Yesterday was a great day for golfing, a bit overcast, temperatures in the 70's and just a light breeze. The event yesterday was a Pro-Am event that takes place before the actual tournament begins on Friday, and we like pro-am, love to see the amateurs swinging wildly away. It makes you appreciate how good the pros are.
|Ian Baker-Finch a Pro|
|Casual Hazard at the 2nd Hold|
At the age of 92 Wodehouse wrote, "If only I had taken up golf earlier and devoted my whole time to it instead of fooling about writing stories and things, I might have got my handicap down to under eighteen". Happily for us he didn't, so we can enjoy the richest of all mines of humourous golf writing, including many immortal lines.
He enjoys that perfect peace, that peace beyond all understanding, which comes to its maximum only to the man who has given up golf.
The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
Back horses or go down to Throgmorton Street and try to take it away from the Rothschilds, and I will applaud you as a shrewd and cautious financier. But to bet at golf is pure gambling.
The only way of really finding out a man's true character is to play golf with him. In no other walk of life does the cloven hoof so quickly display itself.
A golfer needs a loving wife to whom he can describe the day's play through the long evening.
"After all, golf is only a game", said Millicent. Women say these things without thinking. It does not mean that there is any kink in their character. They simply don't realise what they are saying.