In Summary
  • In the guests category, L. Muturi beat S. Atsiaya and E. Nduati on count back with 37 points to claim the first prize, while Pauline Kamuti clinched the ladies first prize with a score of 36 points, winning ahead of Jennifer Ngure on 31.
  • Leading the diaspora golfers was the long hitting Chilungamo Chimwanza with 28 points. Chamwanza also won the men’s longest drive after hitting a massive 338 yards drive at the 18th.

Former Machakos Golf captain Club Larry Wambua, currently the Nairobi County Government Executive in charge of environment, is the ‘’2019 King Of The Course’’ golf champion.
Playing off handicap eight, Wambua beat club chairman Swarn Singh on count back with an impressive 39 points to emerge the overall winner of the ICEA Lion Group sponsored tournament, where in addition to the King of The Course trophy, he also went home with a beautiful Taylor-Made golf bag.

It was his first major victory at Machakos and elsewhere in the country after over two years.

“I actually was not sure of playing well because I have been very busy at work with little time to play golf.

I just came to see how the course was but after posting 18 points in the first nine, I realized my golf was still as good," said Wambua, who three putted the sixth and dropped two more shots at the seventh and eighth, having started with a bogey at the par five-first.

David Wakhu follows the progress of his tee shot during King of the Course tournament on January 5, 2018 at Machakos Golf Club. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

David Wakhu follows the progress of his tee shot during the King of the Course tournament on January 5, 2018 at Machakos Golf Club. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Wambua concluded the front nine with a birdie, before dropping two shots at the 12th and 15th holes.

It was however a birdie at the 18th for 21 points, which saw him beat the handicap 16 Swarn Singh on count back.

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