The Road to The Masters will begin with n amateur tournament at
Sigona on February 25.
On March 30 action moves to Sigona
while Thika leg is scheduled for Apri13.
Nakuru will host the penultimate leg on May 11 with the final
qualifier set for June 15 at Royal.
The Bank has put aside Kshs. 2 Million as prize money for the
local pros—Ksh500,000 for each of the four tournaments they will
take part in.
The KCB Karen Masters which will be held at the Karen Country
Club on from June 25-30, 2019.
"We appreciate the confidence the golfing fraternity has on
our brand and we certainly see this as a long term partnership
with mutual benefits both for the golfers in the region but for
the Bank as well in terms of extending its reach across the
country," Mwirigi added.z.
Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) has been tapped by the
Bank to coordinate the pros for the Road to the Masters.
The Prize money for the pros will be split 60/40 for each
The 60 per cent will be prize money for the top 15 finishers
and 40 per cent will be set aside as a bonus amount for those
who meet the set scores for the different courses, PGK Chairman
Charan Thethy said.
Each of the 5 Legs will be used as amateur qualification
round to play the pro-am event at the KCB Karen Masters where 6
winners will be selected from each leg.
This means 30 amateurs stand a chance of participating at the
prestigious international golfing event.
From each club, the qualifiers will be Men Winner, Lady
Winner, Guest Winner, Staff Winner, Junior Winner and a Wild
Card winner, KCB said at the launch which was also marked by a
Club night sponsorship.
This year, the Bank has enhanced its sports sponsorship,
reaffirming its confidence in the power of sports to influence
It said the sponsorship across disciplines is a strategic
avenue to engage with communities and build talent across the
East African region.
Last month, KCB said it had committed Kshs.75 million towards
motorsports for the next three years, making a comeback as title
sponsor of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC).