“Steady lads !”

Was the cry from tournament sponsor MK Seve, world leader and keen bee keeper.

“All the arrangements are in place and I am working on extending this fine weather until the end of the tournament.”

Organiser Sterios Hoppy spoke with confidence from his Greek villa:

“Yes all is well. Although I have heard nothing from the golf people or the accommodation people, but that is not unusual in these difficult times

On the money front, which basically is all I am interested in, I will be asking for funding at the end of August when the 14 players will be contacted by Phil The Greek, one of my trusted new henchmen assistants.

Playing order, handicaps and the new handicap rules will be published in due course. Meanwhile I personally am off to France for a bit of warm weather drinking training so buggar off now and leave me alone.”