By Fred Maingi
The late President Mwai Kibaki family have lauded Kenya Golf Union-(KGU) for honoring their late father.
Led by prominent politician cum eldest son Jimmy and sister Judy Kibaki, the duo urged KGU to elevate the tournament to be an annual event.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony held at Muthaiga Golf club on Sunday night, the duo thanked the entire golfing fraternity for organizing the three days colourful tournament .
Muthaiga Golf club emerged winners of the inaugural Patrons Cup amid thunderous cheers.
“To us, Muthaiga Golf club is our second home. This venue was our fathers main club. He was consistent and we feel this tournament should be held annually. We also wish to have a permanent monument to be build here in honour of our late father in his remembrance “she said.
” I wish, she added, to thank the entire Golfing fraternity led by KGU chairman Jani Nderitu, for organising this event that was quite successful, we are proud of your good organisation”.
She further lauded legendary Moses Tanui for his sacrifice in promoting Golf in the country by donating the main trophy.
“We console Tanui for the misfortune that befell on Eldoret Golf club that was burnt down. Karen club had the same misfortune some times back but that is now behind us, let’s focus on building the game” she quipped.
The KGU chairman however lauded the Kenya junior golfers for their sterling performance in Egypt where they finished behind Morocco and South Africa.
He attributed their great success due to good preparations and discipline.
“We need more ladies in our Golf teams. I’m proud of Eldoret Golf club that has introduced more ladies in their team. We want to make it mandatory for each club to field a lady in their teams.” Nderitu observed.
He said plans are underway to introduce a University Golf tournament adding that Kenya has been picked to host a level 3 rules training owing to their recent win in the Victoria Cup against stubborn Uganda.