About twenty of us turned out for the annual caddie tournament over the Castle Course last Sunday and we were blessed with a reasonable day. It was great to see all the old faces turn up and play, including a few retired caddies. Rory has now become a doctor in Glasgow and Duncan is undergoing his legal training there. I was in the fun company of Gary and Colin and we had a great game.
I surprised myself by managing to play golf again. After my two year layoff I did manage to get it round the course and my day was highlighted by a marvellous shank on the short par 3 eighth and a drive and a six iron to the par 5 last. So in some ways my game has not changed and kind of reflects my life in going from some level of heights to the dire depths.
For as we all know a shank is a near perfect shot. And of course we all know never to mention it when in golfing company, for unlike the Mulligan, it is sinister and foreboding and basically a bad egg of a word . So I would suggest we change the terminology and etymology a tad and call it an Armitage. That is much easier on the tongue and shouldn’t impel doom.
Anyway Meroe seemingly played a stormer and her team got the overall prize and I somehow got the best individual score and picked up my winnings of ten quid.
This takes my total career earnings to sixty four pounds forty.