Golfers Tirus Githaika, Thama George Thama, Francis Muthamia, and James Gitonga at Nyali Golf in Mombasa. PHOTO:JANE MWANZA,KTMN

Country Club Captain Dinesh Sasan trounced more than 200 golfers to emerge the overall winner of the 2023 Sunset Golfing Society golf tournament played on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the club’s par 71 course in Mombasa County.

 The tournament attracted 220 golfers who came from various clubs including the home Club, Seafront Mombasa Golf Club, Leisure Golf Club in Kwale, Vipingo Ridge Course in Kilifi County, and Malindi Golf Club among other clubs countrywide.

While playing off handicap 14, Captain Sasan carded 41 stable Ford points from 20 and 21 points in both the fore and back nines to claim the much-converted title.

Sasan was later crowned winner during prize giving ceremony led by  Sunset Golfing  Chairman Eden Odhiambo who also nicknamed him “Okello”, following his excellent performance in the tournament.

The Club Captain thanked the Sunset for holding the event at the Club and players for attending in large numbers despite the heavy rains that swept Mombasa and almost disrupted the tournament

He further appreciated the Club’s trainer William Kaguta gave him some mentorship which shaped his golfing skills to win the day’s tourney.

The day-long 10 holes stable ford tournament was jointly sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Real Falcon Tyson, Liberty Insurance, AAR, and Tourism fund.

Mombasa Golf Club’s handicap 3 Henry Kamau was the gross winner of the day after carding a four over par 75 gross.

The Sunset Men Winner on 40 points was handicap 18 Ken Ndede, five points ahead of handicap 8 Gad Opiyo who was the runners up while handicap 11 Bethwel Ogwayo settled for the third slot with a score of 34 points.

Taking the Sunset Division Four men winner’s prize on 42 points was handicap Gordon Oburu.

The Sunset Lady winner handicap 36 Jaon Kanjenjo who returned a score of 39 points while handicap 30 Elizabeth Akinyi with 39 points and handicap 43 Lydia Celestine with 37 points were the runners-up and Division four Sunset Lady winners respectively.

Golfers Tirus Githaiga, Mary Marida, Hilda Mugure, and Paul Munyao on Suterday at Nyali Golf in Mombasa. PHOTO: JANE MWANZA,KTMN 

The Nyali men’s winner prize went to handicap 27 Dan Mugambi who won with a score of 39 points while handicap 23 Edwin Kiptoo carded a countback score of 38 points after tying on the same points with third-placed handicap 26 Shafiq Makrani.

Anne Cherop playing off handicap 35 won the Nyali lady’s prize after returning 39 points, beating handicap 21 Lydia Mokaya to the runners-up slot by a single shot difference.

The day’s best score of 43 points was brought by handicap 26 Aydan Jamal who went home with the Junior prize while the Best Senior of the day with a score of 38 points was handicap 21 Jones Ndombi.

Robert Muhita playing off handicap 39 won the best high handicapper’s Men prize after carding 40 points and the same for Lady was claimed by handicap 39 Lynette Oketch with her 41 points.

Nathan Ngweno was the longest drive men winner while Alyssa Jamal won the same for the lady and   Joseph Lutta’s shot that landed two feet away from the 18th hole, won him the nearest to the pin prize.

Sunset Golfing Society Chairman Eden Odhiambo and his Captain Felix Ochieng uttered the Society formed 27 years ago by people from the Nyanza region aims at fostering unity, networking, and promoting Charity work for the less fortunate in the society.

They applauded Nyali Golf and Country Club for hosting this year’s successful event and promised to be back next year with a big bang.

They also announced that the next event will be held in September at Royal Nairobi golf club while the grand finale dubbed “Festivals” to be staged in December at the Nyanza Golf Club.

By IAN BYRON

Managing Editor, Writer and Political Affairs Enthusiast

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