月別アーカイブ: 2016年4月

PNG Report

For those wondering how PNG was like….

Last week in PNG I stayed with a family who lives close the the golf course.
The house they are living in has a massive gate with barbed wires, along with a contracted security guard standing in front of the house 24/7!!
Due to security reasons most of the players stayed with local families (billets) because the majority of them have personal security guards in front of their houses!!

The golf course also had big fences and super sharp razor wires on top to keep rascals out. Apparently these “rascals” sometimes jump the fence and steal money and clubs from golfers by holding them at gun point or with a machete.
For the tournament week they had extra security guards around the fences!!

Some of the cars even have steel cages due to the high car-jacking rate….

As I have explained in the previous blog post, there was a tribal war about 5km from where I was staying and they attacked each others with knives and machetes.
However, there is a very low chance for any tourist to be involved in this sort of violence.

As for Malaria, there was one player who might have been affected by it and had to be taken to hospital straight after round 2.
I’m definitely going to get vaccinations before I go next time…

As for golf, the course layout was great. However, they didn’t have any rain for 2 months and they were in a drought.
But of course…there was a big thunderstorm on the first round which we had to suspend play for an hour.
It also rained extremly heavily on the evening of the 3rd round and the course was very muddy on the final round.

This trip was more of an interesting experience I will never forget!

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Yesterday I arrived in Perth!
PNG was a very “interesting” place…
Apparently there was a war between some tribes near where I was staying and they were attacking each other with bush knives and machetes….
There were so many security guards around the golf course to protect us from Rascals that jump over the fence!!
It was truly an once in a lifetime experience.

The temperature in Perth is nice and cool, around 20°C.
Its great to be back in Australia, and now I’m preparing for the Western Australian Open.

I went for a practice round today but the wind and rain was so bad I had to get off the course at one point.
Its going to be another interesting week!

PNG Open

Today was the last day of the Papua New Guinea Open.
I finished -3 and placed T21st.
The course was very wet today due to the big thunderstorm last night. And even worse, the humidity during the day invited crazy amounts of mosquitos!

I still haven’t got great internet connection to upload photos, but I will make sure I show you all my interesting adventure here in PNG!

Tomorrow I will be flying from PNG to Perth for the next event; the WA Open Championship!

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I am currently in Papua New Guinea to play in the PNG Open.
The weather was nothing like the prediction and was perfectly fine!
However it was still 29°C and with intense humidity.
I really surprised with the amount of security around the golf course with tall sharp fences, razor wires and security guards!
I did take a lot of photos, however, due to internet problems I cannot upload them yet. I will do it as soon as I can!

Papua New Guinea from tomorrow!!

Tomorrow I will be going to Papua New Guinea to compete in the PNG Open that starts on Thursday!
I am really looking forward for the trip, however, the weather predictions are horrible….
Lets hope I don’t get struck by lightning…!

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