Golf With Des

All about Golf with David, Elly and Stan! And probably some other stuff too…


Archive for November, 2006

Chicken Wars

As usual David is talking rubbish.

Click here……

This chicken-focussed page clearly states that you can keep refrigerated chicken for 3-4 days as does this one….

Tomorrow for my lunch I will be having lovely chicken salad sandwiches made with chicken that I roasted on Monday Evening.

Here endeth the lesson.


Check out our new poll regarding the safe storage of chicken in modern refrigerators.

Is it safe to store it up to 4 days, or is it best eaten within 2?

What do you think?

Here’s some Stan prepared earlier….


Des Moines

This week’s Famous Des is Des Moines, the famous place.

Des is the capital of the US state of Iowa and is positioned here…

Several famous people (unfortunately none called Des) have lived and worked in Des:

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Bryson
  • Corey Taylor (from Slipknot)

Des Moines is also the home of The Des Moines Big Band who look a bit funky.

But wait, it gets even funkier than them – check this bridge out…

Wow. That would make a cool stage for The Des Moines Big Band. Maybe I should suggest it to them.

Keen Christians in Des Moines can tune into “Life 107.1FM” for the very latest in Christian Music. After a in-depth study of Des Moines radio stations, I have discovered that there is a gap in the market for both a Muslim and Jewish radio stations, so all you Jews and Muslims reading these pages – get yourselves over to Des and get on the airwaves. Yea-hah!

As of the census of 2000, there were 198,682 people, 80,504 households, and 48,704 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,012.0/km² (2,621.3/mi²). There were 85,067 housing units at an average density of 433.3/km² (1,122.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.29% White, 8.07% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.52% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 6.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

I could go on forever, but I’m probably losing your attention now after that bit.

Another Des next week.


A very difficult game of golf this week, but a convincing win from me all the same.

What makes this victory even sweeter is that our very own Mr Matthews resorted to unsporting play by shouting just as I was putting on the 14th when he realised that he wasn’t going to win by good play alone. His random shout made me jump and miss an easy 2ft putt.

This week’s scorer was Elly who wrote our names in the wrong place which makes the card look a bit out of sync…

Not sure if there is or isn’t a Golf with Des this weekend as I’m away with the very good wife visiting friends in Poole. Elly I believe is in Southport and Stan is attending the Big Buyer exhibition in Italy later this week although I think he may be back at some time on Friday so might be playing with Matt who would be first non-celebrity golfer with a true handicap (I mean golf handicap and not that he’s in a wheel chair or anything, although he might be as I’ve never met him)…

For those thinking “Hmmm, I wonder what Big Buyer is?”, it isn’t an very large man or woman who likes to buy things, but is in fact an exhibition to allow sellers to meet Italian and other European buyers (of various sizes – not just big ones).

I like the Big Buyer website because no matter if you choose English or Italian from the front page, you only get Italian.

Which is nice…

Pretty Rainbows

A treacherous round this week. We were subjected to 30mph arctic winds as well as horizontal rain. We nearly gave up.

But we didn’t. It was tough. It was wet. It was cold. It was demanding. It was almost our worst nightmare.

Then the rainbow appeared. A full rainbow, right there in front of us.


The conditions calmed down and we were able to enjoy the final 9 holes. Elly improved by a mile on his previous round and David set out to avenge his defeat last week which he did successfully.

I took a video off Elly teeing off but he didn’t appreciate my camera’s beep…

David, well done for your excellent victory which was well deserved. But I’m very disappointed in you for wrongly accusing me of cheating. Yet when Elly did this, he didn’t say a word….

Shame on you David. And shame on you Elly for such bad language in both videos.

David 94
Stan 100
Elly 102

Desmond Child

This week’s Famous Des is none other than Desmond (or Des for short) Child.

Here he is….

He’s big in the world of music, especially American Rock, and has either written or co-written a number of massive tunes:

  • Aerosmith – Dude looks like a Lady
  • Meatloaf – Blind as a Bat
  • Michael Bolton – How can we be Lovers
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
  • Ricky Martin – She Bangs
  • Alice Cooper – Poison
  • Robbie Williams – Old before I Die

Pretty impressive, huh?

He’s also worked with Roxette. I like Roxette so big up to him.

King Prawn Ring!

This week on Elly Impersonates, Elly impersonates Kerry Katona from the Iceland adverts…

Pork and Orange Stir Fry

After last week’s Pesto Mash, we’re getting all adventurous in Des’s Kitchen. So today we’re making Pork and Orange Stir Fry.

What you need:

Cubed or Stripped Pork Fillet
2 or 3 peppers, sliced in rings
2 carrots, thinly sliced
Tin of Pineapples in natural juice
2 oranges
Soy Sauce
Brown Sugar
Half a Lemon

How to do it

Drain the pineapple and put aside. To the juice, add a tsp of cornflour, a tsp of brown sugar and a few dashes of soy sauce.

Cut the oranges into half cartwheels and remove peel. Put aside with pineapple.

Fry the pork in a little oil until cooked. Remove from pan. Add the carrots and peppers to pan.

When they’re slightly tender but still crunchy add the sauce. Heat until thickened and add back the pork. Add the pineapple and oranges when the pork is heated through again and serve when all piping hot, over a bed of rice.

Here it is….

In the pan…

On the plate, profile…

On the plate, birds eye

I don’t care how you think it looks. Try this at home. It is fantastic.

Desert Orchid

For the first time ever…. 2 Famous Des’s in one week.

And with good reason.

Today saw the untimely death of Desert Orchid, the famous horse.

RIP Desert.

Des Smyth

Des Smyth is an Irish Golfer!

That’s right, a real life golfing Des! After 3 weeks of ’Desmonds’ I thought we should return to regulation Des’s with a bang… and here he is…

A pro since 1974, he was eventually a vice-captain of the European Ryder Cup team of 2006. And Europe won, so well done Des!