Kathmandu, April 28 The Carlsberg Golf Classic is teeing off here at the par-67 Royal Nepal Golf Club on Friday. A total of 104 golfers will take part in the two-day tournament which will be played under stableford format over 18 holes. The tournament features 15 various categories including overall, gross, senior, women and guest among others. Forty-four golfers will complete their rounds on Friday, while 66 others will compete on Saturday. The tournament will see the country’s amateur golfers out at the highest level of competition, all for their love of golf. It will welcome around 100 golfers for the 18 holes stableford competition with maximum of 18 handicap for men and 24 for ladies,” Gorkha Brewery, the organisers of the event, said in a release today. Philip Norley, Managing Director of Gorkha Brewery said: “The association of Carlsberg with golf has indeed come a long way since its inception in the late 1990’s giving opportunities for aspiring amateur golfers to participate. Carlsberg’s sponsorship with golf has been built on decades of support and the brand continues to be a proud sponsor of golf in Nepal.” Baibhav Sharma, Head of Marketing at Gorkha Brewery, said the event was probably the best start to a great golfing season. “Our passion for golf is evident with the various tournaments that we sponsor every year. We are excited about presenting this tournament to the aspiring golfers of Nepal,” Sharma said. RNGC Captain NK Rai said the Carlsberg Golf Classic was excellent platform for amateur players. He also thanked the sponsors for their continuous support to amateur golf. “Such sponsorships will eventually take amateur golf to the next level,” Rai said.
Carlsberg Golf Classic tees off today at RNGC
The Himalayan Times
Published: 07:30 am Apr 29, 2016