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Scottish Open - Loch Lomond GC

The Scottish Open begins this coming Thursday, 8th July, so I'll be heading across to Loch Lomond Golf Club early tomorrow morning to visit the Tournament Office and get my name registered on the caddie list. 

The beautiful setting of the par3 11th green on Loch Lomond GC 
The course is only 30 minutes drive from my village and with the Old Course closed due to the staging of the 150th Open Championship in 10 days it will offer a good diversion and with a wee bit of luck a job caddying for the practice rounds and then the tournament.

Last visitor rounds on Old Course

The Old Course at St. Andrews officially closed to visitors on Saturday 19th June allowing the greenkeepers three full weeks of maintenance and fine tweaking prior to the week of the 150th Open Championship.
A view across Granny Clark's Wynd that dissects the 1st & 18th fairways on the Old Course.
The majority of the grandstands have been erected with those along the 16th fairway and the new 17th Road hole tee nearing completion. The experience of playing the Old Course, with the infrastructure in place, for the amateur golfers is excellent and we have only seen a couple of shots from the 1st tee ending up in the seating area down the right of the fairway!
The wonderful 18th green, Tom Morris, on the Old Course.
The golf course is looking a wee bit green in this set of photographs but the last two weeks of warm and sunny weather has begun to 'brown' up the fairways, creating the hard running, fast, bouncy and fiery look that is an integral part of any Open Championship. T…