BOO! Best Ball Tournament-A A +A
By Imee Garcia
Thursday, October 11, 2012
ONE afternoon, a very wealthy politician was headed home after a round of golf. He was riding in the back seat of his limousine and upon reaching the exit of the golf club, he looked out the window and saw two pathetic-looking men on the fairway by the side of the road, eating grass. He ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate. He asked the men, "Why are you eating grass?"
"We have no money for food," the first man replied. "Then you must come with me to my house," insisted the politician. "But, sir, I got a wife and three kids here," said the man. "Bring them along!" replied the politician.
The second man exclaimed, "I got a wife and six kids!" "Bring them as well!" the politician proclaimed as he headed back to his limo.
They all climbed into the car, and once underway, one of the men expresses, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you. Siguradong iboboto ka naming sa coming elections." The politician replied, "I am most happy to do it. You will love my estate. The place is filled with grass and the grass is almost a foot tall."
Very bad politician! Dapat lagyan ng sabon ang bibig niya. Hehe. Good luck to all the candidates who registered for the coming elections. And to my dear fellow voters, vote wisely. Choose the ones whom you know will protect your rights and freedom of expression.
I have no winners to congratulate this week. No tournaments. But, I will talk about this interesting fund-raising golfing event that is happening this Oct. 14, 2012 at Apo Golf & Country Club. It is called ‘The First Ever BOO! Best Ball Tournament organized by the ADDU HS batch ’87.
Why is it interesting? These are the rules as stated in the poster: ‘ALL non-physical distractions, ALL forms of noise, ALL allowed while your opponents are addressing, making their backswing, downswing, or even putting…ALL in the spirit of FUN and CAMARADERIE!!!’
Additional rules: ‘Cellphones must NOT be on silent mode!’, and Music in the golf carts must be LOUD!’
Sounds like a lot of fun. Sayang, can’t play. I am currently undergoing physical therapy sessions for my injured arm because of the previous two big ladies tournaments. Doc Bobby Bandolon, thank you for the invite. Next time, I will definitely join. Good luck to the participants!
Please be reminded that this is a fun tournament and it is a fund-raising event. There is one thing missing in the poster though. They should have stated there that bawal maging pikon. I heard that when some players did their practice round, nagpipikunan na. Oh No! Remember, your woods and irons’ purpose is to hit a golf ball, not your fellow competitors. BOO!!!
Change topic. Do you miss Lanang Golf Club? If so, then visit SM Lanang and go up to the second floor and step outside to look at the view. One way to get there is to go up to where the theaters are and on the opposite end is the exit. Step outside and look at the view.
The shape of some of the fairways is still noticeable. And, if you look closer, you will see the bridge made of stone and coral of hole number 7.
Remember that hole? It is a par 5 dog leg to the left. And before the green, remember there was a pond. After you pitch to the green, you cross the bridge on the left side—that bridge. If you see it, guaranteed, you will smile and feel a little sadness. I miss Lanang Golf Club.
FYI, if you are wondering what happened to the grass of the greens, some were brought to Seagull Resort in Buda. So, if you feel like saying hello to the turf you kept stepping on for several years, visit Seagull and say hello to Lanang Golf Club’s greens.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 12, 2012.