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Accumulated; Tap-Water; Bogeyed; Remaining Teeth

Sunday 9 September 2012.

Started at 11.50 with Brian Farrell and dinged the first two holes but accumulated 37 from the next 16 despite a 6 at the last where my PW approach struck the back of the bunker and rolled on into an almost unplayable position at the bottom of the hedge on the left. I had to chip out backwards and then took 3 to get down: for a 6. Brian scored 28 total. A bottle of tap water, a pot of tea, a warm scone with butter and strawberry jam in the bar watching the second half of the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Kilkenny caught up and went ahead only for Joe Canning to put over a free with the last puck of the match for an exciting draw. The minor match was also drawn between Tipperary and Dublin. All 4 teams with different combinations of goals and points scored 19 points each. Kilkenny 0 – 19: Galway 2 – 13. Rosanna served me a chicken dinner with carrots, parsnips, potatoes, lots of gravy and stuffing. Also ate an orange and quaffed a glass of Vin de Pays, white wine. Gave Rosanna a glass. She went on to drink some more mixing the wine with red lemonade. Found out on-line that I came 3rd in the voucher competition. Chuffed and a little surprised; but I scored 22 points for the back 9. McIlroy, – 21, 3 ahead bogeyed the last to win the BMW championship at Crooked Stick by 2 from Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson with Tiger in joint 4th. His second consecutive victory and third in four outings. I think I washed my 5 ½ remaining teeth before I retired to bed around mid-night. Weetabix, sliced banana, milk; for both breakfast and supper. I ate a Snickers playing the second hole and Brian gave me the big half of a generous banana on the 12th fairway. I think I never drank a drop of water the whole way round the golf course. Parred every hole from 11 to 17. Brian remarked, “1 banana a day!” Any more would cause constipation he asserted, as we played the 12th.

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