Carlsberg Golf Classic concluded today amidst a grandeur event at the Royal Nepal Golf Club today. The tournament witnessed the country’s top amateur golfers out at the highest level of competition, all for their love of golf. It welcomed 100 golfers who teed off on 29 and 30 April 2016 for the 18 holes stableford competition with maximum of 18 handicap for men and 24 for ladies.
This season offered prizes to participants in 15 different categories:
Winner – Mahendra K Mainali
Winner - Runnerup - RavinderSaini
Best Gross – PradeepBikramRana
Sr.Winner – Maj. Gen. Gajendra B. Limbu
Ladies Winner – Pratima Sherpa
Ladies Runner Up – PushpaRai
Guest Winner – Bijay B Shrestha
Best 1st Nine (net) – DamodarKhadka
Best 2nd Nine (net) – Maj. M.B.Limbu
Most Birdies - Pratima Sherpa
Longest Drive @ 11 – MithunRai
Closest to the Pin @ 12 – Shree Jay Acharya
Best Sportsmanship Winner - Ravi Raj Karnikar.
The winners walked away with the trophies and Carlsberg at the prize distribution function at the RNGC premises.
Philip Norley, Managing Director of Gorkha Brewery shared his experience, “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 further added, “This is probably the best start to a great golfing season of 2016. Carlsberg and golf have something in common- both require a high degree of passion and dedication. We feel proud about our association and we are confident about continuing the same with the various tournaments that we sponsor every year”, he added.
Major NK Rai, Captain RNGC commented, “Carlsberg Golf Classichas proven to be an excellent platform for competitive golf for amateur golfers. On behalf of RNGC, I must extend sincere gratitude to Carlsberg for their continuous support to amateur golf and also in making this event a grand success.”