The inaugural Fishers’ Golf Day took place on Thursday 5 April. It was held at Hatfield London Country Club in Essendon.
With the first tee time booked for 13.04, Keith turned up at 13.03.
The course was in immaculate condition and a very proud steward/grounds man was determined to keep it that way. He pointed out to Kingie that mountain boots with ice cleats attached were not appropriate footwear on the course and gave him opportunity to:
a. Rent some shoes from the club house;
b. Play bare foot;
c. Something to do with sex and travel
Curiosly, Kingie went for option b.
A similar suggestion was put to Ross and Dean who had turned up in trainers. As the tears rolled down Andrew’s face, at the prospect of having to shell out more money on his boys the grounds man took pity and told them that they could wear them as long as they wore protective blue plastic overshoes on top.
Having played sparkling golf from the off Malcolm, Ross, Dean and Graham completed their round in about 4 hours. The next group back consisted of Anil, Si, Dave and Matt. They arrived some 3 hours later. No one can be quite sure why they took so long to complete their round but the 50 (yes 50) shots taken by Matt on holes 10 -13 might have had something to do with it. It should be noted that whilst Matt was playing the 12th Andrew (in the group behind) had time to walk to the clubhouse, relieve himself, have a cup of tea and hire a buggy in case of any further emergencies.
Robin’s attempt to assassinate Anil on the second nearly worked. However, Anil (unlike Robin) can run and was able to get out of the way.
A golf day wouldn’t be a golf day without a bandit and on this occasion the role was filled by Malcolm who hit 47 points (11 under par) in the best round of golf he has ever had, if you exclude the last fourteen tournaments he won with a score of 11 under par.
The nearest the pin award was won by Malcolm and the longest drive, Graham.
Quotes of the day:
Andrew (as Robin’s ball flies towards Anil’s head): Shhh, don’t say anything.
Robin (as Anil dodges the ball at the lat minute): B*ll*cks, missed.
Kingie: My ball’s under a tree what should I do?
Dave: How many shots have you taken?
Simon: Give up?
Dave: I’m only here for the bath.
|Hole||Yds||Par||SI||Booth||Egre||Watson R||Watson D||Watson A||Smith||Herbert||Cormack||Hughes||King||Marriott||Virji|
|G Booth 10||M Egre 17||R Watson 28|
|D Watson 28||A Watson 21||R Smith 28|
|J Herbert 24||K Cormack 19||D Hughes 21|
|M King 28||S Marriott 28||A Virji 23|