Showing posts from February, 2012

Oystercatchers 1st Golf Competition 2012

All systems go for the various team members of the Oystercatcher Golf Society...a rag bag of enthusiastic (so-so) golfers that put as much energy into the "socialising society" aspect of meeting twice a year as they do the golf.
2012's first outing begins this coming weekend and the omens are for fair weather, no rain, at the historic links of . Two rounds of classic Scottish links golf has been booked to play, Saturday and Sunday, on the Championship links that is used for Final Qualifying when the Open Championship is held on the great Muirfield links only 5 minutes up the road. A wonderful pedigree and a golf course that I, along with most Scottish golfers, place in their Top 5 golf courses in Scotland.

The added bonus this year will be the accommodation that Caddie Golf Tours have managed to secure for the group, and a massive thanks goes to the delightful owner of the 5 Star , Emma. The self catering l…!?

St. Andrews Caddies Golf Club

Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

The wonderfully luxurious Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course has kindly joined forces with Caddie Golf Tours allowing us to bring our clients the opportunity to stay, play and relax in this beautiful country retreat based 80 minutes south of Edinburgh.

The Roxburghe was home for the Scottish Senior Open Championship for 5 years and is set in the stunning grounds of the estate. Please contact Caddie Golf Tours for preferential rates for golf and accommodation at the hotel. The Roxburghe Estate - Roxburghe Country House Hotel and Floors Castle The Roxburghe estate is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. The land incorporates agriculture, let houses, farm land, sporting pursuits as well as the site of Floors Castle and the Roxburghe...

St. Andrews Tee Time Changes

From the beginning of January 2012 the Old Course Ballot tee times have been printed 48 hours before play and, in a good move, the St. Andrews Links Trust have announced today that any tee times not allocated via the Ballot will be made available to golfers who contact their Reception (+44 (0)1334 466 666). These tee times will be on a first come first served basis and any available slots still to be filled can be accessed on the day by talking to the Old Course Starter in person.

Now, before we bring out the band and set off the firework display, it should be pointed out that the only time of the year tee time slots are not fully taken up on the Old Course is during the low season, November-March, and the Links Trust will run this as a wee experiment until the end of this March. There is no reason for it not to work and it should prove popular as long as you recognise that you will be playing off 'astroturf' mats to protect the fairways.
Overall a good move for those with t…

Oystercatcher Golf Society at North Berwick

The first 2012 golf outing for the OysterCatcher Golf Society will be held over the last weekend in February and the members will be residing in the wonderfully indulgent North Berwick Golf Lodge,, situated about a 25 minute drive south of Edinburgh.

The golfers are booked on the historic West Links at North Berwick over the first couple of days. Two tee times have been arranged for Saturday 25th at 13.09 & 13.18pm and Sunday at 12.33 & 12.42pm. If I may suggest, the second round will allow the participants an opportunity to 'right' the shots lost the previous day.
The golf course was founded in 1832 and golf has been played over this links ever since. It is regulary used as a Final Qualifying venue when the Open Championship is held at Muirfield and will be again when the Open is played there in 2013. More details and history can be found at

A third round has been arranged for Monday morning on Gullane …