Two 28-year-old Australians from Brisbane took part in the international 18-hole Golf tournament in North Korea, pretending to be world-class players. Pyongyang has demanded from participants of competitions no official confirmation of their status.
Morgan Ruig Shay and Evan, friends since College, learned about the North Korean tournament, being in Beijing, where she played Polo, reports the BBC with reference to the Australian tabloid The Courier-Mail. Men allowed to compete as team Australia, after which they are left free of the DPRK.
The Australians had been concerned, entering into the country of Juche. “We were very nervous, giving our passports at the border. There are stories about how people never came home (from North Korea. – Approx. NEWSru.com)”, – told the newspaper Ruig.
According to him, at a tournament with a friend at first, just imagine players from Australia. “And they said, you Australian team. And we did not mind, thinking that we’d better play along,” he told Roig channel 9 News Brisbane.
To look convincing, friends dressed up in shirts and jackets, in which he played Polo in the colors of the national team’s green and gold. Clothing Australians put fake badges with the name of the tournament.
To participate in a two day tournament in North Korea are gathered 85 golfers from around the world. The competition was held at the Korea professional Golf course in Pyongyang.
To win awards in the course of the tournament the Australians failed. According to Ruiga, the carrier of Golf clubs characterized his game as “a disgrace to the family.” “We played very poorly… But we met some very interesting people, – said Ruig. The Aussie called the trip “a hardcore but amazing experience.”
Pseudoparticle of Australia held in North Korea for five days, having at that time not only to compete but also to enjoy the cultural program. Australians were brought on a tour of Pyongyang, where they laid flowers on the monument to the leaders of the DPRK.
The former leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il was opened at the Pyongyang sports complex for a game of Golf in 1987. The press reported that during his first game the General Secretary of the workers ‘ party of Korea got in 11 holes.