- The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) presented a Sh2 million cheque to the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman Charan Thethy at Muthaiga Golf Club.
Kenyan professional golfers on Tuesday received a major boost in their campaign to prepare for this year’s Barclays Kenya Open golf championship set for March 22 to 25 at Muthaiga Golf Club.
The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) presented a Sh2 million cheque to the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman Charan Thethy at Muthaiga Golf Club.
The money will be used to meet the expenses of two South African professionals who will be coming to Kenya to help the local pros prepare for the Open. Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago said the board is committed towards improving golf standards in the country.
“We remain deeply committed to ensure that the sport of golf grows, not just among the professional players, but also among the junior players,” he said.
He said the training was specialised one ahead of the open and, as part of the preparations the local pros have been having through the golf series.
“As part of the partnership, we are sponsoring the two professionals from South Africa, who in any case had been engaged by the PGK to train the local professionals ahead of this year’s Kenya Open. In addition, there will also be a trainer to help our local Pros work on the nutrition and mental part of the game,” said Kanyago.
This year, Kenya will have 22 pros though Kanyago said more may join through the Open pre-qualifying events on March 18 and 19 which will be open to players different parts of the world including some of the locals who would have made it through the on going series.