Golf on a Bank Holiday Monday - bliss! I traveled down to Bunclody today to play golf with my Bro' Joe - it was only my second outing this year, and also only the second time I have played this course. Joe lives just a few minutes away, though it was a bit of a drive for me to be there in time for a 13.00 hrs tee-time. A par on the first hole set me up for the day (but not before I got a reminder of how crap I am at golf on the second hole when I lost two balls!). I had five pars overall and a final score of 32 Stableford points (handicap 18). This is way better than I normally do - I must play Bunclody more often. BTW - I also beat Joe 4 and 3! A very rare win over him.
|The 18th green (and 19th) - image from www.bunclodygfc.ie.|
Bunclody GC is set beside the river Slaney and is a lovely parkland championship course on the former Hall-Dare Estate. It's a bit hilly in places, but enjoyable nonetheless. I'd certainly recommend it for a nice day's golf. A nice Guinness in the 19th was followed by dinner in Joe's house prepared by the lovely Miriam, and a call to by Dad in Ballingate.
Finally - congratulations to Roma for completing the Women's Mini-Marathon in Dublin today. She is raising funds for the Niall Mellon Township Trust, and she is off to South Africa again this year to participate in the Building Blitz in Capetown.