2

My Scotland Adventure…Our Last Days

dsc01025

Our two week escapade across the Scottish landscape was winding down and on Thursday we headed back to Castle Stuart. George had taken advantage of a 36 Hole Ticket deal and it was well worth it. Castle Stuart ranked as one of our favorite courses of the entire trip. The property, the views, the layout, the conditioning and the people combined to give us another magnificent day of links golf. The course itself is worth the trip and the money… Continue Reading

Share
1

My Scotland Adventure…Nairn Golf Club

dsc00965

Our Scotland adventure continued with a trip along the Moray Firth to another classic, historic links course, The Nairn Golf Club. Nairn has a wonderful pedigree and is consistently ranked as one of the best links courses in Scotland. With icons like Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid all having spent time designing or altering the layout over the years Nairn’s lineage is unrivaled. We were coming off our 36 hole day at Royal Dornoch and so very… Continue Reading

Share
2

My Scotland Adventure…Royal Dornoch

img_2691

We continued our Scottish adventure on Tuesday with one of our most anticipated days of the trip: 36 holes at Royal Dornoch. The debates rage on over which is the best course in Scotland…and the world and Royal Dornoch is always in the mix. Some rate the Old Course as the best but the history of The Open and Old Tom has as much to do with that as the course itself. Royal Dornoch usually sits right behind the Old… Continue Reading

Share
0

My Scotland Adventure

DSC00528

I am finally coming back down to earth after my two week trip to Scotland. And I don’t like it. My brother and I had two unbelievable weeks in the home of golf and being back in the real world isn’t cutting it. Frankly…it sucks. But I have figured out Flickr and have started to upload some pics and videos there so I can share our trip with my readers. Click here for my Flickr Pics. We spent a week… Continue Reading

Share
0

Match Play at The Open Championship

open troon flag

The Open Championship started on Thursday with 156 golfers, hopeful golfers. Hopeful that come Sunday evening as as the sun slipped into the Firth of Clyde that their name would be called as Champion Golfer of the Year. Well, despite what the talking heads may say this Open Championship has come down to just two golfers. 154 golfers have essentially been eliminated. Yes, there is still eighteen holes yet to play but Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson have separated themselves… Continue Reading

Share
0

Sneak Peek: St. Andrews Old Course No.17 & No.18

144th open

The closing two holes at St. Andrews are two of the most famous in all of golf. The instantly recognizable Road Hole is often called the toughest hole in championship golf. At 495 yards it’s a man size hole with man size challenges. An intimidating blind tee shot of hitting over the faux coal sheds is followed by a demanding approach to a small, tricky green guarded by the newly expanded Road Hole Bunker. And don’t forget the “road” and… Continue Reading

Share
0

Bobby Jones Says Farewell to St. Andrews

2015OpenLogo

The Old Course at St. Andrews will welcome the world’s best golfers next week and no course holds such a revered place in golf history.  From Old Tom Morris to Rory McIlroy and all in between the Old Course is the ultimate venue. Bobby Jones gave St. Andrews and the Old Course the definitive compliment when he was welcomed back to the city in 1958 to receive the Freedom of the City. Benjamin Franklin was the only other American who… Continue Reading

Share
0

Strategy vs. Length…A Losing Proposition

hanse trum

There was a bit of griping at the WGC-Cadillac Championship over the weekend. The Blue Monster is now two seasons removed from an entire overhaul by noted golf architect Gil Hanse and some players were calling it unfair. When Donald Trump purchased The Doral resort he opened up his wallet and set Hanse loose on a total makeover. Now, with the course fully grown in and the PGA Tour paying its second visit to The Donald’s baby we got to… Continue Reading

Share
0

Hoylake History: Ten Things You Never Knew

by Jeff Skinner You may think you know your Open Championship history. Facts like Harry Vardon having won six Opens and Willie Park winning the first in 1860 (not Old Tom Morris) should be common knowledge to any Open aficionado but do you know Royal Liverpool? James Corrigan of The Telegraph gives us a look at some surprising facts about the course they call Hoylake. Click here for 10 Things You Did Not Know About Hoylake. It was Hoylake that… Continue Reading

Share
0

The Open Chanpionship: Here’s Our Picks

by Jeff Skinner There’s more to Open Championship than links golf, tall pints and bangers and mash. It’s time for our Links Life Golf predictions. After hours and hours of research we have come up with sure fire ways to lose your money. Remember, its three winners and a long shot…no exceptions! G. Rennie, who makes his picks from that hot bed of golf, Vietnam goes first. Justin Rose: Rosie is arguably the most consistent golfer around these days, especially… Continue Reading

Share