Golf can be meaningful too

I was in the Barn, a local restaurant the other night talking about the Irish Open (that's golf).  

In the room were a crowd of people from the Mercy Hospital - that's a big old hospital in Cork. They were  going on about the golf.

I could hear them chatting about the weather & how that would affect the players.  Birdies, eagles & albatrosses were mentioned.  

"Are you all twitchers?" I wondered.

(In case you've never sucked an egg from a bird's nest, twitchers are bird watchers - and I haven't met any since I came back to Ireland.)

"Indeed, we are not, twitchers, or whatever you call  them.  We're fundraising for the Mercy."

"So what's with the birdies?"

"For every birdie Rory McIlroy shoots - we'll get money for the hospital."

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