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St. Andrews Caddies 2015 'Dinger Bell' & 'Stumpy Memorial Tournaments

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A great day of golf on the Eden Course with the St. Andrews Caddies annual 'Dinger Bell' and 'Stumpy Memorial' being played in wonderful late November weather here in St. Andrews.

There was some good scoring from the caddies with Scotty B coming out on top in the Dinger Bell Trophy after tying with a net 65, gross 72, with yours truly, John Boyne, shooting a gross 73. A count back gave Scott a better outward nine with his 38 against my 39.

Scott also came out on top in the second playing of the Stumpy Memorial Trophy, instigated last year, managing to score 41 stableford points against my 40 points...runner-up again!

Re-Building Hell on the Old Course

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In the build-up to the 2015 Open Championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews the greenkeepers have been busy with their preparations for the tournament over the last couple of years and it will continue over this winter period.

When golfing at St. Andrews last weekend I snapped this photograph of the gargantuan Hell bunker, on the 619 yard Par 5 14th (523 yard for the local golfers), that is being re-built using the revetting method employed by the greenkeepers. The bunker sits 115 yards short of the green's front edge with the town of St. Andrews as a backdrop.

Ryder Cup Trophy Photographs

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There are occasions when you happen to be in the correct place at the right time, and thankfully it finally happened to me.


So, I am walking through the Scottish Golf Show on Sunday, the final day, during the last hour of the event and there in front of me is the Ryder Cup. It had been on display for that weekend, getting photographed with the golfers and visitors attending the show who had to queue in long lines to get their picture taken with it.

Obviously I was delighted to stumble across the iconic Ryder Cup with nobody in sight and grab a couple of photographs before it was locked away in the 'vault' to be presented to the winning team at Gleneagles in September.

I am sure many of us watched and loved the intensity of this years competition from the players and the spectators. I thought it was a marvelous tournament played in good sportsmanship. The Ryder Cup is an example of true golf...match play.

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