Tuesday, 22 October 2013

T for Tuesday

Since I've become a bit fitter, the idea of golf being a waste of a good walk has changed for me.  A little.
I was on the next tee....I really was...

Now, when we're on holiday, I quite often go with Mr Dunnit to the driving range.  I am utterly hopeless at it.  Boobs too big, sticks don't work, can't keep my eye on the ball, don't want to stick my bum out that far - AND....want to continue with a running commentary.  Not the done thing, apparently.  So now I watch at the driving range, and if it's not busy, I offer praise and advice and encouragement.  If there are other people within earshot, I sit quietly and pretend to be enthralled.    The real pay off is when he goes to play a proper round of golf. At this particular course, he rings me when he gets to about the fourteenth.  I get to him at about the sixteenth and I walk the last two with him and we enjoy a coffee and or lunch at the nineteenth together.  This particular course is Real Campamor.  'Real' is Royal.  Like Regis in Britain.  Bognor Regis, Lyme Regis - you get it.  So I like to think of it as the King's course.  The restaurant and patio service are fit for a King.  It's got stunning views over the erm, golf course and the miles of beautiful villas and you can just see the sea.  

There are stunning gardens and there are sports facilities at which a lot of international football teams train during the winter.  I'm led to believe.  Of course, I've notice herds of young men in shorts with towels slung about their necks..but I thought they were doing what I was doing.  Taking advantage of the completely class-less structure that exists in Spain....schlepping through beautifully appointed lounges in my shorts and flip flops to use restrooms, bag free wifi and be waited on like a member of royalty.  Turns out that no, they've actually earned their place amongst these luxurious surroundings.  Ha!  All I had to do was walk two holes and buy a cup of coffee.  Who's the fool?
Joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard...I thought it would be fun to write a post involving a real tee.  Man, I slay myself.

22 comments:

misteejay said...

Himself paid for me to have golf lessons but I wasn't very good (although I did beat him once).

That looks like lovely surroundings a stroll & a cuppa.

Toni xx

Di said...

Coo that's a long holiday you're having. Remember to come back home!

Hugs, Di xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sounds fantastic! Herds of young men in shorts, beautiful gardens, coffee and no need to play!!! Chrisx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

I agree with Chris - sounds like my kinda holiday... but golf - I like watching it - on the telly!! LOL... Happy T Day - Mxx

dawn said...

Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for the chuckle this morning, what a great "Tee" post this was. I'm not much of a golfer but my dad has been for over 40 years now. How nice that you worked out a way for you to enjoy your hubby's hobby without being too involved.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gotta love the TEE today. This is the very idea behind this day.

I've never played golf and never been to a golf course, so you have me beat by a mile. I had to laugh when you admitted that a running commentary while others were playing was a bad thing. I had actually heard that, too!

Thanks beyond belief for joining TEE today.

Krisha said...

Not sure what is going on with the PC, but went through and up-dated everything. If you see that message again would you please e-mail me?
Golf..... tried it years ago and enjoyed it, but that is as far as it went. DH used to play, both sons still play. A running commentary, at the Tee, is something my guys just put up with if Mom is on the golf course. LOL
Happy T-day

Halle said...

I attempted swinging a club in the backyard a few times when Mr. G was heavily into golf. After seeing my swing, he just shook his head in awe of my ineptness. No golf vacation for us. :)
Happy Tuesday!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh the fun of some good golf...but it's been a while!! Great photos. Glad you are all enjoying time together.

Dianne said...

You are too funny! love the idea of the 'running commentary' ...perhaps you could liven up some of those boring tv golf tournaments! a great way to get in a walk...loved your Tee Tuesday! =)

~*~Patty S said...

Really fun TEE post today...
glad you are enjoying your holiday...sounds very nice and relaxing
oxo

Hammers said...

Great place for a stroll..I love both Bognor and Lyme Regis - many good holidays spent in both. I have toyed with the idea of learning to play golf...but since moving to NYC and walking 40 blocks to and from work every day, anything else that involves physical exertion just tee's me off...ha ha. Cx

Monica said...

My guy plays every wednes with a couple of 90 years olds who almost always beat him. he started to play 2 years ago. I have no interest in honoring the goddess Ballsy by knocking a few balls around.

Helen said...

I always like the idea of playing golf as I love watching it on tv. Tried to hit a golf ball once... I think they're still looking for it.. no that's a lie, it moved about an inch. After the 3rd or 4th attempt to actually hit the thing. So I'll watch now..!! Loved the post today, it raised a smile.

KatzElbows said...

What a cu-tee you are. Cutie? Get it? Sorry, it's been a long day , but your beautiful photos cheered me up no end.

Cheers,
Rachel

Spyder said...

Tee-Hee Teee-hee....a real tee indeed..... Love your holiday snap, I really DO wish I was there!
(Lyn) happy T day

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

You not only slay yourself, but you slayed me on this one! Walking the last two holes with hubby sound perfect; especially if they lead to tea or lunch!

Hugs,
Kay

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, loving the holiday pics, but you still won't persuade me to take up golf. Although, I do like the idea of just strolling up to the 19th hole to enjoy some refreshment ... St Andrews appeals for the view :) Still won't be joining you for WOYWW this week ... can't wait to get this move over! I will be back :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Golf is not my cup of tea either! I would much more enjoy just walking the course and finishing up as you did with lunch in the clubhouse!

Nan G said...

Another "slayed" fan! LOL ROFL , too. :) Pretty view is my opinion of golf. Now about those towel draped young men....... ! Thanks for TEE!

RosC said...

Jeez you're a card! I'm having a great chortle here, especially with the running commentary bit. Good discovery on your part :-)

What a fine time you're having, and it's gorgeous to share it.
Smiles,
Ros.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Sounds like the IDEAL way to, er, PLAY golf to me Julia!

xxx