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Old Course, November.

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A wonderful  result for the golfing Boynes last Saturday as we managed a round on the Old Course, St Andrews, courtesy of two golfers from France who kindly let us be matched up with them. I had checked the Ballot tee time listing the previous evening and noticed that there was a couple of two balls at 11.30 & 11.50am. So why not go check with the Old Course Starter and see if we could tag onto one of them?

LB on par5 5th fairway, Old Course  The weather, as can be seen from the photographs, was simply fantastic for a November day with no need to get wrapped up in too many layers of clothing.

The par3 11th tee and 'The Admirals Bench'
The infamous 'Shell Bunker' being re-built
A few areas of the Old Course are roped off as Ground Under Repair, but this does not hinder your enjoyment of golfing on the historic links, and the course is closed every Monday through to the middle of December for annual maintenance work by the greenkeepers. Shell Bunker pictured above is ex…

Final Week at the Links

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Friday 28th October, I completed my final caddy round of the 2011 golf season on the historic Balcomie Links based 10 miles south of St. Andrews at the delightful fishing village of Crail. What a wonderful golf course this is, it has been far too long since I was last upon it.

The par4 5th on Balcomie Links, Crail
The Mullen Party from Germany have been coming to St. Andrews for the last couple of years around this time and after golf on the Jubilee, Old and New courses at the St Andrews Links the lead golfer invited three of the caddies up to Crail for their final round in Scotland. The weather had been kind all week and it remained so which was an excellent bonus.  
Swilcan Bridge, Old Course
The Old Course was closed to visitors on Friday as the R&A Golf Club had their end of season shotgun competition and they rarely take caddies during this event, so an invitation to Crail's Balcomie Links for our last 18 holes of the golf season was welcomed with open arms.

St. Andrews Links …