As the summer progresses and the golfing greens get greener, one-day golfing tournaments are happening all over the Valley. The most recent was a tournament organised by the Shangri La Hotel at the Gokarna Golf Resort. 99 golfers, including diplomats and entrepreneurs, teed off on 28 April. The grand prize?a trip for two to Vienna by Lauda Air, accommodation there in a luxury hotel, and a 51cm colour TV?was taken by Pawan Chawala of Sun Apparels Industries who scored 40 stable ford points. The runner-up, Major DB Gurung, received a ticket for two to Bangalore and accommodation there at the Le Meridian Hotel.
The Soaltee Crowne Plaza is organising the annual Soaltee Challenge Cup on 4-5 May at the Royal Nepal Golf Course. The Soaltee has been organising championships and tournaments for the past 13 years. The Soaltee Challenge Cup, one of the most popular events on the Nepali golfing scene, was won last year by MB Limbu. Prizes will be awarded to not just the winners and runners-up in all age groups, but also for the most birdies, the closest pin, the longest drive, a lucky seven, and, oddly, the most elegant golfer.