I’m not a golfer. Never have been and never will be.
As a child, the only place to play golf in my hometown was at the country club. We were not members of the country club. So, no learning golf.
And now, well, I don’t have the time nor money to play golf. The expense of clubs and balls (and I would need hundreds of balls, that’s for sure), rental of a cart and green fees, well, the cost is simply prohibitive for me. And, who really has the time to give 4 or 5 hours to play 18 holes. I’d rather spend it with my family.
Maybe a mayor in the Philippines would have been smart to stay home. It seems that the mayor is being investigated for allegedly beating up a man and his 14-year-old son while golfing at a country club east of the capital of Manila, Agence France-Presse reported.
Nasser Pangandaman Jr., a town mayor and son of cabinet member Nasser Pangandaman, is being investigated after he, his brother, and their armed bodyguards allegedly beat up the two golfers Friday after jumping ahead of them to tee off.
The Pinoy pugilists reportedly punched and kicked the father and son as their bodyguards pulled guns on them to prevent other people breaking up the fight. The golfers were allegedly beaten again when they went to the clubhouse to file a complaint. President Gloria Arroyo has ordered the justice department to investigate the incident, according to the AFP.
That story certainly gives new meaning to letting others play through. I’ve heard of road rage. Is this golf rage? Or, maybe green rage?