The Golf Road Warriors have vastly different positions on any number of things, but one thing we agree on: Our dispatches from Ireland won’t include copious descriptions of how well or badly we happen to be playing the colossal courses on the itinerary.
A cursory synopsis, however, indicates that two of us have been playing well, the other two badly. But a welcome mitigating yardstick is that the difficult tracks we’ve been playing made going around Ballybunion – ranked 18th- -best in the world, according to a 2009 survey in Golf Magazine — this afternoon seem “easy,” even for the struggling twosome.
True, it was, according to Ballybunion’s starter, the best day so far this year, weather-wise: brilliant sunshine, temperatures around 80º F, breezes around 10 MPH. Still, the course seemed decidedly copasetic.
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