Because I’d often be deep in rough when my playing partner was down the fairway – yes, golf is the best sport for social distancing.
And also because nothing makes you want to keep your distance more than having to listen to your boss on the course talk about his share options or his new car.
Ir’s not that I dislike golf, or professional or amateur golfers. In fact I used to cover golf.
And was happy to revisit the Open when it returned to Northern Ireland www.discovernorthernireland.com last summer for the first time in neatly 60 years.
And even joined the legendary Gary Player around Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, as he played a round of golf for Japanese television.
It’s just social golfers that I try to avoid like the, er COVID-19.
Not the social golfers like my Dear Old Mum and Dad, you understand, who used to play on my Dad’s half-day.
The Golf Coast
Not that my Dad seemed to enjoy it all that much… he’d mutter away to himself and shake his head all round.
Another home of golf
While my old stomping ground of Co. Wicklow www.visitwicklow.com is more than a match.
If you like your golf then join me as I swung my way through…
MEET YOU ON THE COURSE… AT A SAFE DISTANCE