Always take the weather with you…

What a great song that was! “Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you”. I am pretty sure it was Crowded House. The title kind of settles with me now as I follow the weather in a few different parts of the world. +43 out in Melbourne where some of our England players are battling it out in the first event of the year, the Master of the Amateurs. +33 in South Africa where the England Boys are round robining with South Africa and Canada (see Brian Roake’s blog on right). In the UK? Well, when the England Golf Coaching Conference starts tomorrow I am hoping the drop off number due to adverse weather will not be too dramatic. But unfortunately, I have a feeling I could be wrong! And I guess when you hear horror stories about people having to spend the night in their cars because they are stuck on a road somewhere, then it is easy to see why other alternatives seem quite attractive!

Of course, for a Swede this is quite difficult to understand. I do realise though that much like golf, it has a lot to do with the equipment. Roads need to be cleared from snow and ice and tires need to be right for the conditions. It reminds me about a column I read a little while ago from somebody who reported on the snow in Paris. She said the city had two trucks kited out with the right snow clearance equipment. But one was  on loan to Bordeaux. No wonder Paris comes to a standstill in the snow! It will be interesting to find out how Woodhall Spa and the rest of the country can deal with tomorrow.

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