Bukit Jambul Country Club was crowded with golfers and cars early this morning
as some golfers staged a protest against the Bukit Jambul Country Club management over the newly implemented rule which forced golfers to use the buggy instead of walking.
Some of the golfers showed intense dissatisfaction over this new rule which prevented golfers from walking around the golf course and are pleading with Penang Chief Minister to intervene in the matter.
The protesters, mainly golfers, retirees and pensioners gathered as early as 6.45 am at the entrance of the golf club to show their dissatisfaction by holding a banner reading ‘Sakamoto Robs Our Walking Rights’ and another appealing to the CM of Penang ‘Lim Guan Eng Please Intervene’.
According to one of the oldest member of Bukit Jambul Country Club, Charta Singh claimed that this new implemented rule had led to dissatisfaction among all golfers.
“I’m alive because of the walking exercise”.
“We cannot do much and I hope this publicity will bring about reconsideration by the management on this issue”, said him.
He also pointed out that they as patrons of the club are ineffective as the golf club belongs to the state government and PDC.
Another golfer Tony Lim expressed his frustrations about the buggy rule as he felt he still prefer to maintain his healthy lifestyle by walking instead of taking the buggy ride.
“I would say that we are here only for our exercises and I want to walk for a healthy lifestyle”.
“Just leave us alone and allow us to walk”, pleads Tony when asked by Komunitikini.
Another pensioner who shared the same sentiments was Goh who stated that he was devastated by the new rule.
“I would like to see a compromise and I do not mind forking out money for walking fees,” said Goh.
Goh added he would like to at least know the reason behind the restriction of walking on the golf course.