Having new firsts in the new year is always a good thing. And 2017 welcomed me to the gentleman's game.
Covered golf for the first time ever and prior to that, I was completely clueless about the sport and the governing rules and regulations. Reading about it definitely helped, but no matter how much you know about it, nothing beats the first-hand experience.
To sports junkies, golf can be pretty boring when you compare it with action-heavy sports such as basketball or football. And as a one-man team, following the leaders would be a good way to ensure that you meet assignment requirements.
And because I had never stepped foot into a golf course before (don't judge), day one of the event was spent on understanding the environment, access, players, and things I can or can not do. I always make a mental note to take it easy and be patient and absorb whatever that I can. Time will make everything fall into place.
As always, I'm grateful to the people around me - Maye-E, Wallace, Mark and Edgar, for sharing their knowledge and tips on covering the sport.