Traditional “Snow Golf” tournament underway in Kalash Valley, Chitral

Gul Hammad Farooqi

Kalash: Traditional “Snow Golf” games are underway in the Bumburat sub-valley of the Kalash region of Chitral. Teams from different parts of the valley are competing to fight the cold and enjoy the days when other activities come to a halt due to harsh weather. Final match of the games will be held on 24th of February.

In this interesting and unique game the players have to hit a ball with a specially prepared stick, resembling a hockey stick and for several kilometers to collect the ball, made of wood or rubber. It resembles baseball, but the rules are quite different.

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