Prime Bank in partnership with Kenya Golf Union (KGU), Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), and Visa launched Prime Visa Golf card – the first ever golf card in Kenya – at the beginning of the year.
In a move to popularize the card amongst golfers in the country, the Bank embarked on sponsoring golf tournaments at golf clubs in Nairobi.
The tournaments dubbed Prime Visa Golf Card have been held in four golf clubs namely: Muthaiga, Royal Nairobi, Karen Country Club, and Vet Lab Golf Club.
On Saturday March 28th, Muthaiga Golf Club played host to Prime Bank and handicap six David Farrar won the tournament by posting a total of 40 stableford points.
Mr. Farrar took home Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card loaded with Sh30, 000 for emerging the champion in the daylong event.
Men’s runners up was Kaburu Mwiricha,who posted 38 points on count back against Ashish Shah playing off handicap 14 who settled for men’s third place.
Handicap seven Kyo Kwan Hong was the overall winner of the second leg of the Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament hosted at Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Saturday April 25th.
Mr. Hong fired a total of 40 stableford points to lift the tournament’s top prize while handicap 23 Ramesh Chudasama settled for men’s winner position. Men’s runners up were handicap 20, Constantine Barasa who carded 39 points. Barasa beat men’s third winner Oscar Koitaba on count back.
Lady Winner was Mary Cox who carded 35 points while junior winner with 32 points was Master Ikinu Wambugu.
Handicap 16 Tim Chege fired 40 points to emerge overall winner of the third leg of Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament held at Karen Golf and Country Club on Saturday, 6th June.
Chege braved the incessant rains that pounded the fine golf course to rake in 20 points in the first nine and similar points in the second to beat other 120 golfers who contested the event.
During the fourth leg of the series at the Vet Lab Golf Club in August 29th, handicap 28 Naveen Jha carded a sterling 43 stableford points to win the coveted prize.