Now golf might not be everybody’s cup of tea, I’m aware of that.
You may well agree with Mark Twain’s description that it’s a good walk spoiled.
Or perhaps Winston Churchill’s analysis: “Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose” (he sounds like a frustrated golfer if ever there was one).
But if it is your thing then you will know, and probably love, Peter Alliss, the smooth-tongued BBC commentator who has been king of the airwaves since the 1970s and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon, despite recently celebrating his 83rd birthday.
And it’s not just commentating he does, he also likes to get out and do one-man shows ... which is the reason for writing, as Alliss is coming to Lowther Pavilion in Lytham on Wednesday.
He has sold out his last two visits at the venue, but is returning with a new show, which will include a question and answer segment.
Described by Golf Digest as “the greatest golf commentator ever”, Alliss played in Ryder Cups and won several tournaments before taking to talking about the game.
Tickets for his Lowther Pavilion appearance, priced £20, are available from www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or 01253 794 221.