Tannahill Golf tourney adds junior category


Tanahill Shield host venue, Royal Nairobi Golf Club club house. PHOTO/Royal Nairobi
Tanahill Shield host venue, Royal Nairobi Golf Club club house. PHOTO/Royal Nairobi

Tannahill Golf champions Royal Nairobi Golf Club have included two junior players in their final 10-man amateur team ahead of the 92nd annual tournament set to take place this Easter Weekend.

The duo, Joshua Ichangi and Kimutai Kimosop will represent the defending champions in the junior category set to kick off on Wednesday.

According to Royal captain Peter Seren, this edition is unique due to the inclusion of the junior category.

“This year’s Tannahill Shield has given all golf clubs an opportunity to showcase their talent right from the junior team before the main event culminates over the weekend. We have done that so that we can give equal opportunities to our local golfers to compete amongst themselves and improve the standards of golfing in the country,” said Seren.

Royal Vice Chairman, Zakayo Karimi, was optimistic that his side will retain the highly contested Shield while calling on more teams to give young golfers opportunities to showcase their talents.

“The role that Royal plays is crucial towards nurturing raw and young talented golfers; we have various programs that support the promotion of golf.

“I would point it out that Kenya number one golfer; Kenneth Bolo is one product of our system. We not only focusing in promotion of compatible golf but also in promoting youth talents so that our younger players can shine and sharpen their talents,” Karimi said.

The oldest tournament will this year bring together the best amateur players from nine clubs from Nairobi, Western, Mombasa provinces to compete for the Shield.

Muthaiga, Karen Country, Sigona, Limuru Country, Railway, Vet Lab and hosts Royal are among the participating clubs.

In the junior amateur category, Briber School will battle it out with Muthaiga, Sigona, Vet Lab and Royal Nairobi Golf club.

Report by Raymond Ochieng

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