Toyota Kenya has offered a fifth generation RAV4 as a hole-in-one prize for the upcoming Karen Masters golf tournament 2019. The RAV4 will be offered to any golfer who hits a hole-in-one at Karen Country Club’s par three, Hole 5. The Karen Masters will run from June 27th to June 30th.
Speaking while making the announcement, Toyota Kenya’s Strategic Marketing Manager Caroline Githii had this to say “It is exciting to see the growth of premier golf events in the country, as we continue driving towards growing the country’s golf tourism standing in the world. Our association with the KCB Karen Masters through the RAV4 demonstrates our commitment towards this cause, considering that last year’s prize was won by a Zimbabwean.”
Ryan Cairns, who returns for this year’s tournament, took home a Toyota Prado at the 2018 edition after sinking a hole-in-one on the 5th hole.
The all-new RAV4 comes with a 2.5-liter engine has a stylish new look, enhanced safety and technology features. The ingenuity of the new model lies in the fact that despite its enhanced power, the vehicle is more fuel efficient. The engine plus a lighter curb weight compared to previous versions help the new RAV4 achieve the most fuel-efficient performance among its peers.
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 ticketsasa.com 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.