Think Young, Play Hard
Make way for Daeng Abdul Rahman.
COMPILED BY ROGER RODRIGO
On your start in the game I started getting interested in the game around three years old. One day I took a broomstick in my house and started to swing, and my dad asked me if I was interested. I said yes of course.
I started hitting balls at the range of my home club, Johor Golf and Country Club (then Royal Johor Golf Club) at age four. By six, I was playing in competitions at the club like the SportExcel tournaments. I won my first SportExcel tournament in the Under-8 category in Penang. On your passion for the game While I played football, hockey and badminton in school it was golf that I found I could play well. It’s something about the game, it promotes patience and I like the surroundings. You always want to know more about the game as you grow. golfdigestmalaysia On dislikes Of course I share with other players things like slow play and weather delays. I have followed or played with slow players but you have to be patient, as there’s nothing you can do about it as the matter is in the hands of the referees. I have played in tournaments with rain delays and it is very tiring. This was the case during the SEA Games in Singapore. Almost every day we went in and out to play, it was not easy and it affected the results as well.