By Gary Sutherland

ISBN-10: 0857901184

ISBN-13: 9780857901187

Come rain, shine, sleet and snow, he visits all the forty two soccer grounds in Scotland in the course of one season, documenting the making a song, the swearing and the sheer nonsense of what happens each Saturday afternoon (and occasionally Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays too). making plans this booklet as either an alternate travelogue to Scotland and a social statement on Scottish soccer, Sutherland systematically explores the nature of every floor, and the way it truly is mirrored within the city, group and the fanatics. From the sensible elements like public shipping and amenities, to the extra vital such things as snacks and pubs, all points of the grounds are coated. Bets are put, buses are neglected, tears are shed and pies are scoffed. subscribe to him to re-live the fantastic Scottish soccer season in its entirety.

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Without missing a beat, I floored the accelerator, drove right through the trap, and then screeched to a stop, all the while hoping no one had noticed. We were fortunate that the cart did not flip over. The others in our foursome laughed about the raking being the perfect ending. And that is the key. The mistake was easy to make. But once made, she did the right thing: She stopped and raked the tire marks.

They aren’t highly paid, but those who do this well are the backbone of the game. I was playing in a match, and my caddie from the club consistently helped me line up my putts—to great effect. I wish I played with her every day! I’ve seen our former golf professional work hours with our junior golfers at no charge. He was a fantastic promoter of junior golf and of the game of golf in general. Bottom line: The golf club staff members are not your servants. They deserve to be treated with the same consideration and respect you would accord anyone in the service industry.

Riding-cart manners Regardless of why you take a cart, once you hop in, there are a few basic guidelines you’ll need to follow to avoid turning your cart into one more course hazard. Don’t Fall Prey to the “Clueless Cart Driver Syndrome” Basically, this means being aware of what’s happening all around you at all times. Before you start your cart, check to be sure you won’t be disturbing either the people in your own foursome or the players on adjacent holes. Primarily, you’re looking for any golfers who are preparing to make a shot.

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