Nyali Golf and Country Club hosted its September
Mug and Medal on Saturday 9th September 2017, reports
While it was a normal monthly Mug for the
gentlemen, the ladies played a special Medal,
for a pendant, a prize that dangles at the end
of their September medal for the Best Nett
is a tradition shared by clubs all over the
world which are affiliated to Royal and
The honour of taking the Pendant went to young
Alyssa Jamal from Bronze Division with a nett
level par score of 71.
Starting off the 10th, as ladies
always do, notwithstanding their special
Pendant Medal, Alyssa made an excellent start
with nett 32.5 in her first nine with pars on
two par threes, the 10th and the 15th
and one over on the double stroking 16th
giving her three shots in hand, although she
lost one through a double bogey on the 14th.
her back nine however, triple bogeys on both
par threes, the 3rd and the 6th
wiped off the advantage and set her back two
She regained two shots with one over on double
stroking 7th and 8th,
finishing with nett 38.5.
Apart from the Pendant, Alyssa took the top
prize in her Division and a chop in her
Alyssa has been
playing well, featuring regularly in the winners’ list as a
junior member but playing on par with older competitors and
beating them with a nett level par must have been very
Following a couple
of shots behind Alyssa in a neat line up were three ladies in
Silver Division, Florence Karimi with nett 73, Joyce Masai with
74 and Susan Stokes with 75 to take the three prizes in that
order, while continuing the same line up with 76 was Joyce Kamau
and a couple of shots behind on 78 Rapthi De Silva in Bronze
Division, taking the second and third prize respectively.
Jayne Githere took
the Best Putter prize with her round of 29 putts to complete the
prize line up on the ladies side.
The Best Score of
the day however came from a gentleman, Joseph Kaguru playing in
C Division, outscoring everyone in the field with his three
under handicap nett 68.
Joseph did not have
the best beginning, with double bogeys on the 1st, 3rd
and 4th, but he managed to bring his score within
handicap allowance with one over on the double stroking 2nd
and pars on the 5th and 6th.
On the double
stroking 7th he suffered another set back with a
triple bogey but made up with one over on the double stroking 9th
to finish nett par 36.
The best was to come
on the back nine, despite a horrendous start with a
quadruplicate bogey seven on the 10th and a triple
bogey on the 17th.
What helped him
overcome the loss were bogeys on the double stroking 13th
and 16th, pars on the 15th and 18th
and a terrific birdie on the 14th which left him with
three shots under handicap nett 32.
Next after Joseph’s
nett 68 were two nett under par scores of 70, carded by Vishnu
Dhutia and Alnoor Dhanji in A Division.
Between the two,
Vishnu made sure of a better count back and gaining a clear
advantage with his level par back nine of 35, three under
handicap nett 32 over Alnoor’s nett 34 to put him at the top in
He dropped five
shots in the 1st nine, to bogeys on the 2nd,
3rd, 4th and a double on the 8th,
finishing with 41, nett 38.
On the back nine,
however, he parred all the way except the 14th where
he dropped a shot but made up with a birdie on the 17th
to score his level par 35.
His knock of five
over par 76 also earned him the Best Gross of the day.
Alnoor too had a
total of 41 shots in the 1st nine, translating to
nett 36 for the ten handicapper.
He had lost four
shots over handicap through bogeys on the 1st, 3rd,
6th and a double bogey on the 4th but made
up with pars on the stroking 2nd, 8th and
a birdie on the 9th.
On the back nine he
suffered a loss of two shots to a double bogey on the 11th
and another to a bogey on the 17th but pars on the
stroking 10th 12th and 13th and
a two club on the 15th made up the loss and left him
a shot under handicap nett 34.
A shot behind Vishnu
and Alnoor on nett 71 were the trio of Mohdhar Abubakar, Dinesh
Sassan and Martin Wahome vying for third place in their
Despite a nett level
par of 35, Martin was the first to be knocked out on count back,
Dinesh having a better count back of 34.5, but Dinesh in turn
was beaten by Mohdhar with his nett 32.5, thanks to two birdies
in a row, on the 11th and the stroking 12th,
followed by pars on the stroking 14th and 16th
which earned him five shots against the loss of two to bogeys
on the 17th and 18th.
Also on nett 71 was
the winner in B Division, Patrick Munyao, followed by Ian
Marshal and Akil Mughal in a tie on nett 72.
Akil lost out to Ian
on count back with his 34 to Ian’s 33 and had to be content with
the third prize.
followed the top scorer Joseph in C Division with nett 72 to
take second prize and John Smith took the third with nett 74.
Johnnie Walker did
their usual sponsorship to whom we say sante sana for the
Coastweek -- Patrick Munyao,
[left], Division B Winner with 71 nett, receives a mug from
Anthony Polo while Alnoor Dhanji, [right], runner up in
Division A with 70 nett receives a mug from Jimmy Kingori during
the September Mug sponsored by Johnnie Walker at Nyali Golf and
GOLF PHOTO COURTESY OF GILBERT ONCHOKE.