added Muhati.
“We have already partnered to support junior golfers in Kenya by sponsoring several tournaments as part of our NCBA Golf Amateur Series and so this is just a continuation of that commitment.”
So far, the 2022 NCBA Golf Series has featured two junior tournaments, with the first event taking place in Serena, Uganda, and Karen Country Club. The third junior competition will take place on December 15 and 16 at the Limuru Golf and Country Club.
Junior Golf Foundation Tournament Director James Ondigo expressed his gratitude to the NCBA for its support, noting that it will go a long way to elevating the status of junior golf in the country.
“The NCBA has once again proven to be a valuable partner when it comes to supporting the growth and development of junior golf in Kenya. We are delighted that once again the company has taken the lead. relay to support this tournament which we believe will go a long way in taking junior golf to the next level,” Ondigo said.
Tournament registration is open to children ages 5-18 via the website: www.uskidsgolf.com.