An exciting, high scoring game of golf took place
at Nyali Golf and Country Club on Saturday 2nd September 2017,
where half the field of 120 players were able to score up to 30
stableford points, reports
Among the main winners all but three out of a
total of nine played to or better than their
handicap, a couple of players carding
regulation 36 points and half a dozen others
carding 35 points standing no chance to
feature in the list.
This was the Sanlam Insurance sponsored Sanlam
special feature of the winners’ list was the
top and the rear end of the list being
occupied by the father Aly Jamal and daughter
Alyssa Jamal respectively, Aly claiming the
Overall Winner prize with 40 stableford points
and Alyssa, one of the three in the winners’
list that fell short of the regulation 36
stableford points, taking the Best Junior
prize with 33 points.
Aly made a strong start, scoring 14 points
over the first six holes, by reason of two
holes, the 2nd and the 6th
yielding 3 points each.
lost a point on the 7th with a
bogey but with 2 each on the next two,
finished with 19 points.
Aly went on to improve his back nine score by
a couple of more points, with 3 points each
off pars on the 11th, 16th
and 17th and regulation 2 points on
His knock of nett
67, one under handicap 35 in the 1st nine and three
under handicap 32 in the back nine not only secured him the
Overall Sanlam Golf Day prize but also earned him a well
deserved chop of two, bringing him down to handicap 15.
Coastweek -- Aly Jamal,
overall winner of Sanlam Golf Day at Nyali Golf and Country Club
with 40 points, receives a prize from Sanlam Life CEO Stella
Njunge. Looking on is NGCC Captain Jon Stokes.
GOLF PHOTOS COURTESY OF GILBERT
Two points behind
Aly were two players, Pauline Gachihi and Suleiman Shikely, each
taking the top place in their respective categories of the
Winner Lady and Winner Man.
Pauline made a
steady start with 10 points up to the 5th, her double
bogey on the 3rd costing her a point made up with one
over on the double stroking 5th.
However, a blank on
the 6th dented her score by 2 points and one more was
lost to a triple bogey on the 8th but with 3 points
on the 9th she finished with 16 points.
The start on the
back nine was less promising with a blanked 10th but
she made up the loss by picking up 4 points off a par on the 12th
and added four extra points off one over on double stroking 11th,
13th, 17th and a par on the 18th
to finish with an excellent score of 22 points.
Pauline was Nimisha Shah with 37 points.
Nimisha picked up 19
points in the 1st nine, despite blanking the 4th,
the loss of 2 points off set by gaining 4 off a par on the
double stroking 8th having gained an extra point with
a bogey on the double stroking 2nd.
On the back nine she
had the misfortune of not one but two blanked holes in a row,
the 13th and 14th but the loss of 4 points
was made up with 3 points each gained on the 10th, 11th,
15th and 16th.
also yielded 3 points but a double bogey on the 18th
cut the gain on the 17th to end with 18 points and
earning Nimisha the Runner up Lady prize.
Suleiman, the winner
on the men’s side managed to pick up regulation 18 points,
despite blanking the 4th and losing another point on
the 5th, making up with 3 points each off a par on
the 3rd and one over on the double stroking 8th
On the back nine he
lost only one point off a double bogey on the 11th
but made it up with 3 points on the 12th, adding two
extra points on the 14th and 18th to
finish with 20 points.
A point behind
Suleiman was Peter Barnard who but for that single point would
have clinched the top place with a great count back of 22
points, made up with three extra points off pars on the 10th,
12th and 17th while his par on the double
stroking 13th yielded 4 points, with only one point
lost to a double bogey on the 16th.
However, it was his
1st nine that let him down with just 15 points, five
singletons coming on the 1st, 2nd, 4th,
8th and 9th, the loss of five points being
recovered only partly by 3 points on the 5th and the
6th off pars.
Next in the line
there were no less than three gentlemen on 36 vying for the last
remaining prize in the men’s category.
Of the three, Atul
Patel was counted out in the first round with his count back of
18 points, leaving it to Jimmy Kingori and Akil Mughal both on
21 points to fight it out.
victorious, with his count back of 14 points on the last six
holes, over Akil’s 12 points, having picked up 3 points each on
two holes, the 13th and 16th while Akil
scored three only on the 15th and lost another point
with a double bogey on the 14th.
Clive Barnsley was
the Best Senior with a good score of 35 points and Alyssa Jamal,
as mentioned earlier, the Best Junior with 33 points.
Thirty three was
also the score of the Guest Winner M Itote.
The Longest Drives
in each category saw a departure from the usual suspects, Evans
Nyagah winning it off the men’s tee and Salome Mundia off the
Kim Lanxe took the
Nearest to the Pin with 6 ‘ 7’’ and even closer was Hildah
Mugure off the ladies tee, landing her ball 5’ 8” from the pin.
festivities followed the prize giving, rounding off a very
enjoyable golfing day. Asante sana Sanlam.