Rock Legend, Rick Wakeman, oft seen on the fairways, who also tonks a decent drive. Introducing the Xmas Blog from a Grumpy Old Golfer;
“This year the weather was kinder than last year as regards playing golf. Last year my balls froze. It’s not easy playing with frozen balls.
However, it did give me lots of excuses for my appalling play that Xmas . Balls bounced everywhere because of the hard ground or disappeared completely into snow drifts or failed to even reach the temporary greens (terrible at the best of times).
Playing off of rubber mats is a joke if you’re six foot three as your legs (and frozen balls) have to be on the ground whilst your little white ball is balanced on some horrible piece of miniature rubber tubing. It’s also too cold to grip the club properly.
There was also the wind (read into that what you will).
The only thing that didn’t mind the elements was my GoKart.
So, I returned happy after the “game” knowing that there were many reasons for losing so many balls , playing to 12 over my handicap and having frozen balls.
This year though, not so good – the weather has been mild.
No frozen ground.
No frozen balls.
…and yet I played the same. 12 over my handicap, lost loads of balls, swore a lot and then of course , there was the wind (read into that what you will).
I’m going out again tomorrow. Thank heavens I got loads of balls for Xmas .
My GoKart likes mild weather too.
I reckon that’s because the GoKart doesn’t have frozen balls to hinder it.
Good Winter Slogan that; “GoKart…the only electric trolley that can’t freeze your balls”.Add a comment Tweet
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more Christmassy and your halls are groaning under the weight of decked holly, here it is in all its glory – the GoKart Christmas Puzzle. 18 holes of haphazard, humbling, hellish and decidely humourous brainstretchers that’ll while away the hours in between the the Christmas Pud and the bubble and squeak. And beyond most probably.
We’ve combined the talents of Puzzle Meister Extraordinaire, Joe Davies (Creo) and our own GoKartoonist Geoff Waterhouse to produce our most fun puzzle yet. You can play the course in any order, swear to your heart’s content, fling your clubs and wear anything you bloomin’ well like (try doing that at your local). Get to the end of the 18 holes, find the final answer and your could win a GoKart (or the equivalent in Gokarty stuff if you already have one).
And we’ll be there quietly, hiding in the bushes from Boxing Day, ready with a forum to give you swing tips and keep you on the fairways.
So have fun, don’t forget to invite your friends to come and play and we’ll see you in the New Year for prizegiving.
With very best wishes from all of us at GoKart for a Happy Christmas and Absolutely Stonking New Year, on and off the golf course.
Click here to go to the puzzle!
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Thought for the Day
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory
Now that the regular tournaments on the European and American Tours have concluded, it’s that time of the year when we hand out some gongs, and brickbats, for the best and worst performances of the year. So here is the GoKart list of the performances of the season
Bad timing of the Year
Lee Westwood. Twice in the last three weeks he has decimated a world class field, finding his best form just as the year ends
American Great White Hope of the Year
Lexi Thompson. The American teenage phenomenon has now won on the LPGA and LET tours in the last three months at the age of 16 and has ignited hopes that Korean domination of the women’s game may be threatened
Hangover of the Year (more…)Add a comment Tweet
No, the frozen food chain hasn’t started selling sports equipment. Iceland the country. The appropriately named Bjorn Ingolfsson, is the latest recruit to the expanding GoKart universe. He is establishing the chilliest GK outpost to date (next stop Greenland).
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We’ve said it before…but we officially have the best (and maybe the nuttiest) customers in the world. Take a look at this photo of the Senior section at Sweetwood Golf Club at their annual Xmas fun day - where each of them have lovingly selected a winter woolly to match their GoKarts. We love it! With thanks to Dave Wells (sixth from right, the one with the sensible hat), Seniors’ Vice Captain there this year. Lord only knows what they’re in store for in 2012.
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We still have just about time to deliver for Christmas. Theoretically the last day for despatch is the 22nd, but that’s maybe cutting it a bit fine! We’d advise you to order as soon as possible to allow Santa’s little helpers (DPD) to get the job done. As usual DPD will email and text an estimated hour’s delivery slot – we get loads of positive comments from customers saying how efficient they are, and how well their system works. So you’ll be able to track your parcel all the way.
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