Handicap 19 golfer Dominic Maina Chege over the weekend beat a big field of 181 golfers at the par 72 Thika Sports Club course to claim the overall prize in the second leg of the 2019 Crown Paints golf series.
Enroute to his victory, Chege beat Luke Wanjohi on countback having made eight pars against Wanjohi’s five pars for 41 points made up of 22 and 19 points.
Crown Paints Group CEO Mr Rakesh Rao taking a putt on one of the greens at Thika Sports Club
Crown Paints Sales Executive Magdalyne Karani presents the Guest Runners Up prize to Joseph Kamiri
Wanjohi, who had posted 23 and 18, was eventually awarded the men’s first prize. Kimani Guchu finished second in the men’s category with 40 points, while in the ladies section, Agnes Kuria carded 35 points for a narrow one point victory against S.M. Patel.
Leading the big number of guests was Tom Simba, who carded 37 points to win by one point from Joseph Kamiri. The two nines went to P. Wainaina on 22 and Karoki Munge with 21 points.
Julius Kibe and Edah Wangui won the longest drive contest and A. Maina was the winner of the nearest to pin prize.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Crown Paints Business Development manager Morris Maina said, “We are proud to be associated with Thika Sports Club which is in the heart of Central Region where we command 75 percent of the premium market.
Crown Paints Group CEO Mr Rakesh Rao presents the Overall Winner’s prize to Dominic Chege
Crown Paints Sales Executive Catherine Wanjiku presents the 2nd Nine prize to Karoki Munge
Over the last 10 years, Crown Paints has been at the fore front in promoting golf as a sport in the region at various club levels. Sport plays an integral role in moulding people’s career growth and it has been a key pillar in uniting the company with customers across the board to be able to understand better ways of either improving services or understanding customer’s needs,” he said.
At Royal Nairobi Golf Club, the Yellow Team which draws its players from Vet Lab Sports Club, Sigona, Railway and the Rift Valley posted a three rounds total of 19 points to win the A division title in the 2019 Eileen Belcher trophy golf tournament.
Made up of players like Agnes Nyakio, Mercy Nyanchama, Esther Chumo, Carol Wangare, Noni Muhire, R.Patel, Frankie Gichuru and Liz Mbuthia, the Yellow picked up six points each in the first and second round, as well as seven points in the closing round on Sunday to beat both the Red and Blue teams by six points.
The Red team with players from hosts Royal, Golf Park, and Central region claimed both the B and C division titles.
In the B division, Red posted 14 points to beat Blue by one point, while in the C division, Red collected a massive 20 points to win by six points from Blue on 14, while the Yellow team scored 12 points with Green coming last with only two points.
Green also did poorly in the top division where they only collected three points. The tournament, which was marking its 81st year, was sponsored by Unilever.
SOURCE: Daily Nation
Speech by Business Development Manager Morris Maina
Crown Paints Business Development Manager Morris giving a speech during the Crown Silicone Stableford Challenge Prize Giving Ceremony at Thika Sports Club on 4th May
“Crown Paints Kenya PLC is the leading paint manufacturing company in East Africa having been in the industry for 60 years. Throughout the years the firm has continuously strived to develop and launch innovative products that match international standards. We have also launched The Crown Colour App which enables clients to visualize colours in real time. We are proud to be associated with Thika Sports Club which is in the heart of Central Region where we command 75% of the premium market.”
“Over the last 10 years Crown Paints, has been at the fore front in promoting golf as a sport in the region at various club levels. Sport plays an integral role in moulding people’s career growth and it has been a key pillar in uniting the company with customers across the board to be able to understand better ways of either improving services or understanding customer’s needs. The tournament has been a fusion of business and pleasure which has been a yardstick for strengthening our working relationship with customers to enhance business growth.”