Some people believe all playwrights should be taken out and shot.
Which is just what we attempted to do with the winners of the play-writing competition organised by Newport Playgoers on the theme of golf.
However, instead of a firing squad we used a camera, and to make life even trickier we shot them on a roundabout.
The reason? There were golf flags, bunkers and plenty of greenery to serve as a backdrop – courtesy of the forthcoming Ryder Cup. There were also passing cars and lamp-posts to contend with. Not to mention the fact that in terms of a good press photo there is precious little to link golf and writing.
So, armed with five writers, five golf clubs and a laptop we spent an hour on a sunny September Sunday striking a variety of golfing writer poses, the results of which can be seen here.
With the photos taken (by ace snapper Caroline), we retired to the Dragonfly for a pint and a lively chat. Most convivial!
The Hole In One Act Play Festival is at the Dolman Theatre from 12 – 16 October. For more information and to book tickets, phone (01633) 263670. More information is available online at www.dolman-theatre.co.uk