Showing posts from June, 2011

Old Course View

A couple of pics taken from the bay window of the St. Andrews Golf Club. A delightful view.

This is one is from the front porch of the St. Andrews Golf Club.

Open Prize Money

Prize money will be increased for the 2011 Open Championship, The R&A today announced. In 2011, the prize fund will rise to £5 million, with the Champion receiving £900,000.
The Open Champion’s purse has been increased by over 5%, from last year’s figure of £850,000. The total prize fund remained at £4.2 million for 2007, 2008 and 2009, before being increased to £4.8 million for the 150th Anniversary Open, last year.
"Each year The R&A strives to ensure that The Open provides the very best in all areas of the event,” said The R&A’s Chief Executive, Peter Dawson. “From spectator and media facilities, to player experience and performance reward, every aspect of The Open is under regular review to ensure it remains at the forefront of championship golf."
There is less than one week remaining in which to purchase Open Championship tickets at advance-purchase prices. Until the end of June, daily tickets for the 2011 Championship at Royal…

Old Course Storm

Fantastic image of a rather angry sky that was developing as we were on the 7th tee, High Out. There had been a few rumblings of thunder over towards Dundee and at least x4 fork lightning strikes as we putted out on the 5th green and played down from the 6th tee...

Golfers & caddies were beginning to get a little concerned but thankfully the storm flew past us though it was a little scary for 20 minutes.

Day2 Links Trophy, St Andrews

A postponed post from the St. Andrews Links Trophy held a couple of weeks ago. I went over to visit family in rural France immediately after tournament and did not have access to publish the update.
A later tee time for our second round, 14.30pm on the Old Course, and we are looking for a solid performance to make the cut of Top 40 & ties. The final two rounds are played over the Old on Sunday. The temperature has dropped 12' degrees from yesterday's scorcher and an extra couple of layers are required to resist this cold easterly wind of 12-15mph. Swilken Burn running hard against 1st green Old Course
After scoring a good par round of 71 on the New Course yesterday we continued along OK over the first eight having a few, good, opportunities for birdie but never capitalising on them and then a strong birdie putt from 15 feet on the ninth bounced out of the cup to 2 feet and the subsequent par putt got a bad 'kick' and spun out...resulting in a bogey from nowhere and a …

St. Andrews Links Trophy

The 2011 St. Andrews Links Trophy began today over the New Course. The second qualifying round will be played over the Old Course tomorrow, Saturday, when the top 40 golfers and ties will progress to playing two rounds on the Old Course on Sunday.

The practice range adjacent to the 17th tee of the Old Course.
My golfer, for the third year of this event, is James Frazer from Penard in Wales. James played a steady round of golf going out x35 and in with a x36, shooting a par71 round which places him, with quite a large bunch, at equal 10th. The best score was a x66 from one of his friends from Wales Rhys Enoch.
The 18th green, Old Course, St. Andrews
It was a blisteringly hot day here in St. Andrews, brilliant sunshine and a gorgeous blue sky that acted as great back drop to watch these young amateurs blasting the wee white ball from the tee.
We have an afternoon tee time, 14.30pm, and the weather is to be a bit overcast and possibly up to 12 degrees cooler which could be a blessing after …