I have previously written some mildly comedic limericks to celebrate various golfing highlights - originally as an ode to Europe's successful Ryder Cup defence last year and, subsequently, as a preamble to the Masters this year. As 2013 draws to a close (and the 2014 golf season starts), I thought I'd have another go. Enjoy.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
Day 3. The final chapter. La Cala was still cloaked in darkness when ten gladiators rose from their beds, dressed for battle and fuelled up for what lay ahead. For Team Richie, clad in European blue and sporting a 4 point deficit, the proverbial mountain was in front of them. They would need to draw on every ounce of skill at their disposal, as well as drum up memories of the Miracle of Medinah to snatch the unlikeliest of victories.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
After suffering a whitewash on Day 1 around Campo America, Team Richie had a mountain to climb on Day 2 as we tackled Campo Europa. Points were required to ensure they didn't suffer the ignominy of being beaten before the singles matches.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
So, having got up at sparrow-fart o'clock to catch my flight to Malaga, I'm pleased to report that EasyJet did their jobs very well & we arrived on time, complete with luggage. After a short transfer to the hotel at La Cala (pre-booked with ziptransfers.com, in case you are interested) we checked in with minimal fuss and the man on the desk also booked us our afternoon practice round on Campo Asia.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Well, the bags are packed and I am all checked in and ready to depart to Spain and the fabulous La Cala resort for the 6th running of the Harey Cup.
The teams have all been picked, the captains having made use of the latest technology to make their choices live via WhatsApp. My name came out of the hat second, so I'll be representing Team Matt
It all kicks off at 11am local time on Friday, so I have the pleasure of a day of acclimatisation tomorrow, when I can hopefully get a few holes in before the light fades
More updates to follow...stay tuned
I am the Part-Time Golfer
Monday, 21 October 2013
Now the professional wheelbarrows are out of storage, the golf 'season' is coming to an end, so as we look forward to earlier tee times, base layers and woolly hats when golfing, I realized just how slack I have been regarding keeping this blog up to date. Herewith my attempt at redress.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Following the announcement that Bethpage Black will host both the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup, I thought I would
rehash re-post the account of my Bethpage experience of May 2012. If you've never played this incredible course, make sure it's on your list.