The Digital Journalist
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Kabul Golf Course, Afghanistan -- A sign marks the entrance of the Kabul Golf Club while an Afghan levels the green, Nov. 26, 2004. At a resort that became a battlefield, Afghans teed off on Friday in their country's first open golf tournament in more than 30 years. As is still the way in Afghanistan, the first shot of the day at the Kabul Golf Club went to the local militia commander, applauded by his men with shouldered Kalashnikovs. But organizers say they hope their tournament, contested by 40 local caddies in a picturesque valley just outside the capital, will help bring a new era in which the only risks are from golf balls, not bullets, flying down the fairways.