The video will tell all, so I won‚??t keep you. ¬†A few words, however.
On 6 June 2010 ‚?? Mike‚??s 25th birthday ‚?? Murphy‚??s Law was in force. ¬†Everything that could go wrong went wrong.¬†
1 hole in on The Retreat Course at Sea Island and an Almighty Storm hit. ¬†Decision was made to drive early up to Hilton Head, to play there instead. ¬†30 miles short Dodgy‚??s A/C compressor gave in. ¬†All hell broke loose under the hood, and we were stranded on I-95 under an overpass. ¬†Charles a charming chap whose father was a WWF wrestler I used to watch on TV as a boy came and towed us up the road. ¬†It was getting dark (about 6.30pm) and we didn‚??t have a course to play. ¬†Or a car to drive around to find one. ¬†Clubs on back; walking round Hilton Head Island; looking desperately for a flag or a bunker. ¬†All concealed by the carefully protected flora 'round 'ere. ¬†Found one ‚?? walked straight through the security gate and onto the 6th hole. ¬†Rain came down Torrentially. ¬†3/4 clubs each ‚?? speed golf. ¬†Camera was getting soaked, so Mike gave it to an unsuspecting passer by (and asked him to go on puregolf2010.com, find our number, and call in an hour). ¬†He didn‚??t call. ¬†But we finished our golf just before dark (in one hour 40 minutes), and traipsed back ‚?? dejected and knackered ‚?? to Main Street.
The silver lining to all of this ‚?? this Debacle of A Day = was the hotel room the Chamber of Commerce here had very generously set us up with. ¬†Main Street Inn. ¬†Must be 5 star. ¬†Couple of pics below. ¬†Lap pool 15 feet from my door (accompanied by a spa, of course); the best breakfast in the South; and a bed bigger than Texas. ¬†As frustrated and tired as we were, putting our heads to rest at Main Street Inn went some way to Making It All Better.
Tomorrow we have the most incredible composite challenge ahead of us: 18 signature holes from 18 golf courses on Hilton Head Island, finishing on 18 at Harbour Town (the one with the iconic red and white lighthouse; where they play The Heritage Classic on the PGA Tour). ¬†If we manage to wake up, it‚??s going to be something special. ¬†
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