There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain – socialising, eating… drinking. In absoluteness, the ultimate day of golf goes beyond the greens to which this column observes the neurological receptors, the gustatory and olfactory senses of both amateur and professional golfers all over this planet. We take a cross section of the golfer’s stomach and we probe the visual, the tactile, the fine motor controls of pleasure, going where no golfing publication has been before, right to the dopamine receptors and intestines of – the Golfer’s Palate.
Name: Garett Lim
Amateur/Professional Handicap – USGA hcp 13.2
Club Member of: Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) when the price comes down!
Which Golf Club 19th Hole (bar, beer, wine list, food) has impressed you the most
Love Rye Golf Club’s (East Sussex in the UK) full roast at lunch. Suit and tie, classic roast with wine, ports and cigars to finish. www.ryegolfclub.co.uk
Where is the most memorable meal (restaurant) you have had on a golf trip?
Rick Stein’s “The Seafood Restaurant” in Padstow, Cornwall, UK
Where have you dined recently (restaurant) that impressed you?
Kilo, at 66 Kampong Bugis by the Kallang River http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilo/161743873881681
Do you have a favourite regular restaurant?
Open Door Policy at Tiong Bahru, Singapore http://odpsingapore.com/
Do you cook at home and is there a dish you have perfected?
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, with roast potatoes drenched with duck fat. But only occasionally!
Do you enjoy wine? What wine are you drinking at the moment?
Enjoying Grosset Springvale Watervale Riesling immensely http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/2009/2007_apr_14.php
Have you had a new wine discovery lately – new region, variety or style?
Italian wines like Maculan 2007 Brentino www.maculan.net
What is the most enthralling golf course you have played on, in terms of dramatic scenery?
St Enodoc in Cornwall, UK http://www.st-enodoc.co.uk/
What is the most memorable golf holiday or destination you have been on?
Beunos Aires, Argentina. Fantastic gold courses, great wines, and big steaks!