Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blind Golfing Handa Singapore experience

It was a great feeling and honour to be invited to participate in last month's Handa Singapore classic, held at the Singapore Orchid Golf and Country Resort. A timely opportunity to create more awareness about blind golf in this part of the world. There were 3 blind golfers involved, an Australian, an Englishman and myself, a Malaysian at the inaugral Asian Tour event. All three of us represented the International Blind Golf Association and we had fun time playing with blindfolded professionals to test our golf skills against the professionals. Several golf professionals from many different countries around the world participated vying for the coveted Handa Singapore Classic Asian Tour championship title.

Standing on the 1st Tee box was very nostalgic, bringing back memories of the times when I tee-off with sight. Now it is teeing without seeing. At the same time with the many media journalists, photographers and the Television crew around got me very conscious about my first attempt in teeing off at the tee box.

Click the link attached to see the highlights showing the blind golfers pitting their skills against the blindfolded professionals.

More challenging times ahead!

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