Recognition for Big Hole Golf
Malaysia Book of Records names Palm Garden GC as first BHG centre
Palm Garden Golf Club was honoured recently on June 1st when it was awarded as the first Big Hole Golf centre by the Malaysia Book of Records.
The award was presented by Malaysia Book of Records founder Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi to Brandon Chin, the club’s general manager at a ceremony held at the club.
Also supporting the initiative was the Malaysian Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) whose objective is to help increase the number of inbound golfers into the country.
Big Hole Golf was founded by Australian Murray Blair in Melbourne and is currently played at 80 golf courses in Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom and South Africa.
The distinct difference of BHG is that the cup measures eight inches in diameter as opposed to the standard four and a quarter inch cup. As the rules set out the flagstick must remain in the hole throughout play.
BHG is basically a fun golfing format that takes less time to finish (about 3 ½ hours) and makes it easier to hole out, thanks to the bigger hole.
Big Hole Golf can be played using the ‘fast ball’ format which is played similar to ‘scramble’. The design of the game also helps to attract new golfers to take up the game.