Well we come to the end of a truly forgettable year. As we start to think about 2021 there are some good bits of news…..we shall soon forget about Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn, Dominic Cummings and Brexit.
I can’t help but keep an eye on the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Well we all know where the university is located and the British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical has its headquarters in Cambridge – so well done UK.
There is however one little wrinkle. What you may have missed is that the CEO of AstraZeneca is, Monsieur Pascal Soriot and he graduated from École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, where the study of 4-legged animals must now have hidden benefits – c’est la vie. Thank goodness we have those 5 lady professors (see last contribution).
I know we all like some competition and so I would like to announce a new Captain’s competition:
- Over 80 - first to be vaccinated
- 70 -79 - first to be vaccinated
- 55 – 69 - first to be vaccinated
The first email to me will win a bottle of wine in each of the 3 age groups.
We are now well into the winter playing season and the modern climate offers a steady mixture of rain and more rain. The ground staff battle to keep the course open and we must remain cheerful and hope that we can continue to play 9-holes when the ground conditions and Boris permit.
So let’s all be positive as the door to 2021 creaks open and hope that we can all be vaccinated before Easter and return to normal play with a firm handshake at the 18th green.
On behalf of your hard working Highwaymen’s committee,
I wish you all a Happy New Year and stay safe