: Spot the Ball
16th November 2016
warned, Ladies may wear skirts. But dress as you
like for the Spot the Ball Competition.
one stage it looked as if the prospect of action today
was fizzling out. Weather and other commitments steadily
dwindled the numbers down to near zero. However
once the idea of an easy half day was proposed, numbers
two week's time we have our Christmas Extravaganza and,
as reported in BB1631,
this year's chosen sport is FOOTgolf.
In other words a sort of golf without clubs and using
a football that is to be kicked into the holes. It
was time for a planning meeting at Casterton Golf Club.
with a raft of questions we arrived at the club on a
day which threatened rather mixed weather. How
bad would the rain have to be for the event to be called
off? we asked. Basically only if it snows so as Baden-Powell
insisted: Be Prepared.
how we should be dressed was worrying me. The
official rules are quite clear on the subject.
must wear golf apparel at all times. Flat
cap, shirt with collar, golf pants or shorts,
knee-high Argyle socks (whatever they are)
and, indoor or soccer shoes.
are swimwear, short shorts, soccer shirts
of any kind and soccer shoes with cleats.
not that there will be any with us, must
also wear collared shirts but may wear skirts.
How sexist. Why can't the men
wear skirts if they wish?
Golf Apparel All The Time
it was a relief to discover that Casterton is by no
means so stuffy which is just as well in December. We
will however have a prize for the best turned out player.
was very pleasant whilst the rain teemed down, supping
coffee in the clubhouse and inspecting the strange things
that golfers buy . Once it cleared we set off
to walk the 9 hole FOOTgolf
the first tee we staged the Spot the Ball competition.
you need do is copy the photo, place a red cross where
you think the ball is, send it to me and the closest
attempt will win a modest prize.
the full nine holes, we returned to the clubhouse to
discover we had only covered 1.1 miles so we thought
it would be interesting to walk the main course, also
9 hole. That proved a pleasant stroll and my diversions
into the thickets yielded 4 golf balls (and some sore
digits where unkind barbs have been maliciously inserted).
One more yet to find
Out Of Bounds
was a remarkable Ball Out Of Bounds sign! Didn't
know "boob" was an acronym.
the main course
made a strange discovery.
finds a strange device
was looking forward to returning to the
clubhouse as I had discovered on the internet
that golfers are expected to blow clean
their footwear before entering the clubhouse.
But how did I discover this?
a page Uncle Google produced for, believe
it or not:
a disappointment it was to find that Casterton used
a competitor's machine. What fun it would have
been to be blown away by a BOOTboy!
the course had been walked, the balls stalked and the
talk talked. In two weeks time Let Battle Commence!
Meanwhile, don't forget to enter the Spot the
Wednesday 16th November 2016
16th November 2016
climbed in feet:
John, Mike, Terry, Tony
shown: Memory Map OS 1:25k
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1640 .
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - or for the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see the Excel
file: BB Log.
can navigate to the required report via the Home
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see which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
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of the mileages, heights and Lakeland Fells Books Wainwrights see: Wainwrights.
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