Monday, 7 March 2011

It's golf, not Sodom and Gomorrah

The Times, 7 March, 2011

It’s the hypocrisy of the ‘Holy Willies’ that so galls Ken Galloway, the golf club secretary. He remembers the long cold snap at the end of last year. All weekend, every weekend, “the golf course was like the Cresta Run,” he says, with hundreds of people — including fierce Sabbatarians — sledging and skiing over the fairways and across the greens.

“They make us mad by the way they make their argument,” growls Norrie MacDonald, the course record holder, in agreement. “This is golf on the Sabbath. It is not Sodom and Gomorrah. Anything else goes on Sunday, apparently. You can ski, you can take pictures, ride your bicycle. You can fornicate. You’d swear that something in the Bible specifically mentions golf as a sin.”

This take on the Sabbath's last stand  is from today's T2  section of the Times, and appeared alongside a five minute video. You can find more at Timesonline, Sunday on the Isle of Lewis

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