Over the years we have arranged many trips for golfers visiting St Andrews in Scotland to play the Old Course and tick it off their bucket lists. Usually a group of golf buddies, perhaps a couples golfing trip or a party of business associates. This Summer, I had the privilege of playing the Old Course with my youngest son Shaun, and what a special occasion it turned out to be. Not that the golf ( or should I say my golf) was anything to write home about, it was just that special feeling of walking on hallowed turf, following in the footsteps of all the great golfers who walked this ground at the home of golf. From the starters introduction on the first tee, to the customary photographs and that first nerve jangling drive, all the way through to the road hole and eventually the crossing of the Swilken Bridge and the walk up the 18th to the final green.
To experience all of this is the stuff of dreams for any golfer, however to do it as father and son, brothers in arms so to speak, is a memory to live forever. Watch out Charlie, you're next up.
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Kingsbarns co-hosts the annual European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship together with the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links. In 2017 The Ricoh Women’s British Open will be contested at Kingsbarns.
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