10 July 2009

Golf tour good model for other sports

The Surya Nepal Golf Tour will have ten events this season. As Kathmandu pretty much has a monopoly on the golf facilities in Nepal, the majority of events will be held in the capital though organizers have said they will take the Tour outside the Valley on a few occasions to try to spread the game across the country. The competing golfers will be ranked based on their performances through the course of the season and receive prize money accordingly.

National Tour, Calendar, Rankings and Prize Money - sounds like a good formula for developing a sport. Maybe other sports might want to emulate? This is exactly the sort of things the likes of the Badminton, Table Tennis and Archery association should be doing. And unlike golf they have less challenges in terms of facilities and attracting an audience.