Golf is all about numbers – look at a scorecard and it is covered in them: the holes 1 to 18; the White, Yellow and Red distances for each hole; pars; stroke indexes; gross scores; nett scores; stableford points, handicaps. Non-golfers might be surprised to know that there are GPS systems which tell you exact distances from where your ball has landed to the hole – more numbers (I am warming to this subject 😛 – I promise it is the last such post).
Golf in the Wild takes you on a journey of 727 miles from Northumberland to the far northwest of Scotland, taking in fifteen courses – assuming you play eighteen at each that is a total of 270 holes and this is what awaits as a finale, on the last course, Durness – what a finish (click on the image to see if you can make out the flag):
This is exactly what the sadistic inventor of golf had in mind when he explained his intentions to Robin Williams – sensitivity warning – those offended by bad language should not watch/listen:
And this image just to prove that I don’t ‘dress like a pimp’ and no wheels are involved – I carry my own bag 🙂
I particularly like the last image. I hadn’t thought of Golf from the point of view of the landscapes that can be enjoyed. The Golf courses I know of in central England are pretty but not as jaw dropping as the images in your book. It is an eye opener.
Many thanks Lita – there are some really stunning places to play and in the most unexpected places. When the golf is not going well, the scenery more than compensates 🙂
now I know why I need 87 lessons and more, my math teacher always said I have a dyscalculia. But I will stay on the ball, literally :o)
Dyscalculia is just perfect – many golfers cannot reliably count beyond five 😀
Is that a…tracksuit you’re wearing? 😉
The Robin Williams video is hilarious. RIP.
That is waterproof/windproof/stormproof golfing gear of the highest order – and it doesn’t work 😀
RIP indeed – hilarious and remarkably versatile. We have lost two great performers this year – RW and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Well, okay then. In this part of Europe, tracksuits be pimpwear. =:-O
An interesting cultural discussion – I wonder if tracksuits is what we call shell suits (in the UK tracksuits are still associated with genuine athletic activity) – http://tinyurl.com/pqno5c7 And the character featured in this photo has since fallen mightily from grace thereby confirming what we always suspected about him …… and shell suits.
I’m looking forward to getting your book — maybe in today’s mail? I’ll let you know when it arrives!
And thank you for the Robin Williams video. I hadn’t seen it before, and I’ve been exploring a bit to find his hidden gems. Such a talent! The world is a sadder place without him.
It is a sad thought Cindi – all those films that will either never get made or will be much the poorer without his talent. Same goes for Seymour Hoffman.
Hope the book arrives today – will it arrive via coastal boat or overland? BTW – we are booked on a 12 day Hurtigruten trip from Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen in December (Kirkenes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). I may seek advice re clothing and footwear 🙂
I’m so impressed that you carry your own bag, Robin. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. :)) This post made me smile. Thank you.
🙂 It’s the only exercise I get so every step has to count 🙂 Keep smiling ❤