Safaricom has announced that it will sponsor the 3rd Edition of Karen Masters golf tournament to the tune of Ksh. 5 million. The golf tournament is scheduled to take place from 27th to 30th June 2019.

Safaricom will come on board as the official digital communication infrastructure sponsor. The sponsorship amount will cater for:

  • A fully kitted media Centre,
  • Internet connectivity to; the Players’ Cyber Café, Tournament Office, Score Recorders Office and Event Management Office for the duration of the 4 day golf tournament.

Safaricom will also sponsor the junior golfers’ shootout.

“We are happy to be part of the third edition of Karen Masters’ Tournament and have noted that this year’s event is fully sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour. I believe that our contribution to last year’s event made it a success and set the stage for the extended partnership,” said Jannet Atika, Director – Customer Operations, Safaricom.

Karen Country Club have partnered with the Sunshine Tour in South Africa to bring around 100 of their top-ranking players to Karen next month. They will compete against 32 of Kenya’s finest, as well as players from other African countries, to give a field of 152 professional players and 4 amateurs.

Defending Champion Michael Palmer is expected to defend his title and will be joined by nine of the top ten Sunshine Tour players; Daniel Van Tonder (1st), JC Ritchie (2nd), Callum Mowat (3rd), Garrick Higgo (5th), Martin Rohwer (6th), Thriston Lawrence (7th), Neil Schietekat (8th), Jacques Blaauw (9th) and Steve Surry (10th). The Kenyan charge will be led by Dismas Indiza, Greg Snow, Simon Ngige, CJ Wangai, Riz Charania and Mohit Mediratta.

There will be entertainment in the form of music concerts on Friday and Saturday featuring renowned stars from Kenya and around the continent such a Nyashinski, Naiboi and Heavy-K. Their highly-anticipated performances will be backed up by top DJs’ performances over the duration of the tournament.

The 2019 Karen Masters will offer a prize of Ksh. 15 million. Daily and seasonal tickets are on sale at for Ksh. 500 and Ksh. 1500 respectively.

The sponsors of the Karen Masters include KCB, who are the title sponsors, EABL, Toyota Kenya, South African Airways, Safaricom, Keringet,  Meridian Health, Tamarind Group, Standard Group, PTG Travel, The Waterfront Mall, Wilekn Group, and AAR Heathcare.