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Hey Lou.Saw your post lamenting the shortage of players. Well, in the words of my late, great friend Steve Goddard, "I don't care if you don't want me, I'm yours." Well, for three rounds at least.
To sort the teams out I thought this year we could name the Match, Rascals vs Scoundrels and let people choose to play for whichever team they feel most comfortable in?
Quote from: Tony_Muldoon on July 26, 2022, 12:39:16 PMTo sort the teams out I thought this year we could name the Match, Rascals vs Scoundrels and let people choose to play for whichever team they feel most comfortable in?Who would want to be part of either of those teams ! Can I suggest instead that we have a Vanity-cappers v. Sandbaggers match. If we're going to have an argument on handicaps like we always do then we're as well making it interesting Niall
Do I read post 3 as suggesting that there are 3 slots open on the Bracken on the Sunday morning?
Niall,No arguments from me, only lamentations. I will stipulate at the outset that no matter what my index is on the first day of the Buda, I won't be able to play to it. So, I am good with joining the the Rascals or the Vain, though strategically, I should want to be in the same team with Giles and James B so I don't have to face them.
Quote from: Mark Pearce on July 28, 2022, 05:08:25 PMDo I read post 3 as suggesting that there are 3 slots open on the Bracken on the Sunday morning?Yes Mark. In fact there are (likely) 4 spare. If you three want to take them up then just say and you're in.One more anyone?
DuncanSorry to hear you can't make it but delighted for you in your new role. Hope to hear more about it soon.Niall
It is with a very heavy heart that I must withdraw from this year's BUDA. The (hypothetically) very profitable six-week full kitchen refurbishment project which I was due to start this week suddenly cancelled on me last Tuesday, leaving me without any work or income until my next job is due to commence in October. The wind was completely taken out of my sails.A golf packed late summer now lies in tatters as I must tighten my belt several notches. My apologies to Tony and all concerned.On a brighter note, in the spooky way that life plays tricks on us I am embarking on a complete late life career change. On Wednesday I spotted a Facebook post from a friend who has taken over the management of our local municipal golf course. He's short of staff in all areas of the operation. On a whim I sent him a message to which he responded in minutes.Long story short I start work in mid August as a full time employee of the local council at a golf course redesigned after the Great War by Dr MacKenzie. It is my first proper job after 42 years of somewhat precarious self-employment. I will be trained up as a greenkeeper as well as having duties in the pro shop and on the driving range. I'm rather excited!Sadly however, the drop in income and the long gap before my first pay packet necessitate cutting back on all extraneous expenditure over the next few months, and among other things BUDA must be sacrificed. I hope everyone has a great time.
Tony,So many issues preventing me from attending yet again. I will be vacating 3 nights at Petwood (16-18)I would like a BUDA participant to have first crack. Any one interested should contact me so as to arrange for transfer or cancellation and rebooking.Hopefully next year.Jay
Is anyone else beginning to get excited yet ?Niall
We lost Birkdale but added Swinley and Hollinwell.
I haven't left the US since 2019, so yes there is a fair bit of excitement.Enno mentioned pre-Buda rounds at Mildenhall and Brancaster. Jason Topp and I are playing at Mildenhall around 13:30 on 15 Sept and Brancaster at 8:30 & 13:100 on the 16th. Anyone else at those courses around the same time frame - let's try to connect.