Showing posts from August, 2009

Old Course Tee Times 2010

Would You Like to Play The Old Course in 2010? Now is the Time to Book!!

If you are planning a golf tour to Scotland in 2010, it would be a good idea to book now which will alow you to purchase tee times at face value cost.

St. Andrews Links Trust open their applications for 2010 tee times at 10:00am (GMT) on September 2nd, 2009 and the form can be found at the following address:

I recommend you get started today by confirming the number of your golf buddies that want to come to Scotland and then booking your 2010 Scotland golf trip with help from Caddie Golf Tours. I will be quite happy to talk you through the application process if you so desire.
I look forward to hearing from you all over the next few weeks.
Cheers, John.

Women's British Open returns to Scotland

A great announcement from the sponsors of the Women's British Open, Ricoh, that they are to continue supporting the event until 2013. There was further good news for Scotland when the venues of Carnoustie in 2011 and then a return to the Old Course St. Andrews in 2013 were confirmed, by the Ladies Golf Union, for the championship.
The Women's Open was held at the Old Course in 2007 and was a huge success. The world's number 1 Lorena Ochoa won the first professional womens championship to be held over the legendary links and I am sure she and many other players will be relishing the opportunity to play the Old Lady again.
The golf links of Carnoustie, in 2011, will prove a real stern test for the ladies and this has generated a good deal of conversation about what tees they will use and how they will cope with this most treacherous of golf links in Scotland. I think the golf course may win!
Wonderful news for Scotland and for the ladies championship in securing the sponsorship…

Scot, Catriona Matthew, wins British Open

LPGA player Catriona Matthew, a born and bred Scot from North Berwick, today completed a steady march to her first Major title at the Ladies British Open, contested over the treacherous links course of Lytham St. Annes.
Catriona lead by three shots at the start of the fourth day and though she had a couple of slips birdies at the 13th,14th and 15th gave her a four stroke advantage over the closing strectch. A dropped shot at the 17th did not do any real harm. A final four round total of 285, three under par, secures the prize and close to £200,000 pounds.
A superb effort, 68, from Karrie Webb, a three time former British Open champion, gave her second place on even par. Four players shared third place on +1, Paula Creamer, Christina Kim, Ai Miyazato (Japan) and Hee-Won Han (Korea).
A wee footnote to Catriona Matthew's win and possibly one of the reasons she likes the golf course at Lytham St. Annes: she won the British Amateur title at this venue sixteen years ago!