Well I have been in the Riverland for a week or so and enjoying playing the coursess in Renmark, Barmera, Murray Downs near Swan Hill. I also played at Mt Gambier Bue Lakes course ( soggy still) and Pinnaro ( firm and not bad for a little town/ 9 hole course).
My driving distance has increased from 190 m to 240 m ( occasionally) and finally I have got to practise bump and run shots. Playing bunkes with actual deep dry sand has been a bit of a novelty too. Because there is alotof run on each shot I am having to estimate clunb selection. I hit an 8 iron about 30% further than I ever did the other day. Wind has been still a factor some days, except in Barmera when it was very still and warm.
It is so dry up here. Metres away from the irrigated areas it looks like desert. As a public service I am staying for another three days, but moving to Euchuca. That should bring rain for them.
After playing Rich River, we are going back to Beaufort to leave our caravan there before zipping done to Melbourne for a fund raising walk for epilepsy research. Our 8 year old grand daughter was recently diagnosed with the condition. She has crowd funded $4K worth of donations. I hope to get a round in at Beaufort before returning to the land of the long grey cloud. The Green Triangle region may be one of the most livable rural regions in our country, but we also have a our fair share of illnesses due to the lack of Vitamn D ( depression, allergies, prostate issues)
The solution to playing in wet muddy conditions is to join the other Mexicans and head north for winter.
The migration must help the ailing economies of other states and help keep the golf courses viable. I have to think of whether I renew my registration as a dentist again and possibly look for work as a locum up north. I know I apprecaited the time off when I found an experienced senior dentist to cover for me ( no disasters to fix when I returned as happened with new graduates as locums) . My wife says no, I am undecided.