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KCB Partners with Mastercard for the East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale


KCB Partners with Mastercard for the East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale

KCB Partners with Mastercard for the East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale

KCB has partnered with global payments technology company Mastercard for the 2023 KCB East Africa Golf Tour grand finale event slated for tomorrow at the Par 72 Karen Country Club that marks an end to the 8-month long amateur series.

The much-anticipated showpiece has drawn together a field of 142 golfers from Kenya, and the East African region who will be battling for the KShs. 1 million grand prize while the winning team will also get a chance to participate in the 2024 Magical Kenya Ladies Open at the Vipingo Ridge in Malindi, Kilifi County.

KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications Rosalind Gichuru said: “We as KCB have a long and good relationship with Mastercard. Most recently, we rolled out the World Elite Exclusive Credit Card that offers premium and private banking customers a range of market-exclusive benefits, privileges, and experiences. We are excited to join hands once again for the 2023 KCB East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale that marks an end to a series that has been a huge success.”

KCB Partners with Mastercard for the East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale

KCB injected KShs. 60 million into the tourney that traversed Vetlab Sports Club, Eldoret Golf Club, Limuru Golf Club, Railway Golf Club, Kakamega Golf Club, Nyanza Golf Club, Thika Sports Club, Nyeri Golf Club, Nakuru Golf Club, Kericho Golf Club, Great Rift Valley Lodge, Kitale Golf Club, Machakos Golf Club, Sigona Golf Club, Nyali Golf Club, and Nandi Bears Golf Club in the Kenyan edition.

Beulah City, an organization committed to providing investment-grade real estate and urban residential developments to the Kenyan market has sponsored a hole in one with a fully paid apartment at the prestigious project, Ikhaya Beulah Genesis located off Naivasha Road.

Kenya’s edition saw 15 teams book their slots in the Pro-Am event as the curtains fall on the 8-month long series that reached 1,500 participants and over 800 juniors’ and ladies in the clinics that ran concurrently with the series.

Some of the names that will feature in the grand finale include Boaz Sugut, Erick Choge, Josephat Acharo, Edwin Serem, David Sum, John Saina, Eileen Chepchumba and Sosteen Biwot, Jackson Musomba, Simon Kimatu, Ben Mumo, Francis Mbithi, Joseph Malatu, Francis Musembi, Kyalo Munyao, Engineer Okemwa, William Kaguta, Edwin Kiptoo, Caroline Nyarandi, Raajkamal Dhanjal among others.

KCB Partners with Mastercard for the East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale

Speaking ahead of the event, Mastercard Country Manager for East Africa, Shehryar Ali noted that KCB’s support for sports in the country is in line with the global payments technology company’s sports strategy to develop golf in the country to an elite level.

“At Mastercard, we firmly believe in the power of partnerships to bolster our relationships with like-minded entities for shared value. As KCB hosts the 2023 East Africa Golf Tour Grand Finale, we are happy to come on board to support this noble initiative that will go a long way in developing the sport of golf in the country and the greater East African region. We intend to grow this partnership going into the future for our mutual benefit.”

Through the golf tour, KCB has planted over 1000 trees in different golf courses the tourney graced in a bid to embed sustainability at the heart of the golfing action to mitigate environmental threats brought about by climate change.

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