Showing posts from December, 2019

St Andrews Golf Club 2020

It was a delight this morning to receive an early Christmas present from the St Andrews Golf Club and my membership for the 2020 golf season.

The 'Fixture List' for 2020 states an amazing number of competitions and I will have to look closely to arrange dates throughout the year, if allowed...Fore!

Old Course Reverse Route 2019

A few images from the Old Course St Andrews when it was played in the 'reverse' route at the end of November 2019.

The Old Course awoke to a frosty day and a delayed start to the 'Shotgun' start from the R&A cannon! The golfers began at 11:00 am, a few hours later than the original 08:40 start.

The 1st hole on the reverse route is the 17th 'Road' hole as we know it now in the modern era. It was rather odd to see the white flag fly on the 17th green and then to move onto the 2nd hole, which is the normal 16th, and a white pin but it soon became acceptable to see the white flags and red flags fly...strangely.

The above photographs show the iconic 1st green with a back nine 'red' flag signifying that it is the 17th on this reverse routing of the Old Course.

The final 18th green remains the same on the Old Course reverse course but, even with a delayed start, the hard overnight frost refused to lift from this famous green and the golfers played on...Fo…