9th January 2015
The Final Round of the Garuda Golf Challenge 2014 was held in Bali. Pakdokter led a group of 15 RSGC Buayas in a tournament participated by about 160 golfers from all over Malaysia. The winners of the 7 Qualifying Rounds held in 2014 were fully sponsored by Garuda. The rest paid a real value-for-money package which gave us this great opportunity to play in first class golf courses in Bali.
Pakdokter had also invited pakdokter's friend from Biwako Country Club in Kyoto, Japan, to this tour. PakKenji Yamashita was initially supposed to come with his wife, IbuKeiko Yamashita, unfortunately, Keikosan injured her left knee a few weeks ago and had to give this trip a miss.
Kenjisan flew in from Osaka on the 8th January, spent the night at the KLIA hotel and met up with pakdokter and the rest of the contingent early morning on the 9th.
The Garuda flight from Kuala Lumpur took us to Jakarta where we transited for about 2 hours before the domestic Garuda flight took us to Bali. We arrived at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport at around 2 pm and the golfers were taken straight to the New Kuta GC for a practise round.
pakKenji, pakHazrain, pakAkib and pakTomas
at the arrival hall of Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport
about 100 golf bags organised for transfer
from the airport to the golf course
pakdokter's partner, Fareeda, and Ibu Fiona Omardin
were amongst the few accompanying persons
the ladies were transferred to our hotel for a free and easy day