Last weekend I went to play golf in Mie prefecture with three SakaiHigashi Smith students. We are all golf enthusiasts and often discuss the finer points of the game during lessons. As we all live in the Sakai City area we decided put our money where our mouths were and play for the Sakai Cup. (i.e. a large bottle of Sake). It was a terrific day that was filled with highlights, laughter, drama, tension and oh yeh the odd cold beverage. I made a rule that there was to be no Japanese spoken and they had all received lessons on golf lingo that they could now put into practice. All the students really enjoyed the day (especially the champion) and we decided to make it an annual event. Unfortunately it was not to be my day and i had to settle for third place. It looks like its back to the driving range for me!!!