The golf reminds me of a joke. A man golfer teased at a woman golfer. He said, “Hahaha… You women all got BOOBS. I wonder how you could swing your club properly!” The woman golfer replied, “We also could not figure out how you men golfers play golf coz you all got FAT BELLY blocking the swing!”
That’s my first impression about golfers. Golf sounds like the toy of high-class and rich people, the group who are always associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. After they hit the ball, instead of walking to the ball, they ride a buggy to get there, so lazy… Why people call this a “sport” ah?
Not only me, this is what others think of golfers. Because of a few company projects, I’ve been to a few golf clubs of Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei last year. I didn’t see many golfers were seriously overweight, though many are a bit fat, like other normal middle-aged guys.
The photos here are taken in Shan-Shui (means mountain and water) Golf Club in Tawau. I like this golf course coz of its nature surrounding. You would see monkeys and eagle while playing golf there. But be careful when you come near to this lake (see photo below).
Some golf courses are known for keeping crocodile as “pet”. For what purpose I am not so sure, probably to give more excitement and challenge for the golfers. If your ball lands next to the crocodile like the photo, what would you do to continue the game?
a) Feed the crocodile with one of your legs to exchange for the ball,
b) Run over the crocodile with buggy to kill it,
c) Bribe the crocodile with some $ to let you continue,
d) Appoint the crocodile as your director and offer it some $hare of your prize.
Usually options C and D are popular choices of Malaysians. You know what I am saying..
During my visit, this crocodile was protecting its nest nearby. May be it thought that golf ball was its egg too.. headache..
FYI, Shan-Shui also has the best Par 5 in Asia. But no worry, this par is to test your skill and decision-making. There is no crocodile there to test the courage of the golfers (though I think it is a good idea to test the balls of the golfers), lol…
Photos taken in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo