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Tom Coyne on Old Course St Andrews

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The author of  'A Course Called Ireland'  Tom Coyne and has settled into St Andrews with his family for a couple of weeks while he golfs around the area before continuing his quest to play the links courses of Scotland which he will record in a book to be called 'A Course Called the Kingdom' to be published next year.

I met up with Tom last Sunday, 10th May, to golf with him on an Old Tom Morris course called Kinghorn GC about 30 miles south of St Andrews. It was windy but it did not spoil our fun on a super wee links golf course.

The following day at 08:40am I caddied for Tom on the Old Course St Andrews. He had a decent front 9 that had a couple of birdies but also included a couple of bogeys and one unfortunate double.
The back 9 holes started with him driving the 10th green but landing on the right side over towards the edge of shared 8th green. A 4 putt bogey ensued, it is difficult to be prepared to hit a 75 yard putt close to achieve a birdie let alone a par!

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