But now he had an every-day crisis, and he wasn't sure how to proceed. "The future of golf here is zero," he said. "The little boys and girls are keen to play, but it's not a place to teach 'em, not with two feet of grass. They keep losin' balls till they give up." Asked if he knew who held the course record at Gigha, he shrugged. "We don't have records of that," he said. "We just keep records of how fast the grass grows."
Brown didn't come right out and say, Tick...tick...tick, but unless there's a miracle on Gigha Island, he'll soon be down to four jobs.