Philip Ochola of Muthaiga Golf Club was chosen unopposed as the next Kenya Golf Union Chairman during the association's annual general meeting at Muthaiga Golf Club.

David Ndung'u of Limuru Country Club assumed Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer roles, Chris Kinuthia of Thika Sports Club and Karugu Macharia of Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club, respectively.

The three were likewise elected without opposition.

Brian Akun received 55 votes and was elected to the six executive positions. Francis Wambua received 70 votes, Ndiga Kithae received 60 votes, Jonathan Marucha received 72, Sammy Itemere received 74, and Thomas Mwaura received 60.

The vacancy drew 11 applicants.

Out of the 104 eligible voters, 91 ballots were cast, marking an 88% turnout.

In his acceptance speech, Ochola stated that his chief aim during his one-year tenure as Chairman is to see ongoing projects completed successfully.

"I am determined to complete the Lenana and Kasarani high-performance centre projects, which have the potential to nurture our country's young talent." Furthermore, I hope to see the introduction of golf in schools become a reality, as it is critical for recruiting and developing the future generation of golfers. "I also promise to promote our Elite squad players, giving them opportunities to excel and securing scholarships to further their golfing careers," Mr Ochola stated.

The Chairman stated his goal to develop youthful talent and to look after the well-being of infirm golfers, disabled players, and caddies.

This will be accomplished in partnership with KGU subsidiaries, including the Junior Golf Foundation, Kenya Ladies Golf Union, and Kenya Open Golf Limited.

He promised to aggressively engage the government in creating a favourable atmosphere for the national development of golf. He also committed to working with the commercial sector and organizations to improve the game of golf.

Njani Ndiritu, the outgoing Chairman, thanked the committee members for their assistance throughout his tenure. He stated that the Union has continued to focus on Junior Golf by signing an MOU with the KICD to teach golf in schools.

He asked the incoming leadership to collaborate and expand on the previously solid base.