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1st Caddie Round of 2013 on Old Course

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Finally...my 2013 caddie season on the links of St. Andrews begins tomorrow 28th March at 10.10am with Klaus, from Germany, who I caddied with last July. He has kept in touch via a few emails and informed me in December that he and Marion, his wife, had secured their tee time on the Old Course.

It will obviously be good to be back out on the great links and as a bonus we will be staying for the weekend to open our holiday home (read caravan), prepare it for the season ahead, play some golf, meet some friends and enjoy life back in the Kingdom of Golf.

Ryder Cup & Scottish Golf Show

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A quick visit to the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow yesterday and I managed to introduce myself to the iconic Ryder Cup trophy which was on display at the Gleneagles stand. It is really golden!
I managed to see, visit and get most of the information I required from the Golf Show within a couple of hours. It was the last day and towards the middle of the afternoon when I arrived but still managed good chats with Gleneagles, Carnoustie Country, Machrihanish Dunes, Turnberry and the Scottish Golf Union representatives who all had excellent booths. 

Old Course Ballot, Friday 22nd March

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Oliver Horovitz - An American Caddie in St. Andrews

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New Web Site for St. Andrews Links Trust

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the new St. Andrews Links Trust web site has been released onto the internet. 

http://www.standrews.org.uk/
The re-branding of the signage on the courses, shuttle carts, clothing etc with Black & Gold that began last year continues throughout the site.  


It looks clean, shiny & new. The important thing is the content and from my initial click through all your questions about golf in St. Andrews will be answered. The site has a good simple and concise layout that is easily followed. Good touch to get the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, to do a wee video promotion of the Old Course. Both he and the Links share Allianz as a sponsor.

http://www.standrews.org.uk/Play/Courses/Old-Course/Lesson-Plans/
Please remember to take advantage of the 'insider information' that Caddie Golf Tours have built up over 12 years caddying and 40 plus years of golfing in Scotland. I can answer all your requests and arrange golf, accommodation and travel in Scotland and St. Andrews for this …

St. Andrews Caddies Golf Club

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The St. Andrews Caddies Golf Club (SACGC) have announced the competition fixture list for this year, 2013, and a very tasty opening fixture is being played at the mighty Kingsbarns Links against the Vikings from Sweden. The SACGC squeezed a 9.5 v 4.5 matchplay victory last year when the inaugural match was played on 2010 Open Qualifying Torrance Course at the St. Andrews Fairmont Hotel. Our Swedish friends will be out for revenge.

St. Andrews Caddies Golf Club 2013 Fixture List

APRIL                         20TH    Celts vs. Vikings Match        Kingsbarns 25THMonthly Medal No. 1Optional                                    27TH     April Medal                            Optional

MAY                           11TH     May Medal                             Optional                                     23RD     Monthly Medal No. 2             Optional 26TH    Spring Prizes                         The Torrance 
These are the first two months of competition dates which will continue through the sea…

Machrihanish Dunes, Mull of Kintyre

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St. Andrews Golf Tour May 2013

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"Is the Old Course a must play on this tour?" If this is a one-off trip the answer will probably be a resounding YES and serious thought must now be given on how you get a tee time at this historic golf course.
I thought it would be a good idea to write a piece about preparing a golf tour to Scotland and St. Andrews in particular. 
There are tens of thousands of golfers from across the World who have a desire to make a pilgrimage to the Home of Golf and advanced planning is strongly recommended as this will assist in getting you guaranteed tee times to golf the legendary Scottish Links especially those of the Old Course in St. Andrews, Muirfield, Royal Troon, Turnberry, Carnoustie and Prestwick.

These great golf courses are the ones that generally appear at the top of the 'must golf' list for those who travel to Scotland and are therefore oversubscribed during the high season of May, June, July and August if left to the last minute. Good forward planning should secure …

An American Caddie in St. Andrews