September 23rd, 2006
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The Ryder Cup, Bowling and a Blogger Declaration of Love

 

Thanks to my mum’s acquisition of Sky Sports just over a week ago, we are able to watch a hell of a lot more sports. One of them is The Ryder Cup, which is Europe vs. America in a battle of golfing’s heavyweights. Led by everybody’s 9th favourite Welshman (Ian Woosnam) into battle, Europ have taken a 5-3 lead in a race to 14 points. I know it’s not over yet Yankees, but we look dangerous, and even Tiger Woods seems to look a bit dodgy, compared to Segio Garcia, Luke Donald and Darren Clarke. Of course (no pun indended), I am sure that none of you are interested, but I’ll continue.

Whenever there’s golf on the telly, the one thing I want to do is play golf. Yesterday was no exception. I was planning on going to Liverpool for a long weekend, instead I decided to take an extra day back home, and went with Sibley and Chris to Betws-yn-Rhos golf course. I’ve never been before, but a lot of my mates go. We paid £6 to play on the New Course, which had stunning views (apologies, but the camera is not brilliant on my phone).

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Brillaint views, brilliant company. Shame my game wasn’t upto scratch. It was largely a par 4 course. Now, I started off rubbish, scoring a 7 and then a 12. However, I did have a hell of a run on 3 or 4 holes, managing to hole in 5′s. And then we got to hole 6.

I was scared at hole 6, as there was a lake between myself and the hole, meaning that my usual tactic of daisy cutting it wouldn’t work. I took my pitching wedge (the only club I can get lift on), and swang. Boy did I swing. I caught it perfectly, and the ball hit a ridge, which bounced it towards the green, almost holing in one! However, it didn’t stop, overshooting the green. I ended up with a 5. I finished on a 68. With my 12 being the only real disaster. Sibley said that – as a beginner – I played really well. However, no hole in 1 exploits again.

Afterwards, we went to the Wheatsheaf for ham butties and bitter. The Wheatsheaf in Betws-Yn-Rhos holds a special memory for our family as it was there, 25 years ago, that my mum met my dad. It holds an even more personal memory for me: I won £10 on the fruity there. Ding, dang do.

Right, today I’m off to Liverpool to bowl in a student vs. ex-student tournament. I haven’t been to Liverpool for about 2 and a half months, so lots of alcohol will be had, and I will have fun. A word of warning however.

In the last week I’ve acquired a couple of blogger’s mobile numbers. I’m using this as a public warning, as I know they’ll read this. When I get drunk, I usually text people football chants, or declarations of undying love. If you recieve a text from me after – say – 9pm. I will probably be drunk. Think of it as like a blogging watershed. A bloggershed, if you will.

Right, see you tomorrow!

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