ISSUE 2, July 2002
Editorial
Brothers in endurance: Sir Ernest Shackleton
Travel: Florida
Jack the Ripper: Exploring the Masonic link
Quarterly Communication: Annual Investiture address by the Grand Master and Report of the Board of General Purposes and Report of the Library and Museum Trust
Masonic News: Order of Service to Masonry; Grand Lodge deficit; Alvin Coburn pioneer photographer; Royal Masonic Variety Show
   Royal Arch News: Concern over falling exaltations
Charity News: Masonic relief grants launched; New RMBI video; Help is at hand through the NMSF; RMBI challenges and change; Update on RMBI projects; RMBI resident Jessie is Britain's oldest person; Grand Charity grant to National Asthma Campaign; TalentAid
Masonic Homes: Proud and independent
Library and Museum news: Recent library acquisitions
Letters
Gardening
Book reviews

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I had always imagined Florida to be showy, glitzy and fast moving, says Stephanie Voyager, so I was very surprised to find myself in an area which has lovely beaches, plenty of golf courses, and is a nature lover's paradise as well as being home to the Kennedy Space Centre. Cocoa Beach, also known as the Space Coast, is only a forty five minute drive from Orlando, but offers a totally different experience.


Hiring a car is a must, for although public transport is available, it is quite limited, and you could find yourself handicapped in what you are able to do. And there is a lot of choice. My aim was to see if I would enjoy playing golf without having the necessity of embarrassing any of my golfing friends by tagging along with them or by having the expense of joining a golf club. Prices in America for most things are much cheaper than in Britain, and because this area of the States is relatively uncommercialised, your money goes a lot further. That doesn't just apply to golf, but also to accommodation, and restaurants.
    The area of Brevard County prides itself on being a golfing paradise with a choice of 24 courses. Golfers are able to play all year round with average temperatures of 73 F although during the hurricane season, anytime between June and November, this might be a little difficult! The courses are of varying standards and the County owns three. My first lesson was at one of them, the Savannahs on Merritt Island. Because of the water levels in the area, there are lots of man-made lakes, and the course has several. This, together with the woods and undergrowth, where we were advised not to venture to retrieve lost balls for fear of being bitten by the wildlife, keeps a golfer on his toes.

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