• Dasani Golf Gala to cool Thika this weekend

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Jun 03, 2011-

200 golfers will this weekend converge at the Thika Sports Club for the seventh event of the Dasani Golf Gala. Member hosts with those of the sister clubs Ruiru and Makuyu will compete for three qualification slots to the Grand Finale.

According to Thika Sports Club captain Edward Ndungu, the oversubscribed event where  three clubs are playing, will tee off very early in the morning. “Over 200 golfers have registered for the event and so we have to start early. It’s going to be a very exciting affair and although the course will be somewhat challenging, golfers can be sure they will have fun.”

Among the favourites will be veterans Joe Thiga, JM Thairo and Mugo Kirika. Ndungu added that the teams formed as soon as the Dasani Gala event was announced are very well prepared. “We have some very interesting four balls and I am sure my teams will carry the day and indeed win the trip to Atlanta at the Grand Finale. We are well prepared and I can assure you that the course will be very interesting.”

The captain who plays off handicap 11 will play in the company of handicap 27 Margret Waweru, S.G Njuguna handicap 15 and J.N Waweru who plays off handicap 13. They play at 11 in the morning.

Coca-Cola Country Manager Peter Njonjo said that the Gala in its 7th leg is doing well owing to the rave reviews the event is getting. “Many golfers are excited about Dasani Golf Gala. We have large turnouts wherever we go and I’d encourage more golfers to join,” he said. 

The gala has visited Kiambu, Limuru, Vetlab, Machakos, Sigona and the Kenyan Home of golf Muthaiga where teams that have qualified to the Grand Finale are gearing up towards winning the Gala.

From Thika the gala will move to the prestigious Windsor Hotel and Golf Resort which is reputed to be one of the toughest golf courses in Africa. At stake will be four qualification slots to the Grand Finale. Last year's winner from windsor was nine year old Maria Vergos.

 

 

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