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RE: The Masters - 2015


There is Mr Bastard who went to College in the U.S. On a tennis scholarship but his college coach was a keener on golf and he left as a golf pro, and now in his forties is still capable of competing on the challenger tour. You could pair him with Mr Boulding who binned his pro tennis career to sign for Aston Villa, surprisingly struggling with a tennis/darts pro for my team to finish off the day.

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Ha ha brilliant, I am a classic jack of all trades, master of none. So my group of school mates from Dunblane, now all in our mid thirties, still get together to play our own version of "the masters" every few years. We play golf, tennis, pool, darts, penalty shoot out, then ridiculous things like a 100m sprint and mountain bike time trial. It leaves you aching for days afterwards but it is a hilarious lads weekend, with plenty of drinking on the Saturday night, which obviously impedes performances on the Sunday.

I did think initially to include football, so teams of 5, 1 guy can ditch the golf, 1 guy can ditch the tennis, then finish off with a game of 5-asides. But I am struggling to find a venue for all three sports near me. Plenty of golf and tennis venues though, so to keep it simple for a pilot tournament (and less likelyhood of divorces) I think it will just be 2 sports. A 9 hole and 9 game qualifying round, then a month or so later a 18 hole, 18 games round and a month after that the final.

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Venues? Plenty in Spain. Your idea has got the words "La Manga" written all over it and there are plenty of other options as well.

I used to host a group of 16 golf playing insurance salesmen from the west country every year who came over for 4 days and played "The Cyder Cup". They really went the whole hog as they say. 8 of them in USA shirts and 8 in European Flag shirts. They played (day 1) foursomes, fourballs, (day 2) foursomes, fourballs and then singles on the final day. They played on a different golf course each day. There was never much alcohol left in Spain after their visits and the only thing not on the agenda was sleep.

After singles on the final day, my role as official taxi driver was to drop them outside the bars in Benidorm at midnight, pick them up at 8am and take them straight to Alicante airport. There was no danger of them getting lost as their "costumes" made them stand out. I seem to remember they all went as vicars on the last trip.

Happy days.

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