A Really Awful Fair Way to a Striking Sea-ne


Umdoni Park Golf Course

Umdoni Park, Natal South Coast,
On forest birding stroll –
The strangest birds this place can boast
Hit balls towards that pole!
A whole in ‘won’ is offered here,
For golfers to enjoy,
But drive your ball too far, I fear
Your caddie needs a buoy
To help retrieve the wretched thing:
The water-hazard there
Does tend to be quite interest-ting –
Conducive to despair –
In front of it, I must point out,
A sand-trap’s to be found
Far worse than bunkers all about –
Sun-bathers there abound!
Perhaps you should give up the game
Of which you are so fond;
Scratch off, from playing lists, your name,
And paddle in that pond!

© Colonialist October 2015 (WordPress)

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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29 Responses to A Really Awful Fair Way to a Striking Sea-ne

  1. You wouldn’t want to paddle in the pond on our golf course here. There be alligators lying in wait for unsuspecting golfers, and they’re they’re certainly not piddly little ones. 😯

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  2. Never understood the attraction of golf. I think it’s more fun just to walk around. Why complicate things with swinging a club to get an impossibly small ball into a tiny hole a very long distance away? I mean, who came up with this form of torture, anyway? 😐

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  3. I say go for it, forget the golf and lay down quietly to enjoy the sun💕

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  4. Tom Merriman says:

    My ball would never reach that beach, Col, never mind the water. It would take me a month to even hit it with that cue thingy. I’m not too good at golf…

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    • colonialist says:

      Actually, the blob on the end of the stick is quite a good size and whacking the pill with it isn’t that hard. Hitting it anywhere near the direction it’s supposed to go is another matter entirely.

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  5. equinoxio21 says:

    Gowf is a mist-eerie to me.

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  6. The Asian says:

    You almost have a birdie eye view there

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  7. LOL! Too many clever rhymes here already, so I’ll simply note the following: There’s a reason why golf is ‘flog’ spelled backward. But as long as I can get over the desire to herd the ball toward the hole, it’s a lovely excuse to walk around enjoying the scenery!

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    • colonialist says:

      I do like that backward view!
      Crazy game, actually. You swat this blob using unwieldy instruments until it goes into a hole, but instead of heaving a sigh of relief you promptly lift it out again and start swatting towards another one. Generally attention is focussed on the blob and participants seems oblivious of the scenery.

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  8. Arkenaten says:

    An in-the-rough draft, I see? How long wood it take to iron out all the problems?

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  9. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    Now that is a brilliant idea

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  10. adeeyoyo says:

    Hahahaha, isn’t it a joke where the rhyming leads us! Love the last line Col.

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  11. disperser says:

    Shouldn’t that be “piddle”?

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  12. With a few inks
    in the links
    you could have it all.

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