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Vet Lab (Veterinary Laboratory Sports Club) Kabete

The Veterinary Laboratory Sports Club commonly referred to as Vet Lab and widely revered as a golf club has been in existence since 1923. It was founded by one Eric Tilley. It consisted of 3 holes and a thatched Banda for a club house. The course included 9 greens and fairways, but 18 tees, giving a slight variation to the playing of the back nine holes.

Vet Lab was founded as a recreation facility for Scottish veterinary researchers at the Kenya Department of Veterinary Services. Initially, apart from being used as a 9-hole golf course, the Club had other sports such as lawn tennis and bowling. It is currently registered as a society whose membership consists of staff of the Veterinary Department, University of Nairobi Upper Kabete Campus staff and other private members drawn from all professions including politicians, government officials, and business people.


As independent bodies The R&A and the United States Golf Association have worked closely together to produce a uniform code of rules so that wherever the game is played the same laws apply.

Every four years the two governing bodies agree any necessary amendments or clarifications and the main thrust of their work is in reviewing, revising and clarifying the rules so that they can be more easily understood and applied.

Proposed changes are discussed in detail with golf authorities in all parts of the world and when The R&A and USGA make their final decisions there has to be complete agreement on both sides. The abiding principle is always “are they for the good of the game?”

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