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August 29, 2022

World’s Top Golf Tournament

Mustang: A golf tournament was held on Saturday in Lowthang, Lomanthang Rural Municipality-5, Mustang, which is at an altitude of 4,645 meters above sea level.  

The organizer Lomanthang rural municipality has stated that it has set a record by conducting the tournament at the highest place in the world at the golf course of Lovathang.

Earlier, the Yak Golf Course at an altitude of 3,970 meters in Sikkim, India was considered to be the highest golf course. Gandaki State Assemblymember Indradhara Bista said that the golf tournament was successfully completed at the highest place in the world.

“The tournament was conducted with the participation of 36 players”, he said, “We managed to make a record by playing golf at the highest place in the world.”

81-year-old Dr. Rita Thapa inaugurated the competition. Official Bhu Bahadur Gurung informed that Shyam Tamang won the men’s side with 22 points and Susma Singh won the women’s side with 15 points.

Balaram Thapa who scored twenty points was the first runner-up, and Ravindra Sammy got the title of Gross and Longest Drive.

Official Gurung said that Shyam Simkhada has won the title of the largest golfer by hitting the golf ball the farthest in one shot.

In order to promote tourism and develop mountain sports in Upper Mustang, Lomanthang Rural Municipality allocated a budget of Rs 1 million.

“Last year, the technical team of the golf game reached Lomathang and inspected the place”, said Tsi Narvu Gurung, chairman of the rural municipality, “. After the team identified a suitable place for the golf game, we conducted a competition to attract tourism.” Lowthang is located on the way from Lomanthang Bazar to West Dolpa.

Motor road has been extended to reach there. A golf course has been made in a grassy field in an open area of ​​about three kilometers wide.

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