A loop in Nepal, and a little something for the effort
27 Dec 2018
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

Nirvana CC/Facebook photo
Nirvana CC/Facebook photo

It’s certainly the slow season in golf, but competition is beginning to ramp up across the globe. This week marks the start of the Surya Nepal Eastern Open at Nirvana Country Club in Dharan, Nepal.

Remembering Carl Spackler’s famous loop for the Dalai Lama in Tibet (“There won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness,”), an article in The Himalayan Times previewing the event made us do a double take. The 54-hole event includes 34 professionals and 22 amateurs.

“Top pros and amateur golfers of the country have already arrived in Dharan and are getting (acclimated) to the playing conditions of the beautifully laid out Nirvana Country Club at the Ghopa Camp,” the Nepal PGA said in a statement. “The course set in the midst of pine trees is a piece of architecture laid by British Army officers. The Golf course has been tweaked up for the tournament and will test skills of the best golfers of the country.”

The event is the third tournament under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour for the 2018-19 season and features a total purse of 661,500 Rupees (that’s roughly $9, 421).

Finish in the top 25 unless you want to get stiffed – otherwise, a little something for the effort.

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