Nyali Set To Host First Leg Of Safari Tour Golf As Series Goes International

20th August 2019

The circuit has been expanded and will now incorporate seven legs in Kenya, three in Uganda and one each in Rwanda and Tanzania

Mumias Sugar-based Dismas Indiza tees-off on day three of the Safari Tour Golf Series at the Nyali Golf Club in August 2018. PHOTO/ SPN
Mumias Sugar-based Dismas Indiza tees-off on day three of the Safari Tour Golf Series at the Nyali Golf Club in August 2018. PHOTO/ SPN
SUMMARY
  • In Uganda, the well-established Uganda Open, with a US$50,000 prize fund, will now be part of the Safari Tour as well as the Entebbe Open and Kitante Open tournaments
  • From Nyali, the series will move to Uganda, for the Uganda Open at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Club, on the 10th -14th of September
  • There series will make its way across East Africa making stops at the Kigali Golf Club, Great Rift Valley Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Thika Greens, Sigona Golf Club, Uganda Golf Club and the Karen Country Club

NAIROBI, Kenya- The revamped Safari Tour Golf Series is scheduled to tee-off this weekend at par 72 Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa.

The circuit has been expanded and will now incorporate seven legs in Kenya, three in Uganda and one each in Rwanda and Tanzania.

“When we mooted the idea of a professional golf tour in Kenya, we were asked by President Uhuru Kenyatta to include our junior golfers of either gender and our elite and amateur golfers.

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“We have also ensured that we invite and include our brothers and sisters from the East African region and we are delighted to announce that the Safari Tour will now be played in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda,” Tournament Director Patrick Obath underlined.

In Uganda, the well-established Uganda Open, with a US$50,000 prize fund, will now be part of the series as well as the Entebbe Open and Kitante Open tournaments.

“This means Pros participating in the legs will earn points to qualify for the Magical Kenya Open in a fair and transparent manner. 

“We are still in discussions with Tanzania on dates and venues for a leg of the tournament there,” Obath added.

From Nyali, the series will move to Uganda, for the Uganda Open at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Club, on the 10th -14th of September. 

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The Royal Nairobi Golf Club will host the third leg of the Tour on the 12th – 16th of October, before heading back to Uganda for the fourth leg at the Entebbe Golf Club on the 30th October to 2nd of November.

There series will make its way across East Africa making stops at the Kigali Golf Club, Great Rift Valley Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Thika Greens, Sigona Golf Club, Uganda Golf Club and the Karen Country Club.

All legs of the Safari Tour will have a minimum total prize fund of US$10,000.

Safari Tour Calendar 2019/20

Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club 24th – 28th August 2019 (US$10,000)

Event 2 Uganda Open (Lake Victoria Serena) 10th - 14th September 2019 (US$50,000)

Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club 12th – 16th October 2019 (US$10,000)

Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club) 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019 (US$10,000)

Event 5 Rwanda Open (Kigali Golf Club) 6th – 9th November 2019 (US$30,000 TBC)

Event 6 Great Rift Valley Golf Club 23rd – 27th November 2019 (US$10,000)

Event 7 Muthaiga Golf Club 14th – 18th December 2019 (US$10,000)

Event 8 Thika Greens 4th – 8th January 2020 (US$10,000)

Event 9 Sigona Golf Club 25th – 29th January 2020 (US$10,000)

Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club) 12th – 15th February 2020 (US$10,000 TBC)

Event 11 Karen Country Club 22nd -26th February  2020 (US$10,000)

Event 12 Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) (US$10,000 TBC)