Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 13 - 22/3/2012 - Mission Hills

Yet another wonderful day in this amazing place. Later start today so bit of a sleep in before heading over to the clubhouse for our breakfast. Another perfect day with the weather, sunny and warm at 27 degrees, but a nice breeze kept the humidity away.
World Cup Course
Tee Markers
Caught the 10:30am shuttle to Shenzhen Clubhouse to play the World Cup Course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Met up with our 3 lovely caddies from the other day, we had asked them to caddy for us again. It is such great fun trying to communicate when neither of you speaks the other language, but I learned all sorts today. My caddie, Yu, lives in 1 room with 6 other caddies, she said her husband does also live in Dongguan but I am not sure that he actually lives with her. She has a 2 year old daughter who lives 4000 km away with her mother. She only gets 1 week vacation each year to go and see her child - amazing stuff!!
Jane & Yu
Anyway, back to the golf! Beautiful course as you would expect. This is the only course we have played so far that did not have green renovations happening so they were a real treat.
The Shenzhen caddies
Mike played really well and had 38 points. He had a birdie on the 12th which was great. Sean also had another birdie today on the 5th but did not hit the ball as well today and had 26 points. I struggled today with the knees and joints and felt very happy to manage the 24 points that I did. I still could not putt, even on the nice greens and also struggled to chip. That is golf !! Once again though, it was well worth playing and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
We caught the shuttle back to Dongguan and had a nice quiet drink in the bar before heading up for shower and change. Dinner tonight back in the World Kitchen. Very nice evening. Last day tomorrow, playing the Norman Course which is supposed to be very difficult - have to get some extra energy for one last game :-)

18th hole

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