Things went horribly wrong in the Farmers recently when the weather forecast had predicted only the odd isolated shower but in practice it started to drizzle lightly as the first 4 went out and during the course of the round it rained harder and harder with many players woefully under dressed for the inclement conditions.
The 7th proved the undoing for one group, where bizarrely the Teaching Professional holed his second shot for an Eagle 2 to be followed by the Chartered Mechanical Engineer shanking his 50 yard shot to the green straight at the Hydraulics Engineer who was using his umbrella in the manner of a shield pointing towards the clubhouse. Our man from the Black Country was blissfully unaware of the misguided missile heading his way till it bounced off the brolly with an almighty clang.
The Consultant would take none of the blame for his dire golf using the rather lame excuse that his clubs (as well as himself) were really sodden. Then followed a diatribe as he tried to explain what happened to the ball - all about parabolas and angles of deflection which was completely wasted on the other three players particularly the former West Country retailer who retired to his buggy feeling totally left out with all the shenanigans that had been going on round about him.