Golf comes of age in Nepal

Deepak Acharya

Kathmandu, January 2:

I have been keeping myself informed on how corporations around the world have used the development of golf in promoting their businesses and products. I have been hinting repeatedly that this is something that can be taken advantage of in Nepal. We repeatedly see that most successful companies and enterprising business leaders use golf as a tool to enhance their visibility and revenue. Even in Nepal, this is evident.

The latest to take advantage of the excellent golfing facilities available in Kathmandu is Tripura Industries. They recently announced the launch of a new and exciting event on the golfing calendar, the Kailash Tea Open Golf Championship, to be held at the Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa from January 4-7.

The event will surely boost the standard of golf in Nepal, and the morale of players, as this is one of those rare chances for testing skill and endurance over 72 holes. Usually after Surya Nepal Masters, the local professionals have to wait for almost a year for their next chance to play a tournament at home. However this will now change.

Kailash Tea is both grasping the opportunity and setting an example by supporting golf and golfers in Nepal. Other corporations can be seen contemplating their involvement and adding to this growing momentum. Don’t miss the opportunity to come, watch and support this exciting competition between top local players.

Acharya is a golf instructor and Golf Director at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa.