By Mike Wookey on Jul 17, 2008
"SOUTHPORT, England - Forget the leaderboard. No one dominated at Royal Birkdale like the whipping wind and soaking rain.
Thegot off to a chilly, soggy start Thursday, with storms rolling off the Irish Sea turning the historic links course into a house of horrors."
And to think, I used to live 8 miles away from here, makes me feel all the more comfortable dealing with the Northern Californian summer.
Interestingly enough, Tim Marsland, one of the Software CTOs actually did grow up here, his comments of life in this area, not to different from Mine, "Pleasant enough". Hardly the nexus of computer science or technology though, more focused on potato farming. I remember the importance stressed on "Glacial Erosion" at school as the one thing the area was famous for was its soil quality, I'm surprised I didn't become a geologist.
Golf however is a passion in these parts and the British Open this weekend is being played on one of the hardest golf courses I have ever played on, its actually verging on the insane at times, unless you hit that perfect shot you'll be lucky if you can see the green.
Golf handicap at age 15: 4, Golf handicap at age 40: errr no idea, but a lot lot higher than 4, the toll of a career in high tech.