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OCT - Dec 2011


As we approach our holiday break with a lot of junior tournaments coming up, now would be a good time to release our first newsletter. The idea will be to keep you all up to date with what is happening in junior golf throughout the year. There is a new committed board for the foundation who are really excited about taking junior golf to another level.

Forthcoming events 4/5th Aug: Sigona Junior Open Strokeplay Championship Sigona Golf Club. 8th Aug :The Golf Park Junior Open - Golf Park. 9th Aug :Boys and Girls Championship (72 holes stroke play) - Muthaiga Golf Club. 16-19th Aug: Junior Matchplay Championships - Sigona Golf Club 21st Aug: JGF Funday - Royal Golf Club. 23rd Aug: GG Wambugu Trophy Vet Lab Golf Club. 23rd Aug: Karen Junior Competition. 25th Aug: Kiambu Junior Open Kiambu Golf Club. 28th Aug: Thika Junior Classic -Thika Sports Golf Club. 3rd Sept : Father and son Trophy Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

5th October: Lisle Shaw Memorial Trophy -Royal Nairobi Golf Club. (Inter Schools Event) 5th - 6th December : Junior Strokeplay Championships - Royal Nairobi Golf Club (Boys & Girls 36 holes medal).

Who’s who JGF Trustees Ashwin Gidoomal - Chairman Rajeev Mediratta - Trustee Elizabeth Ilako - Trustee Louisa Gitau - Trustee Liz Armitage - Trustee Stephen Ndonga - Trustee Taufiq Balala - Trustee

Registration of JGF cards We are requesting all juniors to register with the new system of JGF cards as soon as possible. The new cards expire on the 31st December of each year and cost 1000 Kshs to register. The card allows all juniors to play on all the courses in Kenya for 100 Kshs, and clubs have been asked to be very strict about not letting any juniors on the course without their cards so please register and carry your card to the course! You can register through your club or download a form from our website.

9th December: JGF Fun Day (Handicap &Non handicap golfers ) - Railway G.C


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OCT - Dec 2011

congratulations! Congratulations to Junior, Naomi Wafula who represented the country in the recently held G&P tournament in Zambia.

TOURNAMENT RULES There are some new rules the foundation have come up with for tournaments, just to highlight a few: there will be categorized age groups with different tee boxes for each age group, National team selection process, parent rules and from the observations we have seen from past tournaments juniors and parents MUST sign up for a tournament and stick to your tee off times, if you are late you WILL BE penalized or not allowed to play, we need to put across a strong emphasis on discipline. The full guidelines on rules can be seen on our website.

community We are in the process of asking the R&A for some golf kits for the golf clubs, so clubs please put your requests in writing to the JGF.

PARENTS CORNER Provide as much opportunity for your child to play as often as possible and always offer as much encouragement and praise as possible. Help them adhere to the rules of golf, for example, getting them to their tee off times on time! We would also like parents to volunteer in running some of the junior tournaments so if interested please put your names forward.

results Limuru’s John Kariuki won the U18 category with three birdies, playing 57 nett! Well done!

any ideas As always we are looking for ways to improve junior golf so if you have any thoughts or suggestions please get in touch with us.



OCT - Dec 2011

NAMIBIA In April this year, a junior team was selected to travel to Namibia and represent the country in the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge. The team consisted of: Jay Patel (captain), Daniel Nduva, Mohit Mediratta and Abraham Galgalo. Kenya was 4th overall and won the Nett prize on 918 points. Abraham played extremely well and both him and Daniel were chosen to represent The Africa Confederation team in Johannesburg in a match vs. South Africa vs. Canada and England in January next year, well done to them.

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Results 6 yrs & under : Waridi Maina (Winner) 7 yrs – 8 yrs: Taimur Malik (Winner) 9 yrs – 10 yrs: Stuart Gitau (Winner) 11 yrs – 13 yrs: Adrian Maina (Winner) 14 yrs & above: Leah Atieno (Winner) HANDICAPPED JUNIORS: Evans Mogere: Winner - Nett Naomi Wafula: Winner - Gross PUTTING COMPETITION: 6 yrs & under: Cherise Wachira (Winner) 7 yrs – 8 yrs: Taimur Malik (Winner) 9 yrs – 10 yrs : Wilbourne Kibugu (Winner)


Thank you to the R&A for the kit they sent for Abraham Galgalo. Thank you to Imperial Bank for the sponsorship of the junior tournament held at Royal.


contacts Email : Tel : +254 (0) 721 650 113 P.O Box 16639 - 00620 Nairobi, Kenya

Special Thanks to Callum Addison for his generous cash donation to the JGF for his Hole-In-One at Karen Country Club.

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Junior Golf Foundation Kenya Newsletter. OCT - DEC 2011