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Autumn Golf on The Old Course

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A request came in a few weeks ago from a great friend of Boyne, and Caddie Golf Tours, as to whether I could access a round of golf over the Old Course for our 50th Birthday gift to the legendary Brophers? This was met with a positive response...YES! I would obviously also caddy for him if we managed to secure a tee time.
Brophers arriving on the 1st tee, Old Course
Thomson putts out on the 4th green
Needless to say Caddie Golf Tours did get the luck of the draw in the St. Andrews Links Ballot, for three golfers playing on Friday 12th November at 9.50am. The three were Brophers and the brothers Thomson.

Upon arrival at the Starters Box a single golfer Matt, a Canadian but now based in St. Andrews, asked if he could make up a fourball and was duly invited to do so.


The 50th Birthday 4ball on the tee, 17th Road 
Brophers and the iconic 18th tee of Old Course
The weather played a big part of the experience for Brophers with a real strong wind, close to 3 clubs, offset by lovely powder blue skie…

10th Anniversary Golf with Lorna

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Last Wednesday we took off and had a delightful midweek break to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary  staying at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick. Golf was on the agenda and a wee breezy round at Craigielaw GC started it off.

The Boyne's wrapped up at Craigielaw GC
LB wins the match on the Par3 17th, 2up, which extends her lead over the year to 3. I've a bit of work to do to claw this back before LB establishes a lead that could see her comfortably win the 2010 title. Only 7 weeks to go and the golf will become ever more weather dependent.  
LB limbering up on the 1st tee Craigielaw GC.
Boyne holding that stomach in!

LB relaxing before our meal in the Marine Hotel.
On the second day the wind has disappeared and we go a couple of miles up the road to Gullane to play the No.3 golf course. This is the 'smaller' of the three courses at Gullane but proved to be the perfect choice for a November golf game with both No.1 & No.2 looking rather busy.  
My ball in a wee pot bun…