Saturday, November 19, 2016

Greatest show on Earth.....

That is the greatest show on Earth golf course where the Race to Dubai golf extravaganza is being held this weekend! This is one of the highlights of the Dubai sporting calendar and Dad always makes the effort to come out for it given its close proximity to the Rugby 7s which is the weekend after next.

My own sporting day started of with football in Safa Park (with the newly opened canal in close proximity - hopefully we will have a chance to explore shortly) and for the first time A. came along too as his Mother kindly rescheduled their Spanish lessons to start a little later so that he could do both. It was a good introduction to our our "jumpers for goalposts" (in fact cones) Saturday morning footballing endeavours and he acquitted himself well scoring a goal and putting in avoid all round performance. I also managed to score a couple of goals so we both I think felt it was a a satisfactory start to the morning.

After a quick shower Dad and headed off to the golf where we were treated to a lot of sunshine and excellent golf by Messrs. McElroy, Stenson, Dubuisson and Cabrero Bello who scored an excellent 63 for the day. It is always good fun to watch such great players in close proximity and we also struck lucky with lifts in the golf buggy from the entrance to the golf village and back again at the beginning and end of the day (as well as scoring some clubhouse passes from the driver in the morning) so our walking whilst still fairly substantial was not completely exhausting.

We were home in time for a roast lamb dinner with the family and a very entertaining game of rugby where Wales just about shaded the Japan team by 3 points. An excellent sporting day!

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