Wednesday, 24 February 2016

R.E.M. - Drive

Wednesday Club...snow golf!


A Guid New Year
 

R.E.M. - Drive

It must have been 1972, I was up in Inverness for New Years. My sister Rose was also there and she had her new boyfriend. Must be serious, if she had the courage to display him to us all. Poor Guy.

I liked Ian, we got on pretty good, but we were both testing each other out, like you do. Everything was a competition, but all in good fun.

New Year's eve, the booze was flowing, we were all having a ball. It started snowing quite heavy and I don't know how it happened but Ian and I decided that when it got light we would have a game of golf. A bet was made.

We stayed up and continued drinking and when it got light probably around 8 am we headed for the golf course with my clubs. I also brought some red tape to put around the balls so we could see them in the snow. What were we thinking about?.

We had a half bottle of whiskey. Well it was bleeding freezing. We managed 3 holes until the last ball just disappeared forever. The whiskey disappeared forever too. When the snow melted someone would have found some balls trussed in red tape. I wonder what they thought?. 

We got home freezing. We both crashed for a few hours and got up just in time to go to my Father's bowling club. Well if you can't have a drink on New Year's day, when can you?.

By Old Pa

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24 February 2016 at 13:15

You never cease to amaze me Old Pa. Ah, but you've left us in suspense. Did Rose and Ian's romance blossom? It sounds as if you made a pal anyway.

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24 February 2016 at 14:02

TS - 'Happily' married with 4 kids and live in Canada

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3 March 2016 at 14:21

Snow Golf...love it! Just like going drunk bowling at the 24hr bowling center near Heathrow. I was thinking about that the other day, what were we thinking? I did get my highest ever score though or maybe I was playing on the wrong lane. Classic REM.

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