Kathmandu, January 18:

Le Meridien Kathmandu Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa is organising the New Years Cup golf tournament on January 21. The tournament has been an exciting event since its debut in the year 2000 when the event was organised to celebrate the millennium and since then has become a permanent fixture on Nepal’s Golfing calendar.

Defending champion Tashi Ghale along with other 100 golfers from across Nepal are expected to take part in the event to be held at 18 holes, par 72, Gokarna Forest Golf Resort.

The participating golfers include those representing the home club (Gokarna Golf Club) and others from Royal Nepal Golf Club, Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Golf Club, Himalayan Golf Club of Pokhara and Nirvana Country Club of Dharan.

The tournament will be played over 18 holes in stable ford ¾ handicap format. Golfers will pit their skills to win fabulous prizes. This year again the winner will receive a golfing holiday package to Malaysia for two people. Tournament partners, National flag carrier, Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation and Afmosa Resort of Malaysia have sponsored the award.

The Himalayan Times is the official media of the event.

“This tournament since it’s inception has achieved tremendous success due to the over whelming participation from the members of the golfing community. Last year a total of 105 golfers took part in this event,” said the organisers in a release.