Nepal begged the gross champion for Open Golf Championship-2017
During the four days open golf championship 2017 which started from 14th September, Nepal took home with winner’s trophy and Samsung Galaxy A5 for gross champion in major category.
A 25-year Ziwang Gurung from Bhutan begged the prize for gross first runners up and took away home with a trophy and Samsung J7 Prime phone in major category.
He said that its very encouraging for him as it paid off his hard work but still felt some challenges that despite of playing good in the first day, he had very tough time in the following days.
“So it’s my good lesson to make sure that I don’t repeat the same mistake in the next tournament.”
The general public had the notion that the game golf can be played only by rich and old but Bhutanese youth must take advantage to play as the federation is reaching out to various schools to encourage our youths to take part this game, Ziwang added.
“We have to break this stereotype that golf can be played only by rich and old men.” It’s such a great sports that physic doesn’t matter unlike other games.”
Tanka Bdr. Karki, 25 from Nepal, who begged gross champion, said that he is glad to receive the champion of the match participating for the first time.
He said that for the golf he had undergone training even in Singapore. So it has paid him well off.
Besides begging the gross champion of the match, he also took home a trophy and Phillips coffee maker as team winner for team category and trophy for champion in amateur category.
Gross 1st Runners up, Ziwang Gurung also begged trophy and Bajaj juicer for team’s runners up and Philips coffee maker for second day best gross.
Karma Wangchuk took away home with plaque and Philips coffee maker for longest drive and plaque and Samsung J7 Prime for best Nett in minor category.
While, Dr. Jigme Singye took away home with plaque and Philips coffee maker for closest to pin in minor category and Norbu L Tshering took away home with plaque and Philips coffee maker for maximum birdies for minor category and also Samsung J7 NXT for combo holes.
Another Samsung J7 NXT was awarded each to Dasho Ugyen T Dorji and Samdrup Dorji for lucky holes and wooden spoon respectively.
The Bhutan Zimdra open Golf Championship 2017 was sponsored by Zimdra Industries Ltd. and Bhutan Olympics committee as its annual events.
And the participants were from Bangladesh, Afghanistan , Nepal and along with the international players and more than 73 local golfers also participated in the tournament.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Zimdra Industries Ltd, Dasho Ugyen Tshechup Dorji donated golf sets for amateur and junior golfers to the Bhutan Golf Federation.
The Minister for Education Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk disturbed the prizes to the winners of the National Golf championship 2017