Johnnie Walker Classic Golf Series is back!

  • November 18, 2021
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The high stakes 20 –round Johnnie Walker Classic golf series will commence this week at Vetlab Sports Club with the winning pair earning an all-paid trip to the iconic Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland.

The series dubbed “Road to Gleneagles” will traverse 20 golf clubs across the country culminating in the grand finale which will be played in May 2022.

The series, to be played in stableford format, will consist of 18 qualification rounds across participating clubs where 216 golfers will qualify.  This will be followed by a semi-final round (Eagle Round) to reduce the field to 25 teams – or 100 players – for the Grand Finale.

Additionally, the series will incorporate professional golfers for the first time in the competition to provide them with the much needed match practice ahead of the Magical Kenya Open Euro Tour round.  

L-R : CJ Wangai, Captain Professional Golfers of Kenya, Peter Kiguru, Chairman Kenya Golf Union, George Kingóri Captain Vetlab SC and Nick Mutinda EABL Head of Reserve Brands during the launch of the Johnnie Walker Classic Golf Series

Speaking during the launch of the series, KBL Managing Director John Musunga said the tournament is part of the company’s commitment towards supporting golf development in the country.

“We shall also seek to use this competition to promote golf tourism in the country to ensure we steer it to the next level. The status of golf in Kenya has been on an upward trajectory and continues to show that it has the potential to become a hugely popular sport as more and more people continue to embrace it. We therefore hope that through this circuit, we shall contribute towards the development of the sport by encouraging more people to participate in it.”

The competition is open to Kenya residents aged 25 years and above. To enter, applicants will be required to register through an online registration form that will made available on participating clubs websites.

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