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Magical Kenya Open Notebook - Day One

Thursday March 14 2019

This Mercedes Benz GLC 250 coupe has been provided by DT Dobie for the golfer with the first hole-in-one on the 14th hole at Karen during the ongoing Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship which ends on March 17, 2019. PHOTO | COURESY |

This Mercedes Benz GLC 250 coupe has been provided by DT Dobie for the golfer with the first hole-in-one on the 14th hole at Karen during the ongoing Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship which ends on March 17, 2019. PHOTO | COURESY |  

AYUMBA AYODI
By AYUMBA AYODI
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USING TECHNOLOGY

Tickets for Open only available online

Fans keen to watch Magical Kenya Open at Karen Country Club must purchase their tickets online on ticketsasa.com. The organisers of the event have warned that there will be no tickets on sale at the gate or any outlet like the previous years.

Those who have purchase the tickets online can either present a printed one or show it from their mobile phones at the point of entry. Daily tickets are going for Sh1,000 while season tickets are priced at Sh3,000.

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GOOD TIDINGS

Caddies’ earnings up by huge 150 per cent

The upgrade the Kenya Open golf tournament from a Challenge Tour to a European Tour event has come with good tidings for the toiling local caddies. The organisers have increased the caddy fee by 150 per cent from last year’s rate. The caddies are now pocketing Sh5,000m daily up from Sh2,000 last. The lucky caddies could earn upwards of Sh35,000 by Sunday when the tourney ends.

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SUPREME STATE

Karen club greens in ‘best ever’ condition

Irish David Jones, who helped redesign the greens at the Karen Country Club for this year’s tournament has described the greens and the course as best ever. Jones, who redesigned the greens in 2015 said that the greenkeeper Daniel Keboi has done a commendable job on the greens that have been maintained with good machinery in place. “He has done a fantastic job,” said Jones. “These are the best ever greens I have seen in the Tour."

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HOLE IN ONE

Bury 14th hole, scoop brand new Mercedes

In addition to taking home prizes for their placings in the ongoing Kenya Open Golf Championship that ends on Sunday players have a chance of winning a brand new Mercedes Benz GLC 250 coupe worth over Sh10 million for the first hole in one on the 14th hole. The stylish Mercedes SUV has been provided by DT Dobie to add excitement and sparkle to Kenya’s premier golf event.

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