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Current Scotland Golf Reading

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This morning I noticed that my bedside table was starting to build up a pile of golf books. I completed the 'Tom Morris Colossus of Golf' a couple of months ago, but have found that I am still dipping into it for the depth of information contained therein. 
I am currently reading 'Golf on the Rocks' a fun golf travelogue around the island golf courses of Scotland, an easy to read light humoured wee book, with author Gary Sutherland honouring his father's memory and trying to find the hole with his inherited putter. He has unearthed some amazing courses that I did not know about and now intrigue Caddie Golf Tours to find out more.  
'Tommy's Honour' has finally arrived on the table and although only a couple of chapters in I know that it is going to give some good light golf history relating to Old Tom Morris and his legendary son Tom and be an easy page turner. A movie of the book was made last year, it should be in cinemas soon, and has been put forwa…

Lads in Scotland Golf Tour

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As we progress through October and wind down our golf tours in Scotland I find it is time to reflect on the Caddie Golf Tours 2016 season, and here is a follow up to one of them, the 'Lads in Scotland Golf Tour' that took place in July.
It began with picking up our friend Todd, from Washington USA, at Edinburgh Airport and driving north into the glorious Scottish Highlands where we golfed at the legendary links of Tain Golf Course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1890.
Tain GC was the first of 18 holes that Todd would golf in Scotland, over a 10 day visit, that was scheduled for 14 golf courses but knowing Todd I do believe he may have sneaked in a couple more!

This was a great return to Links golf for Todd as he prepared for his personal highland golf tour in Scotland to include Brora GCRoyal Dornoch GC and Castle Stuart Golf Links before he met up with the 'Lads', three days later, and enjoy the full golf tour over the historic links at Fraserburgh GCCruden Bay Royal A…

2016 Showman at Blairgowrie Golf Club

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I was delighted to be invited to take part in the annual 'Showman Golf Weekend' held at the wonderful parkland Blairgowrie Golf Club in the Angus region of Scotland, only an hour north of St Andrews.

The golfing gang from the Glasgow area always play the legendary Showman this 1st weekend in October at a venue in Scotland kept secret until the very last moment. I am usually involved with caddying at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship but as this is a Ryder Cup year the Dunhill tournament is pushed forward a week, (congratulations USA on your victory), which means I was available to golf with the 'Showman Golfers' and jumped at the opportunity when the invite was extended to me.
The competition this year was over all three courses at Blairgowrie Golf Club, the 9 hole Wee Course and then the 'big' 18 hole Rosemount and Landsdowne courses. A running Stableford points total will determine the 2016 Showman Champion.
The weather was absolutely…