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Old Course 2018 Autumn/Winter work

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We are now at the end of October 2018 and the visiting golfers, as well as daylight, are slowly disappearing as we head into the our quieter winter season.
The St Andrews greenkeepers have been tasked with moving the pathway that runs alongside the right side of the Old Course from the 2nd hole, Dyke, through to the 6th hole, Heathery out, at the request of the R&A.
The R&A want the pathway moved and widened to accommodate the increasing volume of spectator and vehicle traffic that has now become apart of the modern Open Championship.

Initially this meant the removal of the golf ball grasping gorse bushes that run down the right side of the Old Course fairway and left side adjacent New Course.

The old rain shelter that has sat next to the Old Course 6th tee for my 17 years here at St Andrews, and goodness knows how long before that, has been raised to the ground, fairwell.

With the old rain shelter now removed the routing for the new road can be seen to the right of the hill …

Ducklings at the Old Course St Andrews

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In June this year a lovely brood of ducklings enjoyed paddling the Swilken Burn on the Old Course, St Andrews.



The ducklings offered a pleasant distraction for the golfers while they played their approach shots over the infamous Swilken Burn and onto the 1st green.

Andersson 4Ball at St Andrews October 2018

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The delightful Christer Andersson and his 3 golfing friends from Sweden had a wonderful 4 golfing days in St Andrews this week with the advice of Caddie Golf Tours.


The golfers purchased the St Andrews 3 day Links Ticket that can be used over 7 days, offering unlimited golf on all the St Andrews courses, except the Old Course. A great deal.


The 4 golfers golfed the Eden, Jubilee, Castle and New courses at the St Andrews Links. They were not successful in obtaining an Old Course tee time during their 4 days, but look forward to playing it next year...Fore!