Fantasy League 2018 - Newsletter 7
The Grasshopper invasion is worse than I thought as after I published the caught on camera photo in the last letter I had an e-mail from Geoffrey of Langdon Hills who admitted to being one but went on to boast that actually there are thirteen not seven of the little blighters who have infiltrated the seniors and, of course, one occupies the top position of power – seniors captain. He then made the mistake of correcting me to say the photo showed the 9th green rather than the 18th. I have spoken to Dominic as he has been spraying in the wrong place. A few days later I was having a very pleasant GOY round with Tuck Shop Tillett and Stonewall Jackson when we got to the 14th green and low and behold and bold as brass one of their number was standing on the green watching us. I quickly grabbed my phone and got a picture and I now think I have discovered where they are hiding as the photo revealed a small lair by the bunker. After this highlight the round petered out a little leaving none of us in the top ten and those managers who have rushed to sign Stonewall with egg on their face.
Our winner of the Classic Trophy was none other than our editor General Gordon whose years of desert service mean bunkers hold no fear from him. Well done Gordon, you just pipped the head grasshopper and then modestly didn’t congratulate yourself when you sent out the link for the results.
Well done too to Captain Robot who came second in the Classic Trophy and a few days later achieved the outstanding challenge of spending 72 holes in the company of Kim Han Sen. The money raised for charity was so outstanding I have already launched the ‘New Hips for Robot’ collection which you may need in about five years. I was also very sad to miss the red, white, and yellow swindle special as I had already planned what I was going to do. I decided to pick a tee the other two weren’t on so I could finally get a quiet round. Finally it is prize time as the second interim stage ends at the end of June. There are three winners who are all tied and receive £10 each with Tony Dun Good Dunsdon getting his second £10 along with Judge Polden and Headmaster Trett – see you in the bar chaps.
PS Farquhar boosted my knowledge when he told me he went to Windowsill Bay for his holidays and then had to explain it to me. He didn’t know though that the French don’t have windowsills as the windows open inwards as the shutters open out. That said they have a lot more holidays then we do
PPS After serious thought it has occurred to me that Geoffrey of Langdon Hills and Stonewall could be one and the same person – has anyone any further information?
NB Past 2018 Newsletters can be viewed under the Archive button.