Last time I played golf, I hit two holes-in-one and lost one golf ball. True story.
How one manages to lose a golf ball playing putt putt, I blame on the Japanese beer I was drinking at the time.
When the surf is not cranking, golfing is not usually on my mind - though I have hauled my blue bag of clubs around many courses over the years. And lost enough balls to ponds that are designed to wither my focus and enthusiasm for this ancient game.
On the other hand, the author of the Swichfoot surfing books, Andrew Crockett has a more severe interest in golfing and has just published a coffee table book called Bump and Run.
His site states: "The ethos of Bump & Run is very much like his surfing publications, to give respect to the elders who pioneered the game and to not lose sight of the traditions that bind the culture together. Through two years working full time on the Bump & Run golf book Crockett has been fortunate enough to interview many of the all time great golfers including World Golf Hall of Fame members; Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Tom Watson, Sir Bob Charles and Kel Nagle."
"Focusing on the 'Golden era' of Australian golf Crockett has sought the knowledge of the elders with further contributons from;Norman Von Nida, Bruce Crampton, Graham Marsh, Bill Dunk, Frank Phillips, Jan Stephenson, David Graham, Bob Shearer, Peter Toogood, Ian Stanley, Bruce Devlin, Jack Newton and golf historian Tom Moore. "
So if you have a young Greg Norman in the making or an ageing golf tragic in the family or just want to meet the author of Swichfoot I and II, get thee to Annies Books at Peregian, between Noosa and Coolum, this saturday at 1000AM (EST) for the Queensland launch.