Wednesday 27 August 2008
Watered my flowers this morning. Reading the notice board I observed that my 80 had qualified for a tee-time of 8.10 a.m. in the Captain’s Prize. Brian Farrell qualified very high up on the leader-board with a 73 I think. He had rung me last week to let me know that he had little hope of playing last Sunday. I think his name was on standby – but he must have been lucky! Played 13,14,12 and then the back 6 x 2 i.e. 15 holes with Alan Ratcliffe starting at 10.30 a.m. My score today 13 (4,6,5) 14 (3,3,5) 12 (8) six to get down from left greenside bunker! 15 (5,4) 16 (7,6) 17 (6,5) 18 (4,N.R.). Lost 2 balls off the 18th tee on the final hole and did not go back to hit another one. Alan had 91 gross, 70 nett and won by a k.o. on the last hole. My handicap is 13. I took a shower and changed my underclothes and shirt. Had a chat in the locker-room with Jacqueline Clarke’s son about transition year – he goes into fifth year this year. Had tea, sausages (2, large), rashers (2) and a fried egg – on the dance floor. €4.50 total. Met Dessie Hynes talking to Mihaly Foldesi at the podium in the entrance to LWSC. Marie McDermott filed the edge off my back left lower molar so that it would not be catching my tongue. She said to see how I would get on because there was no hope of filling the tooth. "There is no disease in it," she assured me. No charge. "You’re a saviour!" I exclaimed. Bought a punnet of strawberries off the Byrne girl in Ballymascanlon (€3) and about 2 kg of potatoes which she weighed out in a paper bag (€2). Rosanna in Greenore playing in the Hogg Trophy – a match with Warrenpoint. Lit the fire before dark and spent most of the evening on the computer. Ate some strawberries, drank coffee; and ate a bowl of corn-flakes and sliced banana with milk for my tea. Greenore won the Hogg Trophy 3 – 2. The first time since 2002. Rosanna sank a putt for a 3 on the Pig’s Back for a 5&4 win for herself and Pat Closkey.