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An eventful Saturday......

April 29, 2013 11:23 by donald
While Saturday April 27th may well be remembered in Dalhousie circles for some superb golf over Buddon Links ( notably Alan Baird's outstanding 64 and Ian Wilson's fine 70 ), it might be that a unique incident on the 16th tee will prove to be equally significant - and perhaps even more memorable. As Pat Robb's fourball moved serenely towards the closing trio of holes, not one of them could possibly have predicted the oncoming drama which would unfold, as Pat himself teed up his ball in preparation for a wind-assisted drive to start his optimistic search for birdie on the sixteenth. As I am sure most Dalhousie members will agree, he is not one to hang around on the tee, but on this occasion his pause at address was more than enough to allow a black Labrador dog to leap across from the road alongside the boundary fence, grasp Pat's ball in its mouth and gleefully head westwards with its trophy. Chaos, of course, then followed.....thankfully cut short by the dog's owner retrieving the ball from the clutches of the triumphant, pretty reluctant and unsympathetic creature, which - with several growls and a baring of white molars - did not fail to let Pat and his colleagues know how displeased he now felt. From the patchy descriptions so far available from the other members of the group, it is not known to the writer whether Pat suffered any penalty for his ball moving from the tee at address; what IS known, however, is that a considerable amount of "slavers" had to be taken care of before the ball was then struck for real. At this point in time, the writer again regrets that he cannot confirm whether the aforesaid "slavers" were attributable to the dog or the verbal reaction of the member concerned.......
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