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Who We Are
A little history about us

This is, in a very condensed form, the history of the Kenya Golf Union and its objects. A separate booklet would be necessary to do justice to a full history since its foundation, but it is hoped that readers will find the facts now related of interest.

The first attempt to form a Golf Union in East Africa, similar to Golf Unions in the United Kingdom and other parts of the Commonwealth, took place at a meeting convened by the late Mr. A. C. Tannahill and held at Nairobi Golf Club [now Royal Nairobi Golf Club] on 7th July, 1923. There were 13 representatives present from Golf Clubs in Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda. The late Major J. D. Leonard took the Chair and the late Mr. A. C. Tannahill acted as Honorary Secretary. A formation committee was appointed and included in addition to the two names mentioned, the late W. T. Shapley and the late F. S. Dunn. It was finally decided to name the Union “The Golf Union of East Africa” and it is from this original venture that the present Kenya Golf Union owes its origin.

There are no records between 1924 and 1928, but by the latter year it is obvious that the Golf Union of East Africa had ceased to function on an East African basis and at a meeting of the Golf Captains who had taken part in the Nairobi Golf Club Easter Tournament, and held on 29th December 1928, the Kenya Golf Union was inaugurated. The first member clubs were Eldoret, Gilgil, Kiambu, Kitale, Nairobi and Muthaiga, a total of six. The membership of the Union today consists of 38 clubs and two societies.

A question often asked by golfers who are perhaps comparatively new recruits to the game is “What is the Kenya Golf Union and what does it do?” The answer to that question is very brief, the Kenya Golf Union is the banding together of golf clubs in Kenya in a Union, in order to control their affairs and to promote the interests of the game of golf. In other words, the Union is in effect the Golf Clubs.



board members


Kenya Golf Union Board Members


Anthony Murage

Anthony Murage

Chairman

Ben Omuodo

Ben Omuodo

Vice Chairman

Lucas Marang’a

Lucas Marang’a

Immediate Past Chairman

Vincent Wang’ombe

Vincent Wang’ombe

Hon. Secretary

Peter Kiguru

Peter Kiguru

Hon. Treasurer

Fr. Peter Kimani

Fr. Peter Kimani

Executive

George Gathu

George Gathu

Executive

Philip Ochola

Philip Ochola

Executive

Njani Ndiritu

Njani Ndiritu

Executive

Ndiga Kithae

Ndiga Kithae

Executive

William McTough

William McTough

Western Region Representative

Kenneth Bii

Kenneth Bii

Central Rift Representative

Gurbux Singh

Gurbux Singh

Coast Region representative

Benjamin Inoti

Benjamin Inoti

Mt.Kenya Representative

Moses Tanui

Moses Tanui

North Rift Representative



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about objective

Union’s Objectives

1. To advance, promote and safeguard the interests of the game of golf in Kenya under the Kenya Golf Federation.

2. To uphold and maintain the Rules of Golf and the Rules, Definitions and Interpretations of R&A Rules Limited, whose jurisdiction as the Ruling Authority in Golf is recognised by the Union.

3. To establish, develop, maintain and administer Kenya National Handicap System and Standard Scratch Scores which all affiliated clubs shall use and supervise the administration of the Kenya National Handicap System and control the observance of the fundamental principles and regulations of the system by all affiliated clubs.

4. To co-operate with the Kenya Golf Federation, Sports Kenya, the Sports Academy, the Kenya Ladies Golf Union, and with all such other national or international Unions, associations, societies or other bodies as may represent golf players or affect golf in Kenya or elsewhere.

5. To organise, control and manage, by way of delegation or otherwise, the Kenya Open Golf Championships, and to promote, sponsor, control and administer such other competitions, Tournaments and matches, and to such extent, as the Union shall determine.

6.To maintain and co-ordinate the dates of, and publish an annual calendar of Open and Amateur championships of its affiliated clubs and to arrange, in conjunction with the Kenya Golf Federation, other Unions and Associations, championships and specific matches of national and international character.

 
 
 



Course table



Course Rating & Rules School Calendar


Course RatingCourse Rating
Rules SchoolRules School
COURSEPROPOSED DATEStatus
Karen31st July 2018DONE
Sigona1st August 2018DONE
MuthaigaMonday March 18th 2019DONE
WindsorMonday April 8th 2019DONE
Royal Monday April 29th 2019DONE
LimuruMonday May 20th 2019DONE
KiambuMonday June 10th 2019DONE
Thika Sports ClubMonday July 1st 2019
Thika GreensMonday July 22nd 2019
Railway Monday August 12th 2019

VENUEDATE STATUS
Ruiru Sports Club17th May 2019
Great Rift Valley Resort28th June 2019
Karen Country Club19th July 2019
Nyali Golf club 26th July 2019
Railway Golf Club 16th August 2019
Royal Golf Club 20th September 2019
Karen Country Club(Level 2)2nd - 4th October
Limuru Country Club1st November 2019
Kakamega Golf Club22nd November 2019
Kiambu Golf Club8th December 2019