Besides weddings, portraits and parties, I also photograph corporate events for various organisations.
I was invited to photograph Pharmaniaga‘s Invitational Golf Tournament last Sunday (2 August 2009) at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. The registration started at 6:30am followed by breakfast, a short briefing to participants, group photo, tee-off, prize giving and lunch. The event ended approximately at 3.30pm.
Most of the invited golfers were from the medical line such as Professors, Doctors, Pharmacists and representative from the Malaysian Health Ministry.
This was my first ever golf shoot and I was thrilled to have been exposed to it. I’ve learnt a little more about golf… to me it seems like a game of strategy, patience and small talk. It can be either a very enjoyable game or a boring one, depending on the type of person you are. I found it most interesting as it was something new to me.
A huge shout out goes to Cik Mas & Mr Manen from Tropicana who helped me throughout the day and a big thank you to Pharmaniaga as well for giving me the opportunity to shoot the event. I enjoyed the experience immensely.
Tips to photographers planning to photograph a golf tournament:
- Its good to remember a few golfing terms or lingo so as not to be ‘blur’ on the day – Click me
- Never stand in front of the golfer for safety reasons and do not distract the golfer when he/she is about to tee-off. Try to take your shots during practise swings or after the golf ball has been hit.
- Bring along an umbrella, suntan lotion and a cap to weather all types of weather. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and a good pair of walking shoes. Keep a bottle of water close by as it may be a swelteringly hot day!
- It helps to be a morning person, as you have to be up early. Try to shoot with at least 2 photographers especially if its an 18-hole golf course.
- Its best to recce the golf course earlier and arrange for a buggy in advance. Try to ride with the golf marshal or golf official if possible.
To view more photos of this event, head to Pharmaniaga Golf Invitational Gallery