Our rota started at Rosses Point and, as for the last three years, we were blessed with the weather. Yes, there was a light shower late on, but I don't think I have ever played links golf on such a still day. The tide was out but if it hadn't been we would have had a mirror reflection of Benbulbin in the waters that snake in behind the 10th and 11th holes.
It was glorious, whatever way you look at it. And the condition of the course was superb. The greens especially. I have never seen them so good.
|The 1st tee|
|View over 11th green|
|Approach to the lethal 17th|
|View back down the 17th with much of the|
course on show beyond
The golf? Well, that's another matter. As a team we didn't exactly dovetail... more like duckarse. Two one pointers on the opening two holes put paid to any ambitions we might have had... but then this isn't event to be taken too seriously. Three of the best courses in Ireland shouldn't be fought over. They should be enjoyed and adored.
That's my excuse anyway.
Jim, if you read this - love the Driver you made. Goes a mile... as long as I swing slow.