The Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) has unveiled sponsors for the 2019 Kenya Open Golf Championship, as the event draws near, and preparations hit top gear. The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Tourism as well as the Ministry of Sports, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Kenya Breweries Limited and Hemingways Hotel were unveiled as some of the confirmed sponsors as conclusion on other sponsorships come to a close.
The Kenya Open Golf Championship has attained European Tour status and continues to feature international greats from around the globe. The event will be held at the Karen Country Club from the 14th to the 17th of March, is expected to draw the interest of top golf talent from across the globe and further boost the country’s sports tourism offering as a result.
Sponsors for the prestigious 2019 Kenya Open unveiled.
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While commenting on the tournament preparations, Kenya Open Tournament director Mr. Patrick Obath noted that the course at the Karen Country Club will be re-arranged to cater for both players and spectators.
“The course at Karen is going to be played in a different way to allow more room for spectators movement as well as the seating infrastructure that is going to be set up. The current 13th hole will be the first tee. Players will then play the 14th through the 18th holes, then go back to the 10th, 11th and the 12th for the first nine. They will then cross over to the first tee and play it the normal way,” he said.
Commenting on details of sponsorships, Chairman Kanyago said:
“Details of each of the above-mentioned sponsorships will be made known soon by the respective sponsors and partners during cheque-handover occasions. Meanwhile, we are also in the final stages of finalizing agreements with a number of other sponsors and partners whose announcement will be made soon.”
Below are the dates you should keep in mind for the championship:
Kenya Open Golf Championship 2019
Date (Main event): 14th to 17th of March 2019
Date (PRO-AM): Tue 12th March and Wed 13th March 2019
Venue: Karen Country Club
Total Prize Money: Euros 2.2 Million