GOLF, GIRTON, THE GEORGE, GETTING OUT OF THE WAY

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Look at his face!

Golf is back.

For some people this is more important than the reopening of pubs, or the Chinese takeaway, or the opportunity to meet your mother-in-law (at a distance) in Tunbridge Wells.

If you thought Kentish micropubs loved rules, you should see the regulations that greet gentlefolk returning to Girton Golf Club this week.

Only two players per group, no petting, no taking the ball out of the hole, no loos, no bar at the 19th hole, no buggies. NO BUGGIES !!

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Mobility scooters for the rich

Dad is enjoying his little trips out in the car, but I’m under orders to make sure he doesn’t wander on to the new A14 that crosses Girton.

Girton

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Still blissfully quiet

If you ignore the hills, and Germans driving on the wrong side of the road, you could be looking at a famous album cover;

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90 minutes for a round, plenty of time to show you all of Girton’s treasures.

Two pubs side-by-side, neither of which have troubled the GBG.

Toad in the Hole for £14.90 at the thatched Old Crown,

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Rare Elgoods outlet

or Phad Thai at the simpler George.

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One of Cambridge’s many Thai pubs

Cask ale accounts for much of the beer sold. Sadly the guest beer choice is no longer as exciting as the display of past pump clips show it once was.” bemoans WhatPub, which tells you quite a lot about CAMRA preferences.

Best pub here is the Social Club, says Mark.

Not much about Girton is exciting, apart from house prices.

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If you live north of the Cotswolds you can’t afford to live here

The Little Free Library is bereft of GBGs but does have “Keep Smiling Through“.

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How “charming”

The approach to a tame Cambridgeshire village is a series of 24 speed taming bumps, so you’ll want to head to the country lanes and pretend there’s not a 3 lane carriageway 200 metres away.

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Hope no-one’s coming
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Hello

By law you have to be called either “Tom” or “Joan” to live here.

Joan, 82, approaches me down the lane and I step into the hedge to meet my SD,

If men had hid in bushes waiting for me 60 years ago I’d have hit them with my stick” she laughs.

The cutting-edge, award-winning playground isn’t roped off, but I resist.

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Fun

Girton College, where Joan studied History of Lute in 1956-59, is closed. Shame, we used to hold NHS events there and the grounds are gorgeous.

By Quintus Lollius Urbicus – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70295136

Opposite the College you’ll see what sort of employment Girton offers.

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Brewery free zone

Street art ? you ask.

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Simon’s new mascot ?
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Makes change from a defibrillator

That’s your lot, bar the church and a Co-op. We now have one Co-op per 77 residents in South Cambs.

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St Andrew

Dad lost his 9 holes, by the way. But the other chap IS a mere 72.

13 thoughts on “GOLF, GIRTON, THE GEORGE, GETTING OUT OF THE WAY

  1. Nine holes in 90 minutes is pretty good at any age. Golf was one of the first things opened up in our area. Aren’t you glad you don’t obsess on beer variety like so many people do? It’s got to be tiresome at a certain point.

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    1. 9 in 90 and it’s not a tiny course; they have a visiting professional.

      Yes, I’d say Adnams and Elgoods as house beer in those two pubs would have made CAMRA members joyful 30 years ago. I ought to go back when they open and report.

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