The European Tour moves to Portugal just outside of Lisbon. I have heard a lot about Oitavos Dunes and like all courses by the sea you are in the lap of the gods when it comes to the weather. Today has seen plenty of rain and we are going just out after a club competition. At least it was a shotgun start so the course is going to be clear, and as I tee my ball up on the stunning looking 415-yard first, I know I’m going to be in for another great day’s golf. Hopefully the golfing gods are with me and I don’t get too wet.
As I look down the fairway I have sand dunes to my left and pine trees to my right and what looks like a sliver of perfectly-manicured green carpet separating the two. I manage to find the middle of the fairway – the best position to see the green would be on the left of the fairway for today’s pin position – but I’m not in bad shape.