Over the last 2 weeks I had the chance to play in my order of preference
Carnoustie – 38 front nine and a special course
Kingsbarns – a great course , views , wind, links
Old Course – gives you goose pimples & a tear
Jubilee – plenty of emotion got stuck in a bunker
New Course – good track to play
Kittocks – some majestic views
Sam Torrance – the rough kills
Edén – St.Andrews Links – good practice track
Strathyerun – last because last …….
I have documented my week with the Ladris group for Argentina with some detail in a recent post – their part in the 2 week sojourn was special.
In the 2nd week I participated in a 5 day Golf Clinic at the St Andrews Golf Academy with the objective of improving some of the weaker points of my game and experiencing a clinic with our very own Punta Mita Golf Academy in mind. It was a great experience and I head home with plenty of tools to work with in my ongoing pursuit of bringing that handicap down !! There were 12 participants in the group : 3 Scots, 3 Aussies; 1 POM, 1 Argie , 3 Hong Kong , 1 Indian – a very diversified group indeed. Our instructors Scott x 2 Scots were very dedicated knowledgeable and professional with the program itself very dynamic and interactive. The use of technology and videos was also a great attribute and help during the week. Playing 18 holes daily in the afternoons was a great way to focus on things learnt that same day – all in all a great experience and one I highly recommend.
Spending 2 weeks in St Andrews was a great experience – a town that lives and breathes golf !! Plenty of good restaurants and coffee shops – I recommend staying in town versus out at the Fairmont – you get a much better feel of the city.
A moment to remember – the Argie in the group a very nice guy called Mariano a golf junkie like me !! came up to me after day 4 and said in Spanish – Carl I think you Scott’s name wrong it is not Mike ! it is Scott !! For 4 days he had confused “Mate” for Mike !!! We had a great laugh over that one !!!!
Next trip here with Sabine !!!