Siew, 72, and Brayden, 8, have common golf-related aim
They are 64 years apart in age, but they share a common aim.
Henry Siew and Brayden Lee want to to improve their knowledge of golf rules.
Because they are passionate about the game.
That is why the duo were among 41 participants who attended the first SGA-R&A Introductory Rules School R&A Level 1 course, run by the Society of Singapore Golfers (SSG).
Both Siew and Brayden did well in the examination after the one-day course at Orchid Country Club and were handed Certificates of Achievement.
Said: Siew, 72, a businessman who now plays golf once a month because of work and family commitments: "I have encountered situations where you can resolve different views only if you know the rules.
"Once I played with a single-handicapper who after two botched bunker shots came up to me and blamed me for his struggle, saying that I was standing on his line and was a distraction.
"How can I be when I was standing on the apron far from his line of play?
"I was not playing against my kakis, but I had joined a group and they were strangers.
"I left the situation alone as I did not want any dispute."
Brayden, 9 next month, a Primary 3 pupil of Rosyth School, wants to know the rules so that he can apply them correctly when the situations arise.
His dad, Allan, who sometimes caddies for him, said: "Brayden has been playing golf since he was four. He finds the golf rules interesting and he wanted to learn more about them.
"He is a keen golfer with a handicap index of 14.9, and played in the recent Inter-School competition at Marina Bay Course.
He shot an 89 and helped his school to third place in the team event."
The top scorer for the course was German Simone Filor who scored 100 per cent (those with 70 per cent and above received certificates).
The SSG is an apolitical and non-profit organisation whose primary objectives are to promote and stimulate the interest in golf and to serve and provide golfers with a wide range of services and programmes. It is managed by volunteers.
SSG president Raymond Tan said: "We had an interesting session where there was a lot of engagement. The attendees did well and the average score was 84 per cent."
I have encountered situations where you can resolve different views only if you know the rules.
— Henry Siew, who took part in the course with eight-year-old Brayden Lee