Gig Diary had the good fortune to come across this great piece of satirical writing about the “occupy” movement and I thought that it would amuse the readers.
Personally I don’t get golf. It is a rather silly way to spoil a walk but there are those who are devoted to this game with a passion like, well like the way that Ray digs AFL…
Oh and I will get to some more serious posts soon but at present I’m having a bit of a bad time with my back and that has laid me rather low .
I think it’s more that you just don’t get sport, full stop, Iain. As for golf, it’s a great game to play – once you’ve learnt how to play it. I used to play golf fairly regularly but not much in the past ten or so years. It’s something I’m aiming to get back into when I, um, get older. And a ten year plus absence makes no difference to your swing and can actually improve it as you forget all the bad habits and just let it fly. It’s like riding a bicycle – once you master the sweet skill of striking the ball well and seeing it fly off up to 200 metres in a dead straight line you never lose it. Takes years to get it though. Give it a try mate.
I have actaully been more tempted by lawn bowls Ray, and in fact I actually have a set of bowls that were given to me a few years ago. That game strikes me as something quite Zen and elegant.
I like the idea of the Zen aspect of bowls for a sport as one gets older. Golf seems to have a bit it too much swinging and straining for an old guitar player’s arms.
Besides, the bowling green is much closer to the bar than the golf course. 🙂
I played a wedding some time ago and while ogling the bride’s mother, I was dismayed to realise that the bride’s grandmother was chatting me up. Her opening line,
‘so where do you play bowls?’ 😦
Blokes only play lawn bowls to pick up 80-year olds, GD. But yeah, the drinks are cheap. I think I’ll stick to golf.
Yes ray & Gd as we all know there is many a good tune still to played on an old fiddle 😉