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Update 18: "Backspin"
Over 70.000W§§§ citizens are liveing at Lòng Chèng, no wonder that there is a golf club too. But also alota W§§ citizens are enjoing golf as well.....
But they haven't got the default country club with it's chip&putt course, no, they've got an old 9-hole golf course from back in the colonial times. And I'm going to show it to you today.
Btw: If anyone has questions about golf or specififc vocabulary: feel free to ask
The clubhouse is a villa buildt in the colonial times, Some bunkers, holes and ponds have kept their original english nicknames as well. Some villas buildt back then sourround the Clubhouse too.
The cobblestones of the parking space are the same ones as a hunderd years ago. You can see that golf is a less rich-domained sport than in some other countries, A Lada or a Dacia next to some big german limousines ain't a unusual pic there.....
The outdoor range has been taken away from the club after the islands won the "great war" against the britans who had occupied the country for such a long time. Social buildings for the homeless people should have been buildt there, nothing happened. Today it's still an area where they harvest rice every autumn. The club is not allowed to buy this land back, no one knows why.
The old golf course is evil from the beginning. Here at this picture you can see the first hole (bottom) where there is water to the right and out of bounds to the left. The hole at the top is number nine with it's two fairwaybunkers (nicknamed: evil sisters). The water inbetween is called Kimra's lake.
After playing the secound hole, golfers reach the signature hole (number 3)
Isn't it beautyful down there?
The 3rd green is heavy deffended again, alota water.
Here you can see number 4 (at the top, "General Patrick's Hole") and number 5.
...The "Ricey Hell" numbers 6 and 7
Number 8 is a short par 3, number nine can be found on the 2nd pic.
Stats: 9 hole par 35 (70)
Hole---Par---Lengh (meters, yellow tee)---HCP
Here you can see some of the colonial villas....
And here the whole course....
Some "golfer's vocabulary":
(some expressions may differ in various countries)
Bunker= A sandtrap
Fairwaybunker= A sand trap long away from the green
Green=Very short grass arround the hole
Tee=that's the place where you hit your ball the first time at a hole
Fairway=Short grass in the center of every hole
Semirough= a bit higher grass around the fairway
Out= out, ball is lost, rehit.
Signature Hole=That's the most beautyful hole, normally a golfclub shows an image of it at it's mainsite.
Par= info how many times you should hit the ball
HCP= Info how difficult the hole is (compared to the others on the course)
I hope you've enjoied this update.
Greetings from Lòng Chèng, Skimbo