Watching golf, you’ll have seen assistants who usually stand behind gold gamers, carrying golf luggage on their shoulders.
Within the sport related to the rich, the golf bag carries are known as caddies – a job that has grow to be engaging to many, together with former Lebanon house-help, Virginia Njeri.
Njeri returned to Kenya from Lebanon in 2015 as she sought to higher her life after working as a home assist.
Whereas nonetheless looking for her foot, Njeri was launched to the high-end sport by her sister – who additionally beneficial she joins Nairobi’s Muthiga Gold Membership.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta throughout the European Tour on Muthaiga Golf Membership on Sunday, March 6, 2022
Throughout an interview with BBC Sports activities, she detailed that she needed to be taught the game to carry out her caddy duties successfully.
Moreover carrying golf luggage, caddies preserve gold golf equipment clear and encourage the golfer throughout tournaments.
Nonetheless, regardless of dealing with challenges studying her new world, she fell in love with the game and received uncommon alternatives to caddy for purchasers on the membership primarily based in Nairobi.
Alternatively, she indicated that the position was profitable, with the revenue serving to her assist her household and pay payments.
“Caddying pays. It has helped me with lots of issues. Financially, I take advantage of it to assist my household and every thing I do,” she revealed.
Based on numerous studies, caddies earn between 5 to 10 per cent of the participant’s event winnings.
Nonetheless, Njeri indicated that discovering a participant was one of many enormous duties within the sport. She famous that almost all gamers had been usually sceptical of selecting new assistants within the discipline.
“It’s a must to scramble for a dwelling being a brand new particular person in a office. You do not know who’s taking part in, who shouldn’t be taking part in,” she revealed.
Notably, the 35-year-old has been a caddie for notable gamers, together with England’s Aaron Rai, whose internet value is over Ksh276,600,000.
A photograph of the Muthiga Golf Membership course in Nairobi County.
Muthiga Golf Membership