What a cracking afternoon at Royal Lytham & St Annes! And after a month of rubbish golf it was nice to string together a few decent shots on this beauty of a course. Our golf today was organised thanks to my uncle Wayne Goldstein who is a barrister in Manchester and wrote to the club explaining our quest. After a series of correspondence we were kindly hosted which was fantastic. As I write this blog post some 10 days later I can report we have not had the same welcoming from all English courses and arranging a round of golf has, at times, proved rather difficult.
We have been staying with Wayne and his wife Gail the last few days which has been fantastic. It has been a chance for me to get to know them both (prior to earlier this year on tour in Australia I had only met Wayne as a very young boy) and also recuperate in the comfort of their house. After our game at Lytham we got some bad news as I mentioned in my previous blog post and now both my parents and Wayne & Gail have headed back to Australia.
After our golf at Royal Lytham we all went out for dinner in Lytham. John & his wife, my parents, Wayne & Gail and us puregolf lads enjoyed a spot of italian to top off a cracking day. I would like to thank everyone involved, John for hosting us, Wayne & Gail for having us all stay (they've had 3 Goldstein, an O'Connell and a Patton) and my folks for coming all the way out to see us!
The golf? I've left that to a youtube style course tour which hopefully will do the course justice. If, for some reason you can't get on youtube - you should move mountains to watch this one - Royal Lytham & St Annes is one of my favourite courses of the year....
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