Monday, April 28, 2008
Corballis. A links course. A public links course run by Fingal County Council. And boy is it fun! Dangerous too, but you’re unlikely to find a links course anywhere in the world that offers some fine links holes for 20-odd quid.
Nursing a continuing dodgy foot, I walked Corballis (having played St. Margaret’s in the morning), carrying a 7 iron to hit a few bump shots around the green. I was stopped by a very irate Superintendent as I approached the four new holes (4 to 7) as I was ‘playing’ the course when I hadn’t paid a green fee. I explained what I was doing but he wasn’t remotely interested. And then he threw that most wonderful of lines at me. “I’ve been a Superintendent here for 30 years, and I have never…” blah, blah, blah!
Yet up ahead there was a six ball playing, which didn’t seem to bother him, and after he drove off in his van he merrily drove along the third fairway. [Photo of the 2nd]
Now, I know he was only doing his job, but if I wasn’t so polite I’d tell him where to stick his 30 years.