I was interested to hear about players taking a break because of rain, back in 2014 I was working as an official at the Australian Amateur Championships, we had players from thirteen different countries including one from Russia, it was one of the hottest weeks ever in Adelaide, up to 44c, we only called them in once because of the heat and just for good measure due to lightning on Tuesday afternoon.
The following is a piece I wrote for our club newsletter.
I had a semi final to referee on Saturday which was to be Minji Lee from Fremantle and Luna Sobron from Spain, due to Ms Sobrons quarter final match going to five extra holes we changed the playing order to enable her to have a rest before her semi final. I went down to the first tee to introduce myself to the new players in my group, Jenny Lee from Glenelg I knew and I looked around for her opponent and it turned out to be a very young fifteen year old from Queensland, named Karis Davidson, Karis also had a fifteen year old caddie. Over the next twenty holes I watched some of the best golf you could imagine, Jenny was a very unlucky looser as her opponent pitched her ball into the hole for eagle on the 6th and 8th and for birdie on the 16th. Karis went down to Minjee in the final but watch for her in the future she is quite a talent. Minjee has a plus eight handicap and at seventeen has just completed school and will now be able to devote more time to her golf!