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So how was the Algarve ?

Posted by: user8 [FORUM MODERATOR] | Tue 17th Feb 2009 14:31 | Last Reply

You banged on about it enough before you went, what was it like then ?

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user24437
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 16:29

Brilliant, loved every minute of it.  Got to know a couple of new Golfshakers and reaffirm friendships with others.  Got to play rounds with everyone and had the privelidge of going out in the last group on the last two days to see how pressure golf was really played.  The greens on the last couple of days were fast (compared to here), never seen so many nervous putts from above the hole on the last day.  Mostly stunning courses, beautifully prepared.

Great to get a bit of sun on my face and play in shirt sleeves.  Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. 

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user24437
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 16:39

Just negotiating with the other half about whether we both go or not.  If not hoping to make it on my own

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user20126 [FORUM MODERATOR]
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:18

Did you not hear?

The entire party got arrested on arrival in Portugal.

They got seven days in jail and then deported back to the UK.

I think the charge was fraud as when they went through customs they all said they were golfers!  And were promptly arrested.

Russ

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user14009
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:33

absolutely fantastic time. great company, crap golf - well most of the time - fantastic weather. roll on next year!! At least we all played rubbish on one of the days - getting in tune with each other lol!

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user14009
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:34

oh yeah - and those bloody greens!!!!!!!

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user20126 [FORUM MODERATOR]
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:35

They know I'm only joking...  lol

Probably just a slight touch of jealousy.

Hopefully I'll be getting arrested along with them next year.

Russ

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user24437
Reply : Tue 17th Feb 2009 18:10

I managed to drag them all down to my level by the end of the week.  Loads of highlights too numerous to mention.  If we meet up there next year Russel you can buy me a drink in the local bar at happy hour - I'll have the 6.5 litre glass! 

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user24437
Reply : Wed 18th Feb 2009 09:39

I actually 4 putted for the first time ever (at least since I started keeping stats) on the 10th at Gramacho - even more galling as I was the only one to hit the green in our group.  Will be interesting to see how I get on tomorrow with slow UK greens....

re: So how was the Algarve ?
user20126 [FORUM MODERATOR]
Reply : Wed 18th Feb 2009 11:23

Tim, I'll buy one of them next year if I'm there, how many straws does it take?

Russ


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