Ukrainian golfer holding out in Kiev, 3/3/22

05-Mar-2022

Mykhailo Golod is holding out in Kiev

From Golf Digest, by Joel Beall, 3/3/22:

“My golf course, Kyiv Golf Club, my home club, the Russians have occupied it. They’re inside the clubhouse and sort of making a camp for themselves,” Mykhailo says.

“It’s one of really only two good golf courses in the country, the other is in Kharkiv. And there, half of the city has been blown up. It’s horrible. I have friends there, I message them five times a day asking if they’re alright.

I’m not even asking about the course because it doesn’t seem to matter at this point. But it’s tough to think about.”

Read full article here 

...includes photos, video and background

One quite poignant moment is when Mykhailo expresses joy at Rory's lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Even sheltering from bombardment, golf for him is "like meditation" (as he describes his own practice shots).


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