On a tranquil morning, the distinctive metallic ting as the driver club  
hits the dimpled hard white ball,
 further down the course hearing a shout of “fore left” as somebody 
miss-hits and warningly calls,
the curving fairway to the 13th hole is lined by conifer trees and long  
 grass and has a mark of 3 par,
the strong wind blows the ball off course into the rough incurring a 
double bogey as the ball goes too far.

 Red and white flagsticks decorate the immaculate greens of Saint 
Andrew’s Old Course, golf’s historical home,
the crowds of enthusiastic spectators at The Open Championship 
clearly show how the sport has grown,
  practise, concentration and precision are required to master the game, 
 and the overlap position of the hand,
an unfortunate shot ends up in the bunker and requires the sand wedge 
which raises a cloud of golden sand.

A coastal line course provides challenging undulations, with flowering 
gorse lined paths and spectacular sea views,
 the winding procession of holes and fairways are highlighted with sun and 
shade as transient cumulus clouds pass through,
 after consideration, a chip shot is required to gently roll the ball across the
level manicured grass of the green,
coming out of the clubhouse with other players early on a summer morn 
reveals a rolling tranquil golfing scene.

Pulling the golf cart containing an assortment of clubs, wearing spiked shoes 
and a visored hat to block the brightness of the sun,
after playing an enjoyable 18 holes with friends on a blustery autumnal day, 
adding up the scorecards to see who won,
training at the range and relishing the challenge of playing rounds in weather 
fair and foul, all throughout the year,
whenever I see golfers on a course or watch the competitions on the tv screen,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Husband Justin Farthing 1929 – 2017

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