It was a good month for birdies. I had two in Sri Lanka and two in Japan, but the birdies, unfortunately, came easier than the victories this month. Not wanting to be an ungracious visitor, I did not allow my 3-up lead after 15 holes to stand, at Sri Lanka, settling happily for a drawn match.
Then at Japan I birdied the 1st and the 14th, putting myself in danger of finishing atop the leaderboard in what would have been an egregious breach of protocol in the club competion – carefully hitting my tee shots out-of-bounds on 16, 17, and 18 ensured that I would finish near the bottom of the leaderboard.
So what does one do when not winning matches? How about enjoying the best tea in the world at Nuwara Eliya on the front lawn of the famous golf club there? Or a personal first for me, soft cream on the golf course, this a black sesame soft cream on the 6th tee in Japan? There is a lot more to golf than just winning and birdies.
But don't worry. I'm on the cusp of of another string of victories. I've been working hard, taking a close look at grass, cross-training, climbing mountains, and preparing for some big matches coming up this month.