The trials & tribulations of the worlds most frustated golfer.

Monday, August 07, 2006

My course is dying of thirst......

Ok, so it's only my local par 3 pitch & putt, thats certainly seen better days but thats not the point. The local dumb council workmen broke open the main water pipe months ago. Ergo, no water on the greens. Not 8usually a huge prob in the UK however, as it rains every week usually even in the summer. However this summer is shaping up to be the hottest and dryest since records began, so the greens are like straw.

Even though the guy on the TV show 'Gardeners world' informs us that "you do not EVER need to water the grass, however bad it looks. As it goes dormant in the heat and will always eventually grow back" The grass has now worryingly turned to straw and cracks underfoot as one walks across it. So in their wisdom the powers that be have shut down the course for the forseeable future and have no idea when it will be open again (even though there was a break in the heat and it rained four days last week, before returning us back to "hot hot hot!!") The people who run the course say let them play on, the damage has been done and it will grow back anyway. the owners ie: the local council authority, as usual acting too late and overdoing it. Have shut down for an unspecified time.

Sigh... it's only been shut for two weeks and i'm missing the pock marked greens already. I will go and make an inspection on the way to my brothers house tonite. More anon.


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