After a few 1-hr training sessions at 5 in the morning, we were ready for the 第22回幕別パークゴルフ国際大会 (The 22nd Makubetsu Putt Golf International Competition). well, we were ready to play well enough so we wouldnt embarrass ourselves too badly… haha
not sure y, but 社長 (boss of hopeland) was so keen on this event that he sent out like 10 of his workers to this events (some japs, 2 viets, 2 taiwanese n me). the event was on last sat, jul 12. the event was actually much bigger than i had expected. since it seemed like everyone could join, even with zero experience in putt golf, “how serious could this be?” i thought. well, its a friendly match, so no experience was required, but it was very well organized n many of the players actually were quite serious about this (at least the way they dressed n equipped themselves haha).
we r farmers, the 鄉下佬, u c, so all of us went to the game w our boots on, n of course we got beeped n asked to put on the sneakers (白飯魚) they had for contingency as such
thats how we dressed when we went to our 5am training sessions
around 60 out of the 175 players were foreigners from all around the world. n at least 20 of these foreigners were from korea who flew to hokkaido just for this game. so to some ppl, this game is quite significant huh (there were some japs who came all the way from sapporo n some other cities in honshu too)
Best part of the day! 焼肉 BBQ Party after the game
my teammates, both r japs, nice ppl, kept encouraging n saying how good i played even i really sucked 😀
with my hopeland coworkers (the 2 viets r missing in this pic)