It’s the last week before I set out on the Longest Drive, six days until I head down the N3 to tear up some 40 odd courses over a few months. It’s been ages in the making now it’s nearly here and it’s a pretty awesome feeling to say the least.
When the idea of my trip first spawned, I didn’t have many thoughts, besides:
2) A bed
4) The occasional beer
5) What I need to do to meet Jacques Kallis.
The Idea of an accompanying website, a combo of golf course reviews and a travel blog, came about a bit later. It also came with a bit more work than I anticipated, but it has been something I’ve really enjoyed so far. Turns out designing a logo, getting a domain name, actually writing decipherable posts and making sure that a website looks half decent, isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s getting there. Writing for an audience is tougher than I expected and I take my hat off to guys who can churn out content, that s*&t ain’t easy.
So indeed it is the longest countdown but there’s the small hurdle of my last week of work to get over first. However when I think of caning a 3 iron down a fairway at Champagne Sports or sipping on a sunset G&T with the sound of the waves crashing at the coast, I think somehow I can negotiate these 5 days easily enough.
The experience of walking into work this morning and realising that the last week of work is upon me produced a kind of mish mash of overwhelming excitement interspersed with bouts of sheer terror.
Sort of like:
“Man this is going to be such an awesome trip, so keen!”
Then 20-30 Seconds later:
“You are leaving your job to go and play golf for a few months??You aren’t Bill gates buddy, are you insane?!?”
I like to call this the Pre Trip Rollercoaster. From the looks of things it’s going to be quite a ride.
But enough about work, here’s how the first bit of the trip is looking.
The first two weeks are pretty much booked and planned. I start off in the Drakensberg then head down to Ballito. After that it’s about a week playing Durban’s finest, then down to grace the courses of the KZN South Coast. I am looking forward to playing Durban Country Club and Wild Coast Sun out of all the courses, I have heard so many cool things about those two.
As far as non golfing activities go, I have been doing my research on some of Durban’s finest curries and plan to do a video on attempting to eat the hottest curry I can find in and around the city. I’m guessing I will end up looking something like this:
If anyone has any suggestions on how I can best do damage to my colon, please feel free to let me know.. In fact, feel free to comment and start a conversation with me on anything to do with The Longest Drive. Comment here, on Facebook and Instagram, or drop me a mail. I’d love to hear from you.
So the longest countdown begins, T-Minus 6 days. Can’t wait to share this trip with all you beautiful people (and Michael Veliotes).
See you on the Course!