Apr 182014

Etchinghill golf

Purrrrfect. That was how the day started. Beautiful clear morning where you could see forever with the sun drying out the overnight dew. No great hurry as we were teeing off at just after 11:15 so down the M20 to the lovely club of Etchinghill where we joined some 90 other Rotarians and their friends. Andrew Hong of Hythe Rotary Club who had organised the day was here, there and everywhere putting the final details in place before WE WERE OFF……

Although the weather was fantastic and the course was immaculate, I’m sorry to report that our golf would not have got us in to the U.S. Open. Maybe we were enjoying the fellowship too much to concentrate on our game although some of us came within a couple of feet of “nearest the pin” .  Dispute our awful play we did soldier on and finally made the 19th. A quick shower, a lovely late lunch and with a couple of raffle prizes packed into our golf bags we bid farewell to Andrew and all our other friends. All of us golfers from Gravesend promised Andrew… WE’LL BE BACK.

John Dyke