LAGOS TOUR UPDATE 2017
**(For a little context, you may like to read last year’s report first).
April 21st 2017, they gathered in Terminal 1 Dublin Airport, 26 men who were about to do
the 2017 Lagos challenge. The Minder, the minded, the absent minded, the strong minded
and the simple minded all heading for the sun of Portugal. Rumours that Popeye** had
divorced and was on another STAG had the group moved to an Aer Lingus Flight only to
have 50 of Lauren’s Hen party on Board.
Once all clubs, designer gear was retrieved from flight EI498 the party boarded the bus
to Lagos where we all Checked in to the Tivoli Hotel swiftly and quietly slipped down 100
metres to the Adega da Marina restaurant for a Group meal. The beer came Irish style by
the gallon and all had a perfect athlete’s evening.
Saturday was a mandatory rest day but some of the search party** enquired in local
hostelries whether any of the 2016 Malahide GC Srixon golf balls had been handed in.
Despite extensive searches none were found but their effort was commendable. Reporting
back in bar O’Arista to watch Munster v Saracens the troops wet their whistles and the
coach and others gave the referee advice, most of which was ignored. BBC 1 then showed
Chelsea v Spurs in the FA Cup Semi Final where the EUR2 pints made it watchable,
however the overpriced G&T @ 3 Euro was noted.
Sunday, we headed off to Penina, the Grandfather of Portuguese golf courses designed
in 1966 by Sir Henry Cotton and home to the Portuguese Masters for several years. Poetry
Party played Crap, no 2’s, just call thru’s, but Minder got his Cap.
At a Séance in the solution centre aka bar O’Arista the scribe is punished by BOOTS, them
too big for walking and this cured his game proving one can be healed so to speak.
Monday at cock crow; well some though so we headed to BOAVISTA for a 9.30am start.
The local guard (SG) joined the troops taking up a coveted ghost position, proving
Malahide GC is all encompassing. Mind you a compass might be provided in the future for
them so called locals.
Tuesday some guys went back to Penina, others did their nails and some searched again
for those missing 2016 golf balls. Their endeavours is much so appreciated by those ball
losers in Espace 2016. Tuesday evening off to Restaurant Solar do Farelo, Mexilhoeira
where the wine was available as a take a away (in your tummy). Ditto Cranberry juice albeit
limited to a personal consumption.
Wednesday Palmeras awaited and boy was it a shock. The Doc, the badger and the Hehir
fresh from a slumber told Cranberry “we are on song” and politely took any bets, indeed
vacuumed him! The Minded complained of no look outs and put down his bad luck to his