Golf in the doldrums
So why? Well, there's the poor play, obviously, but there's also the fact that my body, or to be more precise my back, seems to be suffering much more lately after playing golf. My lay-off since February brought with it the disappearance of my sciatica, which immediately re-appeared when I played again this week. And, of course, there's been the appalling weather this winter, with the course being very wet and muddy.
The due date for next year's subs is 6 April and I am now seriously considering whether to reduce my membership to Associate, and to play perhaps only once or twice a month. I feel that I have been going backwards for quite a while now in terms of play, and to be honest I'm not sure that I will reverse that trend. Better players than me are declining with age, so as a relative novice to the game, perhaps I can hardly expect to be improving having celebrated my 70th birthday in January.
So if anybody does read this diary, there may be a few sporadic reports going forward, but I fear the regular weekly stories are unlikely to continue. However, I have a Texas scramble next week, long since arranged, and I have been asked to play in another scramble Easter Monday, which I shall try to do. After that, who knows?