New Year’s Cup on January 22

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 18:

Le Meridien Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa is organising the New Year’s Cup Golf Tournament on January 22 under the sponsorship of Tourism Malaysia, Qatar Airways and Marcopolo Travels. Around 100 amateur golfers from Gokarna Golf Club, Royal Nepal Golf Club, Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Golf Club, Himalayan Golf Club of Pokhara and Nirvana Country Club of Dharan are expected to tke part in the one-day event. Till date, 10 lady golfers have registered their names for the event.

Started to celebrate the millennium in 2000, the New Year’s Cup has become an annual fixture of Gokarna Forest Golf Resort, said the organisers at a press meet today. The winner of the tournament will get a holiday package from the sponsors. The package include four nights stay at Kuala Lumpur and two nights stay at Penang and round trip tickets by Qatar Airways for two persons. “The prize is a strong commitment on our part to assist in the development of golf tourism in the region,” said the sponsors in a statement. The tournament will be played over 18 holes in the stableford format with 3/4 handicap at the par-72 Gokarna Forest Golf Resort.

Gyan Amerasinghe, Area Manager of Qatar Airways; Deepak Acharya, golf director and golf instructor at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort; Subodh Rana, Managing Director of Marcopolo Travels; and Rajiv Shrestha, Director of Sales of Gokarna Forest Golf Resort expressed their views on the occasion.