Karen Masters: KBL announces KSh28 million boost for golf tourney

Kenya Breweries Limited, through its Johnnie Walker brand, has today announced a KSh28 million sponsorship towards the 2019 edition of the KCB Karen Masters Golf Championship.

The tournament will take place starting 27 – 30 June 2019 at Karen Country Club; bringing together 152 golfers, who include 47 local and regional professionals, four Kenyan amateurs and 100 Sunshine Tour players.

KBL head of spirits AnnJoy Muhoro, says the event has grown to be of greater significance and a major international golf extravaganza.

“At KBL, we are always delighted to partner with international events such as the Karen Masters, which is part of the Sunshine Tour,” she said.

“The tournament offers us a perfect platform to support the sport of golf in the country as well as connect with our consumers.”

KBL will also host golf fans at the tournament’s village throughout the tournament.

She lauded the organizers for the consistent growth, which has now become the richest tournament in the Sunshine Tour.

“I would like to congratulate the Karen Country Club on the tournament’s consistent growth, to now become the richest event on the Sunshine Tour. We have planned for fantastic golf during the day, followed by world class entertainment in the evening, courtesy of Johnnie Walker.”

This will include music concerts on Friday and Saturday featuring renowned stars from Kenya and around the continent such as Nyashinski, Naiboi and Heavy-K.

The performances will be backed up by top DJs’.

Ali Mohammed of Karen Country Club, expressed delight at having KBL on board for the Tournament.

“This year we are happy to once again welcome the Kenya Breweries Limited, through the Johnnie Walker brand, as the official alcoholic beverage partner.” He said.

“I want to urge all Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to support our local golfers and enjoy four days of great golf.”

Daily and seasonal tickets are going at for KSh500 and KSh1,500, respectively.


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