The inaugural Brigade of Gurkhas Golf Tournament UK was held on 26 June 15 at the Pine Ridge Golf Club near Deepcut.
Almost, 50 golfers from the brigade gathered at the club in the morning to take part in the first ever BG Golf Tournament UK. The tournament was organised by Capt Prakash Gurung (Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer) by kind permission of Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas, Colonel James Robinson.
There were some exciting prizes which were sponsored by some local shops and restaurants: Gurkha Restaurants Farnborough, Nirmaya Rodhi Ghar Aldershot, Pokhara Travels Folkestone, Gurkha Taxi Camberley and So Asia Camberley. The competition started with a group photograph in the morning. It was a beautiful and a perfect day for the golfers and everyone were focused on winning the individual and team prizes.
The tournament concluded at 1600 hrs which was then followed by an evening meal at the club. Everyone enjoyed their meal after a long tiring day and had a bit of chit chat before the prizes were announced. The prizes were announced as follows:
Longest Drive: Capt Mahendra Phagami (1 RGR)
Nearest to the Pin: Capt Dhalindra KC (Gurkha Wing Mandalay)
2 Best Approach: Sgt Milan Gurung (QG Signals)
Div AWinner: Maj Yam Rana (QG Signals)
Div B Winner: Maj Chin Thapa (2 RGR)
Div C Winner: Cpl Saujanya Subba (GSPS)
Div D Winner: Cpl Anil Gurung (Gurkha Coy Sittang)
Stableford point Runner Up: Sgt Diwash Rai (GSPS)
Stableford point Winner: Sgt Hum Rana (QOGLR)
Gross Runner up: Cpl Gajendra Gurung (QGE)
Gross Winner: Capt Mahendra Phagami (1 RGR)
Runner Up : 2 RGR
Champion Team : 1 RGR
The tournament ended with a raffle draw and a short speech by the organiser. All in all ,the first ever BG Golf Tournament UK was a huge success and this will be carried on for years to come.