Ponies, Rabbits, Cows, Birdies, and the Olympic Games
It has been a busy week with a surprising number of animals involved. I was at St. Andrews for the Open Championship where I mowed fairways and collected performance data from the greens, and I saw a lot of rabbits in Scotland in addition to the previously mentioned sheep. As an aside, I highly recommend the famous award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar in Fife. Look no further for the best chippie in Britain.
After the Open I went to England, visited a number of golf courses, and
was particularly impressed with Bramshaw Golf Club’s Forest Course in
the New Forest National Park, Hampshire. I made three birdies in the
first seven holes at this fun course. I saw ponies everywhere at the New
Forest including many of them on the golf course.
Then I made a visit to Greenwich Park, site of the 2012 Olympics equestrian events and the Royal Observatory. Ive studied cool-season grasses for the past two weeks and am ready to see the tropical grasses again. It has been a whirlwind tour of Britain.