KATHMANDU: Pernod Ricard is organising the Ballantine’s Open Golf Championship at the Gokarna Golf Club on Saturday.

Around 80 golfers are expected to take part in the event which will be played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, informed the hosts Gokarna Golf Club in a release. The event features five categories — men, women, gross and senior. Apart from that, prizes will be up for grabs for longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and most birdies.

“Ballantine’s and golf share a strong historical and geographical heritage that continues to leave a lasting impression on the world. Scotch and golf both began from Scotland and we aim to celebrate the core values that Ballantine’s shares with this great sport: integrity, originality, inner strength and tradition,” the release added. — HNS