Played the best golf of my life ever at the Majestic Creek but still failed by two strokes to break 100. While other people seemed to find it a piece of cake to break the magical mark, I seemed to return a score of double my age very constantly.
I have about three weeks to go. Betting with somebody that I would do it before the stroke of midnight Dec 31, 2010. The likelihood is that it would be done in one of the golf courses in KL, though. There's also every likelihood that it would be done in the next decade.
But back to the Majestic Creek. Rated as a five-star international golf course, it was opened in 1993. It was also the third time I played there. The first two times were with scores that I chose not to remember.
Challenging it may be for some people, but for me one golf course to the next always seem to pose a problem. So long as there are bunkers, water hazards and bushes around, rest assured that I would find them with the utmost ease.
Last Thursday proved to be a bit different, as only twice did I manage to return scores of eights. The rest were either pars, bogeys or double bogeys. Actually it was mostly double bogeys. But for anybody who had never broken 100, 101 was probably the next best thing. All in all it was a great day for golfing although a Hua Hin tends to be a bit windy.
And for lunch we had some North-Eastern food in the town. Just before that we headed to the Hua Hin Hilton. Opposite the hotel is a shop called Par Chuea (Grandma Chuea), which sells one of the best mango and sticky rice you can ever hope to find. Good enough, in fact, even for a former Prime Minister (who shall remain nameless).
As for the I-san or North-Eastern cuisine, it was also sticky rice (but minus the coconut milk) with friend chicken and lots of fresh vegetables. We were attended to by one of the most beautiful boys I had ever seen. And I had seen quite a few during my travels, but nothing came quite close. I must be forgiven for thinking that he was a she at first glance. I was, of course, too polite to enquire whether he had in fact gone under the surgeon's knife, nor did I have any inclination to find out first hand. Some things in life should remain a mystery. Still I must admit the packaging was great.
Of course, to quote a lady friend editor of mine a while back:
"Big deal. They just have the looks. I have the ovaries." Yeah, right! Spoken like a true woman.
For Majestic Creek bookings, go here: www.golfhuahin.com/maj.htm