Big Ball and Soccer Golf
If bored of the beach and looking for more island activities, Koh Samui offers some alternative inland action. For one, there is Soccer Golf. I have heard of Mini Golf but the combination of soccer and golf was new and therefore had to be explored. After we arrived, paid 650 Baht per person (that’s a lot), we each had to choose a soccer ball and received a notepad on which to mark the amount of tries before you’d hit a goal, which in this case is a hole. The site looks like a golf course but instead of shooting the crap out of a small golf ball you get to focus your energy on a football that has to be skilfully shot into big golf like holes.
|Nice detail at the ladies loo.||Ready to hit that hole.|
|Borrowed Tomek’s hard case shoe for the grand kicks.||Ups. How did that ball get there.|
Missed by an inch.
Of course that one went straight in.
|Stripped of shoe – not of skill.||Making use of fine motor movements.|
Faking results while I am not watching – just taking pictures.
Had that a lot.
Maybe sports and money are not that important after all.
And finally we scored 86 points for Poland (which is not a country known for great soccer results).
Still earned our trophies.
The other activity demands less skill but more balls :) The Big Ball is a huge inflatable plastic sphere with a round entrance for crazy minds who like to ride it. It looks like a space vessel that you can enter with a transparent outside wall and inside capsule held together by strings. The Big Ball is actually meant to roll on water but Koh Samui has a turned the fun around. Instead of walking on water the ball is filled with water so that the passenger will not get stuck but can slide inside it while the ball rolls around – or down a ramp!
We just happened to arrive when the last Big Ball launch was being prepared.
That’s Big Ball’s way.
Down it goes.
Ball is being stopped (not by palm trees most of the time).
Big Ball goes to sleep.
A ride with Big Ball is 1200 Baht and after 2 minutes 1000 Baht without haggling.