We have just arrived back in Newcastle (and my case and both sets of clubs are in Manchester..more of this later) after a wonderful week playing golf in a hot and sunny Corfu. The Autumn tournament was great fun and "him indoors" even won a prize! The hotel, Grand Mediterranno in Ermones
was organised by Ken and was excellent, as were the evenings out and the meals at the club and at Elizabeth's restaurant, Nautico. The price of 633 euros (+plus flights) was great value and included airport and hotel to golf club transfers, B&B 3 hotel evening meals, drinks receptions and wine with certain meals. The company was good and ages ranged from 35 years to 89 years with handicaps across the range of 5 to 34. I would recommend this to any golfer. Various competitions over the week included individual and team stablefords and medals and you could choose to play or not as the mood took you...I chickened out of the individual medal and enjoyed a day on the beach and by the pool.
Re the luggage situation...it was a bit surreal. We were sitting on the plane watching the bags being loaded...all safely on board, then "him indoors" said,"they're taking them off" Sure enough the three trolley trailer was re-loaded with our bags and did a lap of the runway, returned to the plane for 15 minutes then set off for another plane then the terminal!!! We were informed (only because we asked) that "because of the heat", the bags were going to Manchester!!! Only about 5% of the bags actually made it to Newcastle...filling only half of the carousel. I phoned Thos Cook to check that the bags would be delivered as promised and asked for a reason, the operator chuckled and said they had been told it was for "operational reasons!" Luckily I have nothing vital in my case...only my make-up is of any real importance! But my better half won't be able to play golf with his mates tomorrow. He won't be bored though...I have a few jobs lined up for him!!
Back From Golf In Corfu