Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Day out to Malaysia Ladies Open - Hanie n Dad

After a miserable 18 holes scoring 96 gross, yes not a good score for a handicapp 13 golfer, Hanie took me to the Eastwood Valley Golf course to watch the final holes at the inaugural Malaysian Ladies Open. Hanie was excited to watch the ladies hit the shot from the tee and at times was caught mumbling , "thats a good shot , isn't Dad". There I was smiling on my own wondering where did she learn to say those words at the very young age of 3. We did not follow the crowd but instead wait for the final group to reach the final hole. During the closing ceremony , Hanie was already started to signal some discomfort and later I found out she was thirsty. Then we rushed to the clubhouse , bought some can drinks and the smiles returns to Hanie cute face. We were on the 18th green during the closing ceremony. Hanie was smiling gazing at the crowd and also at the prize presentation. "One day she will be among the winning crowd ", me indulging into the world of unknown thoughts . Maybe yes maybe not , but she has taken the first step to watch golf at a very tender age. Wonder whats next ....?
After the prize presentation we went back to the clubhouse hoping that some golfers will sign her new cap. But upon reaching the stairs , I was greeted by some frens and qucikly poised the question to me , " Another 9 hole , shall we , KGM 4 pm sharp? ". Hey ! its 3.30 pm and I look at Hanie , smiling and signalling that we have to rush home . Lucky enuf Hanie did not hesitated and was smiling all the way to the car , and all the way home. Not realising her dad is already driving almost F1 driviers lookalike rushing thru the afternoon sunday traffic.
We reached home at about 3.40 pm and quickly guide Hanie to the door and wave goodbye. She was still with her smiles and wave back. After a quick look at the front gate hitting the other end , I did not waste another single second and rush to KGM. We managed to finish 9 holes and guess what , I played 40 gross with 1 double bogey and 2 bogey with the rest of the holes on par. Then I was thinking ...... play more golf lah....

3 comments:

Adam said...

A day out with daughter. That sounds nice.

Golf Addix said...

have u seen a happy 3 yr old gal walking and running and smiling at the same time? its a joy to watch them grow with those smiles..

PrincessRen said...

hi. i thought there is a program for kids to learn golf at a very young age in Sarawak. If i'm not mistaken lah... there's 1 in kuching though...