Last weekend I headed to Lisbon for my first competitive rounds of 2016 playing in the Oitavos Classic, a fantastic golf course and hotel in Cascais. It hasn't been the best weather in the UK so I was looking forward to playing in dry conditions - oh how I was so wrong!
On day one torrential rain fell most of the day, fortunately I was wearing waterproofs but even the best in the business couldn't save me as I was soaked through after two holes, the greens were flooded and so that was the end of that! On day two, everyone was battered by high winds, rain and even hail, I have never played in conditions like it and hopefully I won't ever again! Pleased just to complete 18 holes, I couldn't get into a hot bath quick enough.
It was such a shame and just unlucky, the locals had never seen weather like this and it's typical - the forecast for this week is warm and sunny!
My Playing Partner Tries To Take Shelter During A Hail Storm