One door Closes, an­other one Opens.

Golf Vacations (Malaysia) - - Editor's Page - Benny Teo MAN­AG­ING ED­I­TOR

This is­sue sig­nals the end of the first Golf Va­ca­tions Malaysia “Beauty & Golf ” pro­gram and to be hon­est, it has been a rather roller coaster few months since Va­lerie Chan and Amelia Liew be­gan learn­ing from Malaysia’s es­teemed teach­ing pro­fes­sional Chong Chee Ming.

As we all know, golf is a hard game to learn. It re­quires time, en­ergy, pa­tience, res­o­lut­ness, a dili­gence that never gives up or lets up, es­pe­cially af­ter spend­ing months pound­ing a lit­tle white ball and try­ing to see it fly.

As sport­ing pur­suits go, this is eas­ily the hard­est to learn, hard­est to play and sim­ply im­pos­si­ble to per­fect. Tiger Woods came close to be­ing im­mor­talised but even he had to en­dure a decade of hard­ship with­out a Ma­jor vic­tory af­ter trauma to both life and body had ren­dered him in­ef­fec­tual.

This year, signs are fi­nally show­ing that the most dom­i­nant player in the his­tory of the game is mak­ing a solid come­back. A Ma­jor win, no less, will ce­ment that fact.

But the story here is not about Tiger. And yet, it could be. Ev­ery golfer has a ‘Tiger’ jour­ney in them. Ev­ery­one goes through water­shed mo­ments when they reach an­other level in their game, only to find they have re­ally just be­gun an­other step ahead.

It be­gins when you hit that first ball and see it trickle down the sec­ond storey range and barely a cou­ple of yards out front.

It be­gins when you make that life-chang­ing de­ci­sion to hire your first coach, take your first les­son, and it be­gins when you take your hand­i­cap test and pass it.

Then you go on to break 100, break 90, break 80, heck maybe even break 70; for a golfer, it is a life­long jour­ney that never ends.

For Va­lerie, Amelia, and who­ever comes af­ter, the take­away is this - it re­ally doesn’t mat­ter who be­gan first. What mat­ters, is who con­tin­ues to walk.

In the end, I’d like quote a friend who I keep by my bed­side, and this is the ad­vice he of­fers: “Keep Walk­ing.”

We hear you John­nie.

back. till I find my­wayKeep walk­inglost in Port Dick­son. Talk about get­ting

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