When Gerry Howell emerged onto the stage I was looking forward to hearing the comedy-staple “you’re probably thinking I look like a cross between…” gag – which could have easily been “Mark Roe and Rafael Jacquelin”. Alas, Howell didn’t seem interested in comedy staples, or golf.
In a routine about bears, Jack Nicklaus ‘The Golden Bear’ was ignored completely. Another opportunity came and went in a play about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, which omitted the famous lunar golf shots. Finally, a piece about hat doffing etiquette failed to mention its importance during the end of round handshake. Remarkable oversights! 1 golf ball.