NCBA has announced that they have launched the third edition of the NCBA Golf Series. The tournament is aimed at promoting the sport of golf across the East African region.

The 2023 NCBA Golf Series will feature 17 club qualifier events that will be played in various golf clubs across Kenya and Uganda. For the first time since its inception, the Series will be held in Rwanda and Tanzania.

The Series will also include two junior tournaments to be held at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Uganda and at the Nyali Golf Club in Mombasa, Kenya. The Junior tournaments will be held in partnership with Junior Golf Foundation and U.S. Kids Golf. This is part of the company’s commitment to supporting junior golf development in Kenya.

The format of play for this year’s edition will be stroke play, where the player’s score is determined by the number of strokes they have played on the course. This is different from the past two editions where the format was stableford.

The overall winner, men’s category winner, ladies’ category winner and the junior category winner at each of the 17 events will qualify to play at the Grand Finale. This will be held in December at the Sigona Golf Club. This year, the top prize at the finale will be a Ksh 100,000 cash award to each of the top three winners. These will be the Overall Winner, Men Winner and Lady Winner.

Speaking during the launch of the series held at Kenya Railway Golf Club, NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora said: “We are delighted to launch the NCBA Golf Series 2023, which is part of our continued commitment to democratizing the sport of golf in the East African region. Going by the success of the first two editions, we believe that this series will not only promote the game but also contribute to the growth and development of golf in Kenya and the East African region.”

On her part, NCBA Group Director of Marketing & Communication, Nelly Wainaina said: “This series is important to us as a company as it not only provides a unique platform for golf enthusiasts to showcase their talent but also offers an opportunity for NCBA partners and customers to network, explore business opportunities and build long-lasting relationships. This event is an important part of our commitment to developing the sport and creating meaningful connections with our stakeholders.”

The Series teed-off on Friday morning at the Kenya Railway Golf Club with 150 golfers participating in the tournament.

The NCBA Golf Series 2023 calendar

1. NCBA Golf Series 2023 Launch & Qualifier
Kenya Railway Golf Club Railway Golf Course
March 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

2. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Entebbe
March 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

3. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Uganda
Uganda Golf Club Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
March 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

4. NCBA Mug Eldoret
March 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

5. NCBA Mug Nyeri
Nyeri Golf Club
March 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

6. NCBA Junior Golf Series Uganda
Serena, Uganda
April 9 @ 8:00 am – April 10 @ 5:00 pm EAT

7. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Limuru
Limuru Country Golf Club Limuru Country Club, Limuru
April 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

8. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Nairobi
Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
April 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

9. NCBA Mug Nakuru
Nakuru Golf Club Along Showground Road, Nakuru
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

10. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Thika
Thika Sports Club Thika
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

11. NCBA Mug Golf Series Thika
Thika Barracks
June 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

12. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Kakamega
Kakamega Golf Club Khasakhala Road, Kakamega
June 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

13. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Nairobi
VetLab Sports Club Off Kapenguria Rd, Along, Loresho Ridge, Nairobi
June 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

14. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Karen
Karen Country Club Karen Road, Karen
July 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

15. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Rwanda
July 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

16. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Nairobi
Royal Nairobi Golf Club Off Ngong Road, Along Mucai Drive, Nairobi
July 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

17. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Muthaiga
Muthaiga Golf Club Mua Park Road, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi
August 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

18. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Mombasa
Nyali Golf and Country Club Opposite Mamba Village Centre, Mombasa
August 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

19. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Kitale
Kitale Golf Club Off the Kitale-Eldoret Highway, Kitale
August 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

20. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Tanzania
September 2023
August 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

21. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Rift Valley
Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort Moi North Lake Road, Naivasha
September 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

22. NCBA Mug Ruiru
Ruiru Sports Club Thika Rd, Kiambu
September 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

23. NCBA Golf Series Qualifier Sigona
Sigona Golf Club Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, Limuru
September 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

24. NCBA Mug Mombasa
Mombasa Sport Club Mombasa
September 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

25. NCBA Mug Mombasa
Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort Diani Road, South, Coast, Kwale
October 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

26. NCBA Mug Machakos
Machakos Golf Club Mumbuni North, Machakos
October 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

27. NCBA Junior Golf Series Nyali
October 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

28. NCBA Mug Naivasha
Naivasha Sports Club Moi Ave, Naivasha
November 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

29. NCBA Club Nite Golf Series Kiambu
Kiambu Golf Club
December 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT

30. NCBA Golf Series Grand Finale
Sigona Golf Club Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, Limuru
December 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EAT