Short Story Preview: Golf in the Next Century – Malcolm Allen
The year 2149 was a great year for British Golf. Our top player Citizen 118 (*) code (A) won the Open Championship on the wonderful Territory
7 course with an incredible four round score of 138 and he then went on to win the Virtual Masters in the Albert Hall by a similar total. Four million competitors took part in this wonderful event which was screened throughout the world but, sadly, not in Territory 7 because the Territory Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) had failed to bid for the concession as it had spent all its E-dollars on a new historical drama series entitled The Last English Monarch.
Golf in 2149 is very different to what it was a hundred or so years ago. For a start it is not run by the R&A and the USGA although the latter
still holds sway in some districts of Americana. Of course, many years ago Britain became part of F-GREST, that is the Federation of Germany and the Remainder of the European Socialist Territories and is now called Territory 7. This event is proudly symbolised on our national flag by a black T7 on a yellow background with a map of what was England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Iceland outlined in green. The flag of course is changed annually on Federation Day (25th December) when the relative sizes of the countries are amended so that any one does not appear superior to another.
Golfers are, today, far bigger and stronger. The average height of a citizen is around 1.98 metres and this in itself means that the ball is
propelled much further than in the past even though it has been modified. Under F-GREST legislation there is no differential between males and females who participate in competitions on an equal footing. …