Type of course? Parkland
Pleasant staff? Very
Best hole? The 5th par 5. It’s quite short at 439 yards, but there is water on both sides and the entrance to the green is extremely narrow, with a long bunker on the left. You really have to plot your way carefully. I escaped with a 6 for 2.
Après golf? A socially distanced drink on the outside terrace with our playing partners.
Nice round? It was a County competition and I played my little socks off – 5th best score out of 68 players, so yes. And it was great to play in a competition away from my home course for the first time in 10 months, all my regular Opens and other competitions having been cancelled in 2020 because of Covid-19.
Special memory? Losing my ball in a ditch on the first hole with an over ambitious second shot, when I had decided beforehand that I would definitely, definitely play safe and lay up.
Must play again? No. It’s a remarkably unremarkable course.