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!