Nairobi, 4th August 2022 – Winners from the preliminary rounds of the inaugural Safaricom Golf Tour golfers will take to the course in the tournament’s grand finale this Saturday at the Vipingo Ridge PGA Golf Club in Kilifi County.

Elizabeth Njau was among the last competitors to book a slot in the final after winning last weekend’s 14th leg of the tour at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

Kelvin Kiplenge (overall winner – Nakuru) tees off during the seventh leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour at Nakuru Golf Club

“I am really excited about what our Golf Tour has been able to achieve. Through the spirit of Tuinuane, our series has been able to discover, nurture, lift and expose new talent from across the country. From what I have seen through our junior tournaments, I am confident that we have a great future as a golfing nation. I also believe that our finals at Vipingo Ridge will offer our finalists a great experience as they take to the course,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom.

Cyprian Bundi (overall winner – Nanyuki) tees off during the first leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour at Nanyuki Sports Club

Since its launch, the series has drawn a total of over 9,000 participants who have taken part in various tournaments, junior clinics and outreach programmes. The Safaricom Golf Tour has been held in 14 golf courses across the country, namely: Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, Eldoret, Karen, Nyali, Kericho, Kitale, Nakuru, Kenya Airforce, Vetlab and Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

“I am proud to say that the introduction of the Safaricom Golf Tour has been a blessing to many, especially the young people who have been passionate about the sport but lacked opportunity and access. The tour has exposed many talents like me and many others. The tournament at my home club in Nakuru was the most historical in my ten-year golfing career. It was the first time I scored an eagle, which contributed to my victory. I have been practising regularly for the finals, and I hope to bring victory home,” said Kelvin Kiplenge, winner of the Nakuru tournament.

Leo Gitoga (overall winner – Limuru) tees off during the second leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour at Limuru Country Club

The junior tournament winners will have a chance to attend a 3-day elite camp later in the year. Junior Golf Foundation will conduct the Training in partnership with the US Kids Golf Foundation.

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