Showing posts from October, 2017

Old Course St Andrews, 18th Fairway

While golfing the Old Course St Andrews yesterday I landed my drive from the 18th tee onto the road that bisects the fairway at 250 yards. It is now commonly known as 'Granny Clark's Wynd' but during the 19th Century, and before, it was always called the Shore Road.

The local rule on the Old Course offers no relief and the ball must be played from where it lies. So I did.

Using my 9 iron I picked it clean and knocked it onto the centre of the green 120 yards up the wee hill. I produce 2 putts and par was secured...Fore!

Always great fun to golf the Old Course with the occasional unexpected golf shots that present themselves...Fore!

Old Course St Andrews Tee Times

The Old Course is a special place to golf and all golfers do have the opportunity to play this historic golf links and with some forward thinking, a wee bit of planning, it is achievable.

If an advanced and guaranteed Old Course tee time is not purchased for next season, through the recognised tour operators, the golfer should not despair as The Ballot is the obvious way to receive a tee time and with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 golfers you apply to the St Andrews Links Trust with the names, handicaps and home club online, by phone or in person the 2 days before your day of play and before 14:00 pm. The result of the draw is known that same afternoon after 16:00 pm.

Caddie Golf Tours are here to assist you and your golfers to play the Old Course and get the tour group to enjoy our exceptional links courses in and around St Andrews and throughout Scotland. Please contact us through the usual channels for honest advice about real golf in Scotland...Fore!

European Tour's Dunhill Links 2017

Great to have the European Tour arriving in St Andrews this week with the 'Alfred Dunhill Links Championship' at the Old Course, Carnoustie the 2018 Open venue and Kingsbarns which hosted the 2017 British Women's Open from Monday 2nd October.

It is time to pull out the yardage books for #Kingsbarns Golf Links and #Carnoustie and I have been lucky enough to have golfed both tracks a couple of times this year.

I also walk the Old Course every day but a wee reminder with the caddies course guide will not go amiss for our golfer this week...Fore!