The Kenya Open is a golf tournament in Kenya and has been an event on the European based Challenge Tour schedule since 1991. It was founded in 1967, and has been held at Muthaiga Golf Club near Nairobi every year except 1968, 2004–2008, and 2013. The Tournament attracts elite golfers from all over the world and is currently the second oldest event under the PGA European Challenge Tour. 156 golfers, including about 22 Kenyan professionals, 6 Kenyan amateurs and over 100 European Challenge Tour players took part in the Barclays Kenya Open Championship.
The 2018 Barclays Kenya Open Golf marked the tournament’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a ceremonial ‘tee off’ off the KICC rooftop on 24th February 2018.
“2018 marks the most memorable of milestones for the Barclays Kenya Open as it reaches its 50th Anniversary and in this most special of years, I know everybody involved in the organizing of this magnificent event is working towards making it the biggest and most memorable of the European Challenge Tour 2018 calendar,” said Barclays Bank of Kenya Managing Director Jeremy Awori.
“This year marks the eighth consecutive year that Barclays is being associated with this prestigious tournament. It is the triumphs and successes which have been recorded through this tournament that fuel us to continue being a part of this amazing showcase,” said Awori.
iZone Africa helped put together aspects of this momentous tournament. There were Signature Tee-offs of every leg of the tour at carefully chosen, iconic sites. These ranged from the KICC rooftop, Fort Jesus (Pwani Open) and even the scenic shores of Lake Victoria.
Spectators were treated to amazing experiences off the fairway. The Barclays Bank tents had an array of interactive digital screens, mini-golf putters and were even treated to complimentary beauty treatments. The night came alive at the cocktail setups which were bright and lively, showcasing the Kenya’s beauty with was beautifully captured and showcased by the izone Africa team.
The Kenya Open continues to grow with each passing event and izone Africa is proud to have partnered with Barclays Bank Kenya to make this year’s event a success.