Anorak News | The Greatest Silly Season Local News Story Ever: Germans, Beer, Golf And A Majorcan Holiday Bet

The Greatest Silly Season Local News Story Ever: Germans, Beer, Golf And A Majorcan Holiday Bet

by | 20th, August 2011

MOST people make friends on holiday and never see them again. They never want to. Those holiday pals are not part of the real world but a figure locked in the mists of halcyon days in the sun. But Sebastian Steinzen wanted to see his holiday friends again. Steinzen is German. And he wanted to catch up with a Portishead couple he knew only as Patrick and Pam. He knew that they drank in the Black Horse pub in Clapton-in-Gordano. Well, so they told him.

They had first met on a golfing tip to Majorca back in September 2005. Over ten days the Bristol couple, Steinzen and his lover Nina played three rounds of golf together. On the last game a bet was made. Sebastian wagered that he could get his ball to land on the green just 2m away from the flag. If he failed, he would buy Patrick a pint.

Says Sebastian, aged 34:

“I am normally good at that distance but unfortunately I missed the green. I owe him a pint – I want to pay my bet. That is the only reason I am here. I have travelled 800 miles to try to find Patrick. It is worth every penny if I find him.”

The Western Worle & Somerset Mercury takes up the story:

During his week in North Somerset, Sebastian spent every evening at the watering hole and spent his days travelling to golf courses in the area in the hope someone would recognise his photograph of Patrick and Pam. However, his search proved unsuccessful and Sebastian had to return home on Wednesday. Sebastian added: “I just thought the people at the golf courses or the pub would know him. I hope that everything is alright and he is healthy.”

Anorak hails that as the greatest Silly Season story ever – taking in, as it does, holidays, speciousness, Germans and golf. The only thing lacking is a cat…

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