The Honor! The Glory!
Although do the Irish spell that with a U, nowadays? I wonder? Still once you read this, the 36th Ryder Cup will be settled. Unless you have immediate access to my contributions!
But this is the Best way to spoil a Good walk. Trust me, I’ve tried. You stand over this small, dimpled white ball and, most of the time, one is simply wishing it would go away. And all the others in your bag. And, in fact, the whole lot all over the world can disappear!
Still, some of these guys are quite decent at spinning the thing round 18 holes of torture. And when this is the One event that I support Europe All the Way, things start to get tense here. But I am not the Only person to be involved in some tension. These Tom Lehman and Ian Woosnam guys seem to look like they are suffering the heat a little out there.
Of course, we’re not doing much heat here. This event is in the Emerald Isle and it is laying on the Emerald weather. All the better weather was for everyone who turned up for the practice rounds. And if you missed those then you probably enjoy the rain anyhow.
So the viewer switches on the TV and soon discovers that they have to mortgage their house in order to afford BSkyB just for three days. So one gives up on BSkyB (having asked gently about British Eurosport) and relies on the good old service from BBC Five Live. Terrific!
And at this point it is possible to realise that radio isn’t Absolutely the best medium for enjoying the action. But it has its moments. One of the presenters was live on air whilst in the boys’ room. Then he was climbing a ladder as he went live. Perhaps they’ll put him on air whilst he’s scuba diving for the ball that settled the whole event once and for all.
And, speaking of settling the event. As I write, it remains pretty unsettled. Brief mention of the weather, again. But all fingers and toes crossed for Europe. This would then be three in a row and start to show those Yanks that the game was Honestly invented in Scotland. Truly!!
So there’s the web site to browse (which seems to ask your loyalty immediately I notice) and also all the highlight programmes and the news updates and the betting odds and the ranking points for the entire history of the Cup and the interviews and somewhere in the crowd is that very annoying three year old kid that seems to think it knows all about this game. It Doesn’t!
And you’ve got to mention some of the Rules of this wonderful sport for a moment. Now, this is a free drop because it is an immovable hazard but this does not apply to This area because it is adjacent to the out of bounds except in circumstances whereby the hazard still lies within the bounds of the course and is not deemed to be placed in a position where it might be moveable both within the course and also out of bounds; in such case the drop would incur a penalty; except where the above adjacency does Not apply! Follow??
And so one starts to realise why the Irish enjoy a drink. And after all, most of the European team are either Irish or from Irish descent. And just try and find an American who is Not descended from this part of the World. They will club you in the whatevers for That idea!
In the end, you get what you pay for! So the Best team Wins, again! Hooray!! Tim N. 06.