The Datuk “Menace”
Hj Ahmad Awaludin | Pantai Dalam
I must bring to attention an experience I had many years ago. I was playing at a golf course in Dengkil with three friends when a caddy from the flight behind approached us at a par-3 tee box.
“I must apologize boss but a Datuk and his friends behind wants to play through. Is it ok?” the caddy asked in Bahasa Malaysia.
When asked why does this ‘Datuk’ want to play through, the caddy replied that he likes to play fast. I discussed this with my flightmates and we decided to let him pass through to see how fast this ‘Datuk’ and his friends can play. Although we apprehensively allowed this to happen, we were also thankful that they were indeed very fast players.
But this is wrong and totally disrupts other peoples game. I wonder why the club’s management condones this. After that day, I am totally convinced that money does buy power, and even your right of way on a golf course.