Sunday, April 25, 2010
15th Baiduri Masters 2010
Being a part-time staff of Baiduri Bank, I was recently assigned to help out during the Baiduri Masters 2010 charity golf tournament.
I was there only for Day 2 & 3 of the tournament though.
It was my first time witnessing and being involved in any golf tournament. So I was pretty sakai
and new to all these golf stuff.
I don't even know the rules of golf, let alone how to play the sport.
My job there was only to help out with the golfers' registration early in the morning and giving out the goodies/freebies which included the tournament T-shirt, an American Express branded towel, Srixon golf-balls and so on.
After Day 2 of the tournament, I saw a goodie bag containing the tournament t-shirt, towel, and even a pack of cigarettes with a lighter in it at the lost & found area. It is said that they were found in one of the golf carts.
I wonder if it was purposely or accidentally left there, but hey! Whoever left it there could've just gave it to me!
According to ranoadidas.com, around 330 people have registered in Day 2 & a hundred plus in Day 3. So that's roughly how much goodies/freebies I helped to distribute.
Pretty easy job though, but unfortunately, the shift starts from 5.00am till 7.30am. So when I've reached the RBA Golf Club, the sky was still pretty dark.
And what's worse is that I'm one of the earliest (3rd actually) to arrive! Everyone else who were supposed to be there was super late (next person to arrive came at around 5.45am). Even the earliest golfer to arrive was at 6am.
It was a boring wait. It did not turn out any more exciting-er even after the wait.
But what's interesting is that I get to see lots of really rich people during the registration. Almost everyone who plays golf are rich. Or maybe just everyone.
As expected, the parking lots were quickly filled up. There were lots of really expensive cars parked outside.
Check out this Chrysler I spotted at the entrance.
I'm sure everyone will put a better performance if this Chrysler is one of the Hole-in-One prizes.
Or these golf carts. They run quietly, smoothly, they're automatic transmission and I don't think it's available in any of the car showrooms yet!
But well, being a charity tournament organised by Baiduri Bank Berhad, which is a subsidiary of QAF Group, it comes with no surprise that all the Hole-in-One prizes are cars that you can find in QAF Auto.
The prizes include BMW 530i, BMW X1 2.0d, BMW 320i, Land Rover Freelander 2.2d, and of course...
the Porsche Cayman S!
When it reached 7am, all the golfers went to their respective golf carts and went teeing off.
At this point, I'm not sure if the tournament/match/game has actually begun because there were no game officials/referees around that I even saw some people picking up the golf ball from the ground.
Is this legal?
Or does golf even need any referees?
I've never seen so many golf carts lining up together before.
Luckily, there are refreshments provided. When all the golfers went teeing off, that's when I get to eat.
The foods wasn't really all that nice but I really enjoyed the egg whites.
Refreshments include rice, beef rendang, fried noodles, kelupis, eggs, fruits, tea and etc.
The last thing you want to happen is to have golf balls flying from afar and then hit you hard on the face while you're eating. Terus Kong Ka Kiaw
The refreshments are catered by Jessamine Cake House.
It's been a while since I've been to Jessamine's.
I remember Jessamine used to be really popular for it's Roti Prata, Roti Tissue, Roti BOM, roti so on, Teh Tarik, their black & white tiles and etc while it's still in Kiulap many many years ago.
Now I'm curious where the main restaurant is located. Any idea?
Overall, it was a good experience being assigned to help out in this tournament, but screw the early shift time of 5am.
Golf is an expensive sport.
There's this saying that once you've actually played the game, you'll get really addicted, but I'm still not totally convinced, though the golf-equipment shop at the RBA Golf Club do have some really nice golfing apparels and accessories.
A golf shoe would cost you hundreds. A golf club would cost you thousands. A golf membership would cost you tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands.
It's a game enjoyed
only by the rich
also by the young & the old.
But what I really don't get are the HOLES.
Why are there so many holes?
For different holes you shoot in, you get certain prizes.
So what if you managed to shoot 'hoe number 1'
?? I'm guessing that you'll strike the
Okay, lame. :D
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 7:09 PM