Captain Mike cheruiyot Wins 2019 CDF Golf Trophy at Moi Air Base

Chairman Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga putts the ball at the Ninth Hole during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Chairman Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga putts the ball at the Ninth Hole during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Kenya Defence Forces’ (KDF) Captain Mike Cheruiyot has won the 2019 Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) Golf Trophy in a tournament held at Kenya Air Force Golf Club in Moi Air Base, Nairobi on 14 December 2019.

Captain Cheruiyot, playing handicap 28 won with a total of 38 points; winning 16 points in the First Nine Holes followed by 22 in the Second Nine Holes.

The tournament was presided over by Commander Kenya Air Force and Patron of the KDF Golf Association Major General Francis Ogolla who represented the CDF, General Samson Mwathethe.

In his remarks, Chairman of Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga thanked the event sponsors and congratulated the winners, adding that KDF will from next year start a golf mentoring programme for KDF family members, in particular youths, with an aim of demystifying the game.

During the tournament, the players comprised golfers from various golf clubs within Nairobi and across the Country, including retired General Officers.

Other winners included Sergeant Haron Wanyama (Beginners’ Military Category), Engineer Sammy Muita from Muthaiga Golf Club (Longest Drive Men), Nancy Wairimu of Ngong Golf Club (Longest Drive Women), Mr Andrew Karuga (Nearest to the Pin), Owinow Oyugi Junior (Guest Winner) and Margret Kalekye (Lady Overall Winner).

Present during the award ceremony were General Retired Officers, Serving Senior Military Officers, Officers, Service Members, Vivo Energy Officials and golfers from various clubs.

Major Sally Sabala from Kenya Air Force follows through her shot during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Major Sally Sabala from Kenya Air Force follows through her shot during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Commander Kenya Air Force and Patron of the Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Major General Francis Ogolla presents Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) Golf Trophy to Captain Mike Cheruiyot during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Commander Kenya Air Force and Patron of the Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Major General Francis Ogolla presents Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) Golf Trophy to Captain Mike Cheruiyot during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Chairman Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga awards Major Jerim Koross, Captain Thika Barracks Golf Club, for being the Second Best in Nine Holes during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Chairman Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga awards Major Jerim Koross, Captain Thika Barracks Golf Club, for being the Second Best in Nine Holes during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019.