Saturday, March 5
The Edinburgh Airport Taxis Golfing Society
I DISCOVERED THE EDINBURGH Airport Taxis Golfing Society this past week when they began following me on Twitter. The name grabbed me, so I checked out their site. The society consists of about 40 Edinburgh-based cabbies who love the small ball. It was started in the mid 1990s by a cabbie named Jimmy Hopper, who thought golf was the perfect respite from the airport taxi trade.
The boys play eight annual events from March through September. All are Stableford (a points system) competitions. The golfer with the highest point total at the end of the season is “Player of the Year.”
Many of the members are profiled on the site, including nicknames, handicaps and strengths and weaknesses. The society has a five-man committee and conducts an annual meeting at the season’s final event.
I can tell these blokes have fun on the links. If I’m ever in Edinburgh, I’d like to hop in one of their cabs and ride to the course for a friendly round and a pint.
−The Armchair Golfer
(Photo: Courtesy of EATGS)