I don’t believe I have seen better fairways on a golf course. The kikuyu grass is like a carpet at Gowrie Farm. It seemed wrong to take a divot! I quickly filled mine with a green-coloured mixture which I thought a clever idea. And the semi-rough is almost as perfect. How can you not hit a good shot from those lies. The bunkers look bad places to visit, and I couldn’t avoid them, but the sand was firm and easy to get distance from. Gowrie is different to Bosch Hoek, where I also played, yet equally kind to the eye. They both have a pristine natural beauty about them that is rare to find.