Having made it to the halfway point of the festival, my overriding conclusion so far is that considering they are bringing comedy shows to the home of golf, it’s frankly astounding how little golf some of these comics are putting into their shows.
It looked like it was going to be another show of missed opportunities when Taylor did an extended piece about various birds. He mentioned gulls, crows and geese, but steered clear of eagles and albatrosses. However, my apprehension could not have been more misplaced, as a beautifully observed section about golf gloves got the show firmly back on track towards living up to its title.
This was just the start of it, as a crucial character in the show proved to be a ‘mystical guru’ figure who was clearly based on the world’s number one golf coach, Butch Harmon (apologies to all those Sean Foley fans out there).
The coup de grâce was applied with an amazing routine about ‘pitch & putt’ which had all the high-handicappers in the room chuckling with recognition. It’s a bold title, but this show really does deliver. Five golf balls!
Reviewer – Teabagger Vance