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History Of Golf

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There are many sports which are famous for their strength, endurance and fierce competition such as boxing or free material arts and so on. However, there are sports which is professional, gentle and interesting such as golf. 


Golf is a ancient sport lasting until now. It has developed and adopted to suit our era. Golf is a sport using clubs to hit balls into many holes from a far distance on different terrains. Many people believed golf originated from Scotland. However, historians still debate on real history of golf. 

Games using sticks and balls appeared in 2600 BC in central Egypt. In many ancient tombs, people found out some pictures and relives showing men with sticks and balls. Name of this sport is still unknown, however, people assume it has been brought  to Mediterranean by trading. 

Ancient Greek continued traditional game with balls and had many relives describing a sport similar to hokey.  

Researchers links golf with Paganica-an ancient Roman game, in which a wooden ball or feather ball was hit by wooden sticks. Roman balls was bigger than today golf balls, their diameter was about 15cm. Aim of Paganica was hitting the ball into a pointed goal, a rock or a tree. 

All historians agreed the word 'golf' diverted from ancient German word 'colf' or 'colve' which means a stick used in a game with ball named kolven.

People believe Scotch added holes on ground to this game and changed rules of it. They turned it into a personal game.
The game with stick and ball became popular in England in early 1500s and was considered a game of dominant class. 

In Europe, modern golf was first recorded on the second of March 1672 in east Lothian, Scotland. 


Nearly 200 years later, 18 hole golf course standard was created in St Andress, Scotland. Actually, it was dropped down from 22 hole golf course. It was not recognized until 17 of October 1860, the day the first golf tournament was held - Open golf tournament- in Ayrshire. 
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What Is Solutions For Less Stifling Metropolis In HCMC?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In terms of improving quality of life in Ho Chi Minh City, there are a lot of different ideas come up with by the young Vietnamese people.
Le Ngoc Hanh, a native of Binh Duong Province, approximately 30 kilometers from the city, expresses a hope to make this city less stuffy as well as improve quality of life. Let to pay attention in the honesty shares of this girl.

Over the past several years, she saw shuttle buses carrying staffers and workers between Ho Chi Minh City and industrial parks in Binh Duong during the morning rush hour.
Many young people choose to in the southern industrial hub though they have to commute to work in these places as Binh Duong and Dong Nai Province.
When Ho Chi Minh is facing on the increasingly influx of commuters, people here are similar to stranded in hours with a lot of vehicles as well as dust, polluted air,…In addition, hospitals are full with a huge number of patients while schools have been coped with a massive migration boom. With a explosion in number of students enrolled in risen in recent years, it had pushed a big problems for authorities in HCM.
 She shares that she is not a Ho Chi Minh resident, but she is impressed that this city has been overloaded.
Sometimes, she travels back and forth between Binh Duong and HCMC. Although she is excited to came there, she always want to escape the hustle and bustle of this big city and the obsessive images of large bundles of electricity wires overhead.
Along with the luxurious mansions in HCMC, it is a home of many domestic migrants with a “changing life” dream. Many farmers leave their hometown to HCMC and they lives in slums in slums in the overcrowded, expensive metropolis. Some of them can do business by collecting and selling scratches or becoming a small vendor,…while the others stay at home and take care of children. Their children don’t have a chance to go to school so they probably have the same future as their parents.
Compare to her hometown, Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province, streets are wide and quite. There are many vacant seats in modern buses while a large number of apartments in high-rises is unoccupied. Moreover, the atmosphere is very fresh with a lot of green trees.
There are many places for entertainments such as parks, coffee shops, shopping malls, especially golf courses. After the success of the Vietnam golf team in sea game, people seem to pay more attention to this sport. As you can see, more and more golf clubs are built.
This city is home of nearly 10 million residents and it is in the progress of developing its substancial quality of life.
The administration must discuss master plans regarding HCMC problems have to face several years with the increase in the number of immigrant residents.
In her opinion, we should move a number of HCMC temporary and permanent city residents into Binh Duong and Dong Nai province. To make this come true,  the transportation need to be modern and flexible.
If we solve this problem, HCMC will relieve its burden. On the other hand, this would also help create the balance between the metropolis and neighboring provinces. It also reduces many problems arising in HCMC and many other nearby cities will become better places to live.
We can learn from lesson in Bangkok. Their city is so clean and beautiful. Most of residents lives in the nearby provinces or their hometown while they works in Bangkok. Could we make the same lessons for HCMC? This is a big question that need a lot of time to answer and a lot of effort from the authorities.
Source: Ken Best Blogger

The Popularity Of Golf In Viet Nam

Monday, November 6, 2017

Golf has recently gained popularity among adults not only over the world but also in Vietnam. In this blog, let’s discover the top five impressive golf clubs and golf rules in Vietnam.

Number 1. Da Lat Palace Golf Club, the oldest golf club in Vietnam. Located in romantic and beautiful scenery in Da Lat city, this club is also famous for its history. It was designed by a well-known architecture E. H├ębrard in 1923 under the King Bao Dai. It was then upgraded in 1990, and from then it is known as one of the greatest courses with 18 holes in Vietnam. The golf course here is designed with many various terrains such as sloop, water areas, tree, which are really impressive.
Number 2. Vinpearl Da Nang Golf Club. It is a 18-hole ground with above 150 ha in Da Nang, the most worthy city to live in Vietnam. Basing on the geography of a coastal city, the golf course here is designed with sand, marshy land, forest, and even sea creatures.  Besides, due to the location, golf players can admire the view of surroundings while playing golf. That may be the reasons why Vinpearl Da Nang Golf club annually attracts thousands of members.
Number 3. Vinpearl  Nha Trang Golf Club- the most challenging club in Vietnam. Located in Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang Province, it became Vietnam's first international standard golf course. This golf ground brings unforgettable experience for players when it is sited in the romantic valley, nearby a long white sand of 800 meters. The length of the course is approximately 7,000 yard with the total area of over 182 ha. The tee box is almost in the upper area, which helps players have excellent vision for hits.
Number 4. Another Vinpearl Group’s golf club is listed here. That is Phu Quoc Golf Club. Located in the complex of Phu Quoc Resort and Villas, it is well known for the view when architectures took advantages of the nature here. The course is equipped with 27 holes, and the area of over 100 ha with endless greens and impressive terrains. Golfers would feel more relaxed and comfortable when they are embraced by the nature, by sun, wind, white sand and greens here.
Number 5. Located in Ho Chi Minh city, Golf & Country Club is well known for events or golf matches held here. Golf & Country Club, originally called Thu Duc Golf Club, is divided into 2 wards: East and West. There are 18 holes in each ward with about 72 kinds of clubs. Designed by a Taiwan architecture, the club opened in December, 1994 with the area of over 300 ha. The club attracts around 500 players on weekends. Here is also the place to organize Vietnam’s first extended non-professional tournament.
Besides the top five famous golf clubs mentioned above, there are many other clubs being designed across Vietnam to meet the demand of golf players nowadays. I then believe that there are more impressive clubs in the future. Let’s enjoy golf now!
Source: Mr Reviewers

 

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