Sunday, May 21, 2006

Golf Asian Tour | Brunei Open

Golf ... one of the most talk about sports nowaday.... families & friends are continuously persuading me to go the green with them .. though I managed to go to numerous driving ranges in Brunei & Australia, be it the real turf, man-made turf or even those multi-storeys driving range... and also hit some balls .. but I still have not got the chance to go the actual green hehe ..

I dunno.. not now perhaps... furthermore thinking of the actual cost of owning the club sets etc.. etc .. and with my photography interest.. Huahahaha that will gonna cost me a fortune .. unless I can make some money out of them.. then that will be a different case... btw name me some people who are really into golf and photography... if u can tell me.. they must have some big income.. and I'd love to do "business" with them ...

Anyway if anyone of u are wondering just how much each of them cost these are the rough figures...

GOLF: A simple golf set will cost u somewhere in the region of BND1000++ ... but it is just a very basic set, the cost will be much more higher once u indulge into a branded and ultra modern set with those carbon fibre shaft or even "Tailor-Made" , hehe excuse the pun.

PHOTOGRAPHY: A simple digital point & shoot camera can cost u few hundred dollars, but if u really fiddle with some knobs, then the cheapest Digital SLR can cost u around the B$2k +/- ... and with additional lens, speed flash, memory cards etc etc .. can get u easily to more than B$5k and if U are a pro. then the equipment can be in the 5 digit zone hehehe ...

Well enuff of that.... the Golf Asian Tour, the 1st Brunei Open was held in 2005 and this year around end of August 2006, it will also be held in the prestigious Empire Hotel & Country Club.

The superb golf course was design by world known Jack Nicklaus. This venue (Brunei Open) was pick as "The Venue Of The Year Award 2005" by the Asian Tour! Well done!

The players were really enjoying their tournament in Brunei as they felt that the course was very challenging, the view was magnificient and of course the accommodation was 1st class.


Many top golfers were in the Brunei Open: Danny Chia, Jarrod Lyle, Rick Gibson, Thaworn Wiratchant, and the Malaysian's Pro Alwi Kamaruddin, just to name a few, were there for the tournament.

Terry Pilkadaris won the 1st Brunei Open. and this year (2006) we'll see another Asian Tour in Brunei with the prize money of USD500,000!

With that I'll leave u with these photos which I took during the Asian Tour.
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The magnificient venue...








The official photographer I presume... Hmmm... look at those huge L Lens ... wish I could get hold of 'em ... two sets even ... man .... cool ...


.. baby spectator... future Michelle Wie ...?







... " So how's your game? " ..... "crap... but the venue's great ..."


.... weeeee.... look at me ... just one hand ......

... at another corner of the venue... ... cheap .... BND$10 for 100 balls ....

4 comments:

puzian said...

G-FerRo... buying golf equipment is cheaper than photography...but to practise and play golf is very expensive eventhough you are a member of Mentiri golf club... I was playing golf before get hooked to photography...

G-`FerRo said...

.. and also both require lotsa time .... time constraint hehe

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G-`FerRo said...

Thailand Golf .. sawadee .... I love travelling as well.... thanks for visiting this site .. and thanks for the kind comment ... will try to post interesting stuff regularly ....