Wednesday is always an early finish day for us van drivers at Toops, so that we are available for any meetings that the management require us to attend. No such meeting yesterday, but something much more interesting. One of our wholesalers invited the van drivers out for a golfing afternoon, a nice appreciation of our hard work during the year. Six of us, together with two from the wholesalers and our boss Kevin boarded the taxis which took us to Manor Park Golf Club. All the keen golfers bought their own clubs, while a couple of us who hadn’t played for many years used borrowed sets.
We were all presented with a new cap each, embroidered with the Toops logo with “Golf Day 2009” underneath, and 3 golf balls each. The cap had a handy green magnetised marker. Once we were split into two teams we were all raring to go.
Our nine holes of golf took approx 2 hours to complete. We played in fine but slightly breezy conditions which was very pleasant considering the weather that we have had lately. I blame my lack of prowess on the fact that I haven’t played golf in nearly 30 years. But never mind, it certainly beats working!
After a refreshing shower and change of clothes we boarded pooled vehicles and went for dinner at the Silver Spoon Restaurant, Silverstream. No complaints about the meal, my bacon wrapped scallops, followed by scotch fillet steak and salad certainly filled the spot. I’m always a pushover as far as ice-cream is concerned, so there was no way I would not have ordered the dish of three different flavours with chocolate sauce. After all, Jenny was dining out last night too so there was no way I was going to miss out, was there?
Taxi chits were provided to get us home safely – a boon these days when everyone is concerned with not driving after a few ales. Thanks for a great afternoon.