Kathmandu, March 7
A three-member Nepali golf team is on Friday leaving for Singapore to participate in the Golfing Lab Camp slated for March 16-23.
Rahul BK and Shashwat Pradhan will take part in the camp which is the premier training camp for junior golfers in the region. They will also take part in the two international tournaments — Optimistic International Junior Golf Challenge from March 11-12 and HSBC Youth Golf Challenge from March 20-22 — during their stay in Singapore. Sanjay Pradhan will accompany the players to Singapore as an official.
The Golfing Lab has provided the two Nepali golfers with partial scholarship for the training apart from waiving the two tournaments entrance fees for BK. Out of the actual cost of Singapore $2,400 per participant, the organisers will charge $750 each.
The organisers have invited legendary coach Ian Triggs to conduct the camp.
Two players, Subash Tamang and Shaswat Pradhan had attended the camp in December last year.
The Golfing Lab had provided Tamang with full sponsorship.
After returning from the camp, Tamang won the Faldo Series Nepal Championship title and he will be representing the country along with Sukra Bahadur Rai in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final to be held at the Laguna Lang Co in Vietnam.
NGA President Tashi Ghale bade farewell to the team at the Royal Nepal Golf Club today. Ghale thanked ANK Academy Director and Founder Chris Lee along with Francis Tan and Lian Chye Ang of The Golfing Lab and Eric Ng of Big Fish Golf for their help and support to Nepali golf.
“We would not have been able to send our players to the camp without their support,” said Ghale.
A version of this article appears in print on March 08, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.