Leading financial services provider Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched a golf series dubbed Barclays Golf Circuit that is aimed at supporting the development of the game. The event is a dress rehearsal ahead of the 2013 Barclays Kenya Open.
The Golf Circuit will kick off on November 3rd 2012. The glamour event will comprise of 13 rounds featuring 25 golf clubs countrywide. Over 2,400 golfers are expected to participate in the series which is open to junior golfers with official Congu handicaps.
Speaking at the launch event held at the Royal Golf Club in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon, Barclays Acting Head of Consumer Banking Edgar Kalya said, “Golfing has always been at the heart of Barclays Bank of Kenya. The launch of the Barclays Golf Circuit is a further demonstration of our support for the game, while at the same time reinforces our commitment to communities we operate in both socially and economically through such avenues”.
He presented a cheque of Ksh 300,000 to KGU, to go towards supporting the development of Junior Golf in Kenya. He further added that the circuit is an excellent opportunity for golfers to not only support worthy causes, but likewise provides them with opportunities to compete and network with their industry peers.