Yesterday I made a rookie error. I turned to Michael and said, "isn't it remarkable that we've not had a cold, wet, windy, miserable sod of a day throughout an English October?" The next day - today - we got all of the above. I knew my error as soon as I'd made it.
At Moortown today we got blown around, mildly soaked, and generally battered. This was entirely at odds yesterday with the mild and indeed pleasant weather we had yesterday at The Alwoodley, which not surprisingly endeared itself more to us - probably because of the conditions.
They held the Ryder Cup here back in '29 - a fact that's drawn to your attention as you enter the Moortown driveway in north Leeds. Nearby Lindrick and Ganton also held the Cup. At Moortown Great Britain won 7-5 over the US, the decisive match apparently being George Duncan's 10&8 win over one Walter Hagen. Walter incidentally is an honourary member of the club. I would've liked to have met Walter - reputedly one of the game's more colourful (and talented) characters.
Apres golf we were so famished that we each sank a plate of sausages, egg and chips the size of Greenland. Hit the spot nicely. Although it's probably not done Fat Goldy's waistline any good...
Few phonecalls to make to Aotearoa now - goodness gracious we'll be there in a few weeks! Kindly arrange for the sun to be shining by then please, my Kiwi friends. This precipitation is not sustainable...
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