Fun fact of the day:
Durban is the closest city to the sun on planet earth. Who would have thought?
Right here in sunny SA!
You learn something new every day.
I came across this fun fact out while at Durban Country Club this week. While sweating through my golf shorts which I didn’t think was possible. However when you are only 15 KM’s from our flaming ball in the sky, one does tend to sweat a bit more.
After two weeks of The Longest Drive I have also learned some things about golf that were new to me.
I know that golf is a game of tradition, a respected game of integrity, a gentlemen’s game that has spanned many hundreds of years and stood the test of time.
I have now learned that golf is also a game of….
And tit one and tit two.
All three of which you can see in the picture at the top of the post.
I was lucky enough to be in the right time and the right place to catch a game with the Wamberley Winkers at Beachwood in Durban this week. These okes have been playing Tuesday golf every week since 1988.
Almost as long as I have been alive these gents have been carving up the courses of Durban on a weekly basis to be lucky enough to be the holder of the Wamberley Winkers toaster. I am led to believe the holder of the toaster is bestowed with magical sexual prowess for the week it is held that would make even the legendary Casanova jealous.Looking at the Casatoaster with it’s intricate engraving one can certainly see why….
The Man maker
I played with Mr Steve Wimberley who won the magical toaster on the day and as soon as he had the black beast in his hands a funny thing happened.
I felt an energy shift in the room.
Suddenly Steve walked with a bit more swag, his chin held a bit higher, there was a spring in his step.
I don’t know for sure but I have an inkling that the legend could be steeped in more fact than folklore….
Man I wish I had a toaster like that!
Thanks to the Winkers for an awesome day, it is one I won’t soon forget!
After Cotswold Downs it was off to Mount Edgecombe, Durban Country Club (DCC) and Beachwood. On three of the hottest days recorded in human history.
Anyhoo, how was the golf you ask? Up and down. Golf has a way of bringing you humbly back down to Earth like Swansea did to Liverpool last weekend. At home. I digress however so back to the G.
How things went:
Mount Edgecombe One
What I shot :80
So they did have some temporary greens which does make the course play shorter but for 4 hours I felt like a pure pro. Being a barely above average golfer at Mount Edgecombe felt phenomenal. I nearly broke 80 and it’s a good thing I didn’t because I would be in jail for swimming starkers in the pond in front of the clubhouse. There’s still a few rounds for me to get my kit off so I’m still hopeful.
Durban Country Club
What I shot :86
This place has hosted more SA opens than any course in the country and it’s a tough little monkey.I really enjoyed the course though, great layout. There are some awesome views of the sea from the first few holes such as this one:
What I shot :91
Playing with the Winkers made this a really fun day out. My golf left a lot to be desired but it was probably my most enjoyable round to date so it was a good morning of golf.
Next I’m off to Umdoni Park which I have heard is an absolute treat then Kloof,Umkomaas and Selborne. I am Staying with Dan the man Mchunu and Kyle Pretorius in Pennington and it should be a swell little boozy/golfy weekend down on the South coast of KZN.
Until we chat again….
See you on the course!