The papers were full of comments about the 16 taken by Kevin Na on a par 4 in the Texas Open. Not good – but little did I think we’d come close in the greensomes this weekend. Close; not 16 – but two 10s. Both due to bunkers. It took us 4 to get out of one on the 3rd, 5 on the 13th. The good news was that there was no point apologising to each other after the first few sand shots; also that the charity bunker payment is restricted to £1 a round. Bill Robson – for he was my partner – blamed the sand, and as it can’t answer back I’m happy to agree. We debated in the clubhouse whether to remove those bunkers but instead will take the slightly more expensive but constructive solution of getting new sand for the course’s bunkers. But they’d better not do that again. Elsewhere on the course, people were playing normal rounds of golf and in particular Tony Cawthorne and Bill Brook had a near-flawless round (was that normal?) giving them a net 55 and first prize. This should have set up Tony to do well in the Daily Mail Foursomes match with Ian Brown against Eyemouth on Sunday but unfortunately things didn’t work out quite as well. Daily Mail Foursomes – after it was all over.