May 2021

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Protocols for resumption of golf tournaments

25th May 2021

Golf Protocols

Golf competitions will only be allowed under strict adherence of the
guidelines below;
Medical Examination
 All golf clubs Must ensure that they conduct temperature screening and any person displaying high temperature must not be allowed into the premises. Any persons attending with any suspected COVID-19 symptoms should be handled as prescribed in the Ministry of Health guidelines.
 Golf clubs are encouraged to arrange for COVID-19 testing for their golfers, members of staff and Caddies.
 All teams (Players and support teams) representing the Country must undergo testing and will have to submit a vaccination confirmation.
 Maintain a daily record of people entering the premises. This will assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing in the event that there is need to do so.

Club events and local tournaments
 Encourage use of the HowDidIDo application for booking and for those that don’t, must be registered on arrival at the club.
 Ensure to communicate to your members on the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health. Signs and messages that create awareness on combating the spread of COVID-19 should be posted at highly visible stations, entrances, exits and notice boards.
 All members of staff must have their face masks on while working.
 Golf clubs are encouraged to conduct their prize presentation outdoors and/or using online platforms to avoid congregation at the club house
 Spectators will not be allowed.
 Golf clubs Must ensure handwashing facilities and alcohol-based hand sanitizers are readily available for all.
 Identify and appoint COVID-19 Champions who will be responsible for responses on venue preparedness and related actions.
 Ensure to clean and disinfect the frequently touched surfaces such as handrails, gates, and toilet doors.
 Golf clubs are encouraged to link themselves to a nearby health facility for ease of referral in case of emergency.
 All golfers are discouraged from using the changing rooms. Sauna and steam rooms are not permitted.
 Golf clubs should identify a safe place in their premises for isolation of an individual should they become unwell.
 Golfers Must observe proper personal hygiene; handshakes, high-fives & hugging are not allowed.
 Maintain a safe club environment by applying a documented cleaning regime

 Golf clubs must limit the number of golfers using the practice facilities on the golf premises to avoid congregation.
 Coaches must maintain a minimum number of trainees per session.
 Each trainee Must carry their own equipment.
 Ensure that practice equipment is disinfected before, during and after the sessions.
 Retain records of golfers attending the training.

International Events.
 The Kenya Golf Union will send team(s) for international event(s) only after consideration of the COVID -19 safety protocols put in place by the host country.
 All participants will be vaccinated and the coaches will keep the records of all the documents.
 During training camps, KGU shall organize for health checks. Testing will be conducted before participants enter the camp and there will be subsequent daily checks.
 When hosting, KGU will ensure to conform to the MOH’s guidelines on the Sports Bubble Protocol.
The Union will ensure there is provision for medical services i.e. medical practitioners and well manned and equipped ambulances.


Following a notice sent out on 7th May 2021, the Kenya Golf Union will hold its Annual General Meeting on 28th March 2021 at Muthaiga Golf Club.


  1. To approve the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 21st August 2020
  2. To receive the Chairman’s Report.
  3. To receive the Honorary Treasurer Report and Statement of Accounts and to consider and decide on any action to be taken on the financial affairs of the Union.
  4. To elect office bearers and members of the Executive Committee for the following year,
    a) Chairman
    b) Vice Chairman
    c) Honorary Secretary
    d) Honorary Treasurer
    e) Six members to serve on the Executive Committee
    The following have been duly nominated:
  5. -Peter Kiguru Chairman Nominated by Sigona Golf Club
    – George Gathu Vice-Chairman Nominated by Kenya Airforce
    – Njani Ndiritu Hon. Treasurer Nominated by Vet Lab Sports Club
    – Philip Ochola Hon. Secretary Nominated by Muthaiga Golf Club
    EXECUTIVES -Chris Kinuthia Nominated by Thika Sports Club, Chris Muchugu Nominated by Njoro Country Club, Collins Ojiambo Nominated by Karen Country Club, David Ndungu Nominated by Limuru Golf and Country Club, Joe Kehara Nominated by Kenya Railway Golf Club, Karugu Macharia Nominated by Windsor Golf and Country Club, Martin Nyaga Nominated by Kiambu Golf Club, Peter Kimani Nominated by Ruiru Sports Club, Taufiq Balala Nominated by Nyali Golf and Country Club.
  6. To consider and decide upon any special business of which notice has been circulated under article 10.5

Rules School Level 1 Training – 25th June 2021

The Kenya Golf Union will be hosting the Level 1 Rules School on 25th June 2021 via Zoom.

The Kenya Golf Union which is mandated to promote and advance the game of golf in the country has seen it fit to ensure that all golfers have the knowledge of the rules of golf and has over the years carried out this trainings.

Level 1 training equips a golfer with knowledge of the most commonly occurring Rules and this helps them enjoy the games, enables one to navigate around the course more easily, and might even save one precious stroke or two every now and then.

Registration for the training is on going.

Resumption of Caddies


This is a follow up to our letter of 1* May 202t. We have, in consultation with the Ministry of Health, reviewed the use of caddie services as an integral part of the game of golf and in the spirit of allowing the
caddies a livelihood .

Golfers who wish to use the services of caddies on the golf course will therefore be allowed to resume, but on the following conditions:

  1. All Clubs are encouraged to arrange for the testing of the caddies for COVID-1-9
  2. All Clubs must provide hand sanitizers at the starters huts for use by both the players and the
  3. All players must provide their caddies with a little bottle of hand sanitizer for continuous use during
    the round
  4. Caddies will be allowed the use golf trollies, and must not carry golf bags on their person
    Kindly abide by the rules set by the Union and the Ministry of Sports