June 5th, 2013 by Karmun
Guess what we were up to last Sunday afternoon? =D
We decided to do something a little different from our usual brunch and mall-trawling and by recommendation from Sheena, decided to drop by the newly opened Citta Mall for a round of Mini Golf! Hehehe.
You might think it’s not anything new but this is the first time I’ve come across a mini golf place in Malaysia (yea we’re a little behind times like that, boo-hoo) so we were pretty psyched about putting our first hole! I’ve always wanted to have a go at it from seeing it all the time in movies and all (boy and girl goes on a date and it’s usually the movies or mini golf lol). Finally we have the chance!
Mini golf indeed, so much so that most of their other golfers there that day were mini in size too hahaha. We felt so totally out of place in that sea of what I’m guessing are no more than kindergarteners. But pretty cool isn’t it?! A little messy to take in at first glance but they have this numbered markers next to every hole so after some getting used to, you’ll be making your way around the course with no trouble in no time.
Everything about the place was so mini that the Ninja Rabbit had some trouble locating a club that was long enough for him hahaha. Some are so short they’re probably only about half a metre long! We joked that it looked to be made for Alfred hahaha. Too adorable.
Score-counting was simple enough. You write down how many strokes it took you to put the ball in the hole accordingly and the person with the least amount of strokes win. No fancy-schmancy golf terms and jargons as I was afraid of, luckily.
Here we go!
I’ve never golfed before — regular or mini — so I had no idea whatsoever what I was doing. I was probably doing everything wrong, from the way I was holding the golf stick (is that what you call it?) to how I was standing prior to executing my shot. See, I’m even talking in basketball terms now because that’s about the only game sport I know lol.
What do I think of golf now that I’ve had a taste of it?
I hate it. I really, truly, genuinely hate it. UGH.
I’ve never played something so frustrating before. If I hit it too softly it moves all but 3 inches. If I hit it too hard, it flies right out of the square box thingy, whatever it is you call it. Worst part? The ball, no matter how you hit at it, simply refuses to enter the hole!! I’m serious, it would rim the edges of the hole and then roll off elsewhere, anywhere but fall into it.
WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?? T_T
Many times I nearly killed someone with my flyaway golf ball HAHAHAHAHA and once even nearly broke one of their glass windows. People were looking at me with this look of caution in their eyes everytime I went near them LOLOLOLOL.
Then again, maybe it’s just me because the Ninja Rabbit seems to be doing fine, recording an average of two strokes per hole, maximum 3, all the way. Mine was somewhere in the double digits T_T
Thankfully the maximum number of strokes to be recorded is 7 so it didn’t look that bad on paper hahaha.
This picture of the Ninja Rabbit reminded me so much of Adam Sandler’s movie, Happy Gilmore lol. Here he is, a giant towering full grown young adult, waiting in line with little kids who come up to more than his waist, playing mini golf. Oh yea, you can book out the whole place and throw a party too if you like. Makes for an interesting party alternative don’t you think? I might just seriously consider that, only — oh yea, I forgot — I hate golf =.=
Halfway through, the Ninja Rabbit began to fancy himself a pro-golfer and started talking about tactics and strategies lol. It’s hilarious because this was mini golf, how do you take mini golf seriously?
The courses slowly but surely got harder and harder to get past too =(
The first few holes were simple enough to maneuver the ball around but come around the 5th or 6th hole, I was on the verge of rage-quitting lol.
I mean look! They had all these elaborate and complicated contraptions everywhere that made putting that ball into the hole almost impossible. Spinning windmills and and rotating barrages and what not. Who comes up with these things?? And this is all supposed to be kid-friendly? I can just imagine a kid getting his head stuck in one of those things while trying to retrieve his golf ball and in a freak accident, gets decapitated. (OK maybe I’ve been watching too much SAW haha).
My face when another of my hits did not go through as intended. Which was about 70% of the time we were there LOLOLOLOLOL. I am soooo bad at this, seriously. Gimme a basketball and I can give you a three-point without the ball even touching the rims of the basket, but this?? It has successfully made me feel like I have zero hand-eye coordination.
HAHAHAHAHA this was when I nearly hit the Ninja Rabbit with another of my flying golfballs. He jumped out of the way like I’ve never seen him before — all arms and legs flying everywhere like the tentacles of a giant squid. Everyone turned and looked at what the commotion was, it was the most embarrassing moment ever. He let me re-try the shot but needless to say, I was laughing too hard to execute anything considered remotely decent.
After a while, things got pretty boring. You just stand around and chase after this small dimpled ball everywhere it goes trying to put it into the hole. I was yawning incessantly by the time we reached the 11th hole, and felt scandalized when I learnt there were 7 more to go =(
The Ninja Rabbit says real golf is a lot more fun (when he got to play it, I have no idea) because you’re not just confined to this small little space where you can hardly move without tripping over either a platform, or a small kid lol. I suppose there is some truth in that, otherwise I can’t imagine why so many middle-aged rich tycoons love the game so much. I heard range-driving is a lot more fun too; anything must be a lot more fun compared to this! The only time I enjoyed myself was when I nearly give someone a concussion D:
It was boring towards the end, but it was still an afternoon well-spent laughing at our own stupidity and inability to play mini golf lol. Or rather, my stupidity and inability to play golf because the Ninja Rabbit did pretty well actually haha.
At least now I can say I’ve tried mini golf although whether I’d go back or not is another question altogether =P
Ending this rather abruptly because I’m still not done figuring out what to bring to Cambodia haha. We fly in 2 days! Only One more sleep till I get to pretend to be Lara Croft, Tomb Raider ;]
Have a great rest of the week everyone!