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On a recent trip to Malaysia I caught up with my old work colleagues Jason Winter and Ted Parslow of Parlow Winter Golf Design. I had worked with Jason and Ted in Malaysia from 1996 to 1998 for then called E & G Parslow and enjoyed every minute of it. Despite leaving Malaysia more than 20 years ago we have still remained close friends and always catch up for a game of golf in Malaysia or in the UK.

 

Jason letting one rip around the lake. Great strategy of how much of the lake to cut off.

Jason letting one rip around the lake. Great strategy of how much of the lake to cut off.

 

In August I played a game of Footgolf with Jason at his newly opened Footgolf facility in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The site for this first Footgolf facility in Malaysia is an old par 3 course which Jason and the team have transformed it into a really enjoyable footgolf course. The bunkers have been removed and the green mown a little longer. What I loved about the Footgolf course is that there is still a lot of strategy and risk/ reward options with the holes. I said to Jason that his Footgolf course is amazing because not only is it beautiful but it also requires thought on how to play the holes – not just to kick the ball as far as you can.

 

Another cracking hole with a lake on the left. The kids played off the forward yellow tees which was super.

Another cracking hole with a lake on the left. The kids played off the forward yellow tees which was super.

 

Also it is just so much fun for the family as demonstrated by my daughter – who doesn’t particularly like golf or football and enjoyed her round immensely.

 

Get in the hole ball.

Get in the hole ball.

 

I wish Jason and the team the very best with the first Malaysian Footgolf Facility. It truly is great fun for all.

 

Give it a try.

www.footgolfmalaysia.com.my

 

Written by Tim Lobb 11.09.18

WRITTEN ON September 11th, 2018 BY Tim AND STORED IN Tim Lobb

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