Tigers, Pythons, and the Chittagong Club

I could have entitled this A Visit to Bangladesh, but that title is not very rhapsodic, is it? I was at Bangladesh this week to do some work for the Bangladesh Golf Federation. I flew into Dhaka and played golf at Kurmitola Golf Club, bringing my winning streak to an end with a poor round at that challenging course. You will detect a few deer in the enclosure behind me. The chital deer are safe from pythons and tigers there.

While at Dhaka, I gave a seminar about turfgrass management, then flew to Chittagong, spent a night and day at Bhatiary Golf Club in the hills where python stalk the Muntjac deer, and had a dinner and luncheon at the historic Chittagong Club. The next time you are at Chittagong, I hope you will have the pleasure of visiting the Club, as it is an institution, and deservedly so.

In short, I visited five golf courses on this trip, went shopping, avoided innumerable rickshaws, ate some excellent food, and was pleasantly surprised at the weather. The BBC's forecast was for heavy rain showers each day, but except for the short storm I encountered at Bhatiary Golf Club, it was sunny and dry, with fine visibility, and no tigers were encountered. I have posted a number of other pictures from this trip at the Asian Turfgrass site on flickr, which you can view here.

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