Today was supposed to be a golfing day.
I haven’t played a lot of golf recently, certainly not by the standards of my challenge year, so I was looking forward to the challenge of three rounds in three days starting with a game with Shadders today. The plan was to revisit the course where we first played, Stockwood Park in Luton. That visit was on 22nd October 2010, one month after my first ever round of golf, and I got round in 102. It would have been nice to notch up a new personal best. It would have been horrible not to!
Shadders contacted me yesterday top say that he wouldn’t be able to play because he needed to go to the office to give a presentation. The presentation was to be about the same subject I had presented to the same people nearly two years ago. To say that the company I left and he still works for are fast moving would be a mistake – glacial may be more accurate.
So today’s golf is off and instead I’ve spent the time re-publishing my book. Unfortunately I discovered this morning that the way the printer works is different to how I expected and the copies of the book that have been printed have the pages I expected to be on the left of the book being printed on the right, and vice versa.
So for the copies that have been bought so far, each section starts on the left hand page, instead of the right-hand page. This has annoyed me. Being a perfectionist is hard enough without the most basic things going wrong.
I’ve now resent the format I require and the issue is now sorted out. I’ve also taken the opportunity to correct a couple of typos (like putting the wrong year as a date: I played Worplesdon in 2011, not 2010. I hadn’t even played golf in February 2010!)
For those people that have bought the book – I apologise for the error. I will find some way of making this apology worth something to you financially. Probably after Christmas and probably in conjunction with the next book. I’ll let you know.
Meanwhile, I’m going to dig out my winter golfing wear. I tee of at 7.40am tomorrow and the forecast is for sub-zero temperatures…
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