- Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director Jane Karuku reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting sports in the country, while noting the importance of the Safari Tour.
Total prize money for the fifth leg of the on-going Safari Tour golf series scheduled for this weekend at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course, has been increased to Sh3 million.
This follows a sponsorship boost of Sh1 million each from Barclays Bank of Kenya and Johnnie Walker, hence the top prize for the pro winner will now be Sh450,000 up from Sh150,000 in the first four legs.
Speaking while making the announcement, Kenya Open Golf Limited Chairman, Peter Kanyago, lauded both Barclays and Johnnie Walker for their support towards the sport in the country and specifically the Safari Tour which is aimed and helping local professionals prepare for international events such as the Kenya Open.
“We at the Kenya Open Golf Limited are delighted to receive this sponsorship and are grateful to both Barclays and Johnnie Walker for their continued support. With this significant increase in prize money we expect our professional golfers to up their game,” said Kanyago.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Barclays Bank of Kenya Managing Director, Jeremy Awori, said that the Bank’s partnership with KOGL in the Safari Tour is yet another opportunity to continue driving the development of golf in the country, even as we approach the 2019 Kenya Open tournament.
“Over the past nine years, we have walked hand-in-hand with KOGL in growing the profile of Kenya as a golfing destination and as we transit from Barclays to Absa, we have an even stronger resolve to be an active force for good in the societies where we operate in. We will therefore continue investing in such initiatives to enable Kenyans bring their possibilities to life,” Awori said.