David Ndolo @PeopleSports11
Focused leadership coupled with continued support by all stakeholders have enabled golf to realise tremendous growth in the country, says former President Mwai Kibaki.
As patron of the Kenya Golf Union (KGU), the former Head of State noted that efforts by the golf fraternity have resulted in an increased interest and growth of the sport besides boosting the game’s reputation in the country.
In his remarks during the KGU 90th anniversary celebrations at Muthaiga Golf Club at the weekend, the former President noted that the union, formed in 1928, has effectively played its role in bringing together golf clubs for a common course of promoting the game in the country.“In the last 90 years, I note with satisfaction, golfing in Kenya has grown tremendously.
As a result, the uptake of golf as a sport has recorded remarkable progress. At the same time, professional standards of golfing in Kenya have improved apace and so have golfing facilities,” he said.
The former President added that the resolve by the union to champion the game of golf have made Kenya a preferred golfing destination globally.
Meanwhile, youthful Lucas Maranga is the new KGU chairman after being endorsed by Limuru Country Club. He takes over from Kitale-based Richard Wanjala whose one year term ended over the weekend.
Anthony Murage from Karen Country club was nominated as the vice chairman replacing Maranga who was elevated to chair the union.
Other newly-nominated officials include Ben Omuodo (secretary) and Peter Kiguru (treasurer). Ndiga Kithae, Vincent Wang’ombe, George Gathu, Philip Ochola, Njani Ndiritu, and Peter Kimani Ndung’u were nominated as executive officials.