5 other ladies and I were ‘invited’ to be ‘sold’ as caddies – all in aid of a good cause, of course. Never having played the game before, this seemed to be an interesting way to see how addictive golf can be. How to spend several hours at a time, hitting a ball, walking after it, looking for it (sometimes taking a little longer than other times), hitting it again, always aiming for the hole. Then moving on to do the same thing around the corner – 18 times!
We were lucky with the weather, the course was wonderful and the views amazing; we could see across to Daventry in one direction. The walk was fine; a little hilly, sometimes there was quite a distance between the tee and the hole, and sandy pits here and there to avoid (I don’t know all the terminology yet!). The fabulous lunch at the Clubhouse was most welcome and hearty. All the staff looked after us very well.
Lucky me; the team who ‘bought’ me were charming and delightful company; Bill Brown of Minuteman Press, Tom Lawrence at Brethertons in Banbury and Philip Bond from Handelsbanken in Oxford (thanks for the coffee and chocolate bar!). Well played team! I was so inspired by them that I may take up the game so I can enter next year...or the year after perhaps...
The Golf Day is an annual event, held on the first Thursday in November. Simon Smith; the Chamber’s financial director and of Wellers Accountants, suggested we put this date in our diaries now. I'm sure it will be another 'fine day'!