Saturday, July 14, 2007
Apart from the matter of Fat Monty, I have no interest golf, but I do periodically find myself watching it on television in a light trance. This is solely because of the mad, commentating improvisations of Peter Alliss. Just now I learned, as a direct result of some fragment of Alliss whimsy, that Australians use rubber snakes to keep ducks out of their gardens. I also now learn that he weighed 14lbs 11oz at birth and never learned to swim - 'I can float on my back across the Atlantic, but turn me face down and it's over...' Find out more at weird and wonderful web site. Alliss holds out the hope that behind every golf bore there lurks a good old English fruitcake.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 12:43 pm