Week Notes #19: 17 August, 2020
Not as hot. But wet.
I'm very late writing this one, almost a week since the week ... or something like that.
- It was a much wetter week which was a bit of a comedown after the ridiculous heat of the week before.
- I've finally got some reusable masks that fit OK. A pack of five from the venerable Marksies, for a tenner. Quite nicely shaped, adjustable so they don't give me full Shrek ears.
- I had a couple of practice knockabouts on the golf course in the evening. I was pretty rubbish, but it turned out to be a decent warmup.
- On Wednesday I played another 18 holes. I was more prepared this time for the physical aspect. The opening 9 went really well, taking 45 shots of solid golfing. I played solidly, most of the time ... I was still going very well up until the 16th. Even taking into account a ridiculous three out of a bunker, and a really annoying three putt on a par 5 when I really should have got a birdie.
- I didn't lose a ball until the 16th. I knew I had a real chance of breaking 100 for the first time. Unfortunately my brain wasn't going to make it easy. 'Just don't hit it left, don't hit it left, doooooooh'
- The last 3 holes were a proper struggle. I thought I had lost another ball on the 17th. Found it in the trees, promptly knocked it 15 yards in to a tree.
- On the 18th I again pulled my tee shot straight left. Recovered, then thinned the approach to the green off the back and 20cm from going OB.
- I shot a 99.
- Get in.
- We had people round Saturday for my nephews 1st birthday - all in the open in the back garden. It is nice to see pople.
- On Sunday we went to our third National Trust place - Quarry Bank Mill. We've never done the gardens bit properly and it was quite pleasant. They had some courgettes and flowers to take away from the garden.