One of the difficult holes in golf is the sixteenth at the
Cypress Point Country Club. It's a challenge to all but excellent players, for
the tee shot must carry more than two hundred yards across an inlet of the
Such was not the decision of His Royal Highness Sultan Haji Admad Shah, King of Malaysia.
A few of us were lunching at the home he had leased in Woodside.
His wife was undergoing treatment at the nearby
I knew he was an avid golfer when I asked, "Your Majesty,
how did you do on the sixteenth at
We were out of doors, but he immediately rushed into the house and returned with a large color photograph of this famous hole.
I asked again. He smiled and proudly announced he'd reached this difficult green in one shot, a remarkable achievement. But, then, he frowned.
"Sir?" I asked.