My Headline Apps company will soon launch a video game based on the death-defying challenge of playing golf in Afghanistan.
Among the Kabul Golf Club’s real-life obstacles: landmines, bomb craters, tanks, barbed wire, monstrous weeds and rocks, fire ants, and the prospect of incoming rocket fire. Oh, and Taliban snipers and kidnappers work the area.
My golf game was all the worse because I hadn’t played golf in 35 years, and the only clubs to be found in Afghanistan were right-handed – bad news for a lefty like me.
These photos were snapped when I played the course two years ago.