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Ruiru hosts Chairman’s Prize Tournament 

Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed (Centre) is the overall winner of this year’s Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize Tournament of golf held at the Club on Saturday, March 19, 2017 with handicap of 21and playing a score of 40 points in the category of handicap 0-12. He receives the Chairman’s trophy from the Chairman, Ruiru Sports Club Fr. Wilfred Mwaura (Right) assisted by another club Official/Member. Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed was also awarded with a golf carrying bag. The Chairman’s Prize Tournament is one of the major annual events in the club’s calendar that ends this month.  A total of 169 golfers from the club participated in the tournament. Photo by Kibet Cheptumo/KNA




Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed (Centre) is the overall winner of this year’s Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize Tournament of golf held at the Club on Saturday, March 19, 2017 with handicap of 21and playing a score of 40 points in the category of handicap 0-12. He receives the Chairman’s trophy from the Chairman, Ruiru Sports Club Fr John Mwaura (Right) assisted by another club Official/Member. Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed was also awarded with a golf carrying bag. The Chairman’s Prize Tournament is one of the major annual events in the club’s calendar that ends this month.  A total of 189 golfers from the club participated in the tournament. Photo by Kibet Cheptumo/KNA

Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed (Centre) is the overall winner of this year’s Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize Tournament of golf held at the Club on Saturday, March 19, 2017 with handicap of 21and playing a score of 40 points in the category of handicap 0-12. He receives the Chairman’s trophy from the Chairman, Ruiru Sports Club Fr Wilfred Mwaura (Right) assisted by another club Official/Member. Brig. (Rtd) Mohammed was also awarded with a golf carrying bag. The Chairman’s Prize Tournament is one of the major annual events in the club’s calendar that ends this month. A total of 169 golfers from the club participated in the tournament. Photo by Kibet Cheptumo/KNA

This year’s Ruiru Sports Club (RSC) Chairman’s Golf Prize Tournament attracted 169 golfers drawn from different regions who participated in honour of the club’s Chairman Father Wilfred Mwaura.

 
The one day tournament was held last Saturday amidst harsh hot and dry weather conditions as the golfers negotiated the course with their caddies.

 Brigadier Mohamed was crowned the winner of the Chairman’s Prize Trophy with PN Kaitara and Stanley Mugwe finishing second and third respectively.
 

 This year’s tournament attracted a number of sponsors such as Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) who in one accord promised to continue supporting golf tournaments not only in Ruiru but also in other golf courses.

Ruiru Sports Club (RSC) Chairman and golfer, Father Wilfred Mwaura expressed optimism and passion for golf and urged all Kenyans to take part in golf saying it is a game for all in the society irrespective of their status.

“Golf is such an amazing and interesting sport and a game for all irrespective of one’s financial or educational status and many people now play it unlike before,” said Mwaura.

 Mwaura also urged Kenyans to join the club without considering their age or gender so much in order to reap maximum benefits attached to the sport such as fitness and well being.
 
A veteran RSC member and golfer Mahesh Patel who also participated in the one day tournament, echoed Mwaura’s sentiments, saying that all Kenyans throughout the country should embrace the sport forthwith owing to its immense benefits.

The Chairman’s Prize Tournament was started in 1922 and was then referred to as The President’s Prize.

RSC Retired Trustee Major (Rtd) Hezron Murunga said RSC membership has grown tremendously overtime, and currently stands at 600 members.

A golf player is expected to hit balls into a series of holes in a course in as few strokes as possible. Regular golf courses consists of 18 holes but 9 holes are common and can be played twice for a full round of 128.

Golf is a rather unique sport. When one begins golf he is referred to as an amateur with a designation handicap. Normally men will begin at the lowest level handicap 28 while women at handicap 36.

These levels of handicap continue dropping as one advances in golf professionally until it reaches zero. 

 

By Gworo Alice

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