With Much to do 18 holes was never going to be an option. ¬†Fortunately though there‚??s a 9 holer on the sandbelt, right next door to Victoria ‚?? Cheltenham. ¬†Just 5 minutes down the road from Hana‚??s, not more than three 90 degree turns of the steering wheel. ¬†Handy innit. ¬†
Trevor was as obliging over the phone as an American waitress who needs a good tip to pay her overdue rent. ¬†‚??Sure lads, come on down; the ladies finish up about 11.30 so we‚??ll get you off some time after that.‚?Ě ¬†Tremendous. ¬†Tremendous, Trevor.
9 holes of golf were played in the blink of an eye. ¬†Indeed we spent most of the 66 minutes blinking because the wind was gusting with gusto, picking up dust and assorted eye gouging debris. ¬†A warzone of sorts. ¬†But a pleasant one ‚?? as I said, right next door to Victoria, the site of the recent Aussie Masters (won by Stuart Apple). ¬†Gid gowfin‚?? land. ¬†
Conditions were, as Tony Greig would say, hawd & fawst. ¬†Balls struck with a 2 iron would roll out for 20 yards or so unless they met the acquaintance of wood or sand as they often did. ¬†Very enjoyable stuff folks ‚?? and just the ticket on a day when Much was to be done on the ‚??ministration front. ¬†By the time we returned to Hana‚??s Crib the lawns were mowed and the garden immaculate; I‚??d offered to get my finger nails dirty (you know, singing for one‚??s supper an‚?? aw that) but the Czech work ethic in Hana had taken over, and the task complete. ¬†Alas.
Later that day an old friend Stew came by to pick us up for a return visit to his home (which is up for sale and quite delightful so if you want to buy a house in Melbourne then this is for you). ¬†And Michael will tell you all about that. ¬†For now, a word of thanks to Trevor @ Cheltenham for making our life easier than it could have been; to Hana for her famous hospitality and pancakes; and to Stewey for coming to our rescue once more. ¬†You‚??re all going to heaven.
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