Saturday, 15 January 2011

Over the rainbow

Why is Saturday’s weather the worst of the week? This was my thought as I drew the curtains and looked out on dark clouds and high winds. High wind can be fun but rain is bad, rain in wind very bad. The view in the clubhouse was that rain was not an option so I went out along with about 18 others – and it was one of those days where the wind kept rain off the course. However, towards the end of the round a rainbow formed out to sea - with the clubhouse at one end. An optimistic sign. (The weather IS worse on a Saturday, by the way: lots of studies have been made into this. The simplistic reason is pollution.)
It’s a game of two halves. That well worn sports cliché described my game, with 9 points on the front 9 and 19 on the back. Pars took their time coming, but I managed three on the last 3; and thanks to partnering Peter Sanderson this gave me a couple of net threes: Geoff Hulley had thought his birdie on the 18th was enough to win a match which had been close all the way - but sadly (for him and Luggy) my net three meant we halved. A game of three halves, in fact.

The Brass Monkeys event is now in full swing, with an imposing new notebook to record the scores. Today there was a paddle, the wind restricting the two best scores to 35. Inevitably one was Trevor Thompson in the lead after his 43 points last week.

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