Wet. Cold. Tired. But never happier in my golfing life.
We arrived in Scotland today in less than ideal conditions but it somehow did not put any kind of damper on the day.
Sleep was fleeting on the overnight flight but somehow Jeff and I felt somewhat energized on arrival.
Not even a first attempt at right hand driving and the famous Scottish roundabouts could lessen that.
On our way to our ultimate destination of the Carnoustie Golf Hotel tonight we spent the balance of the daylight hours at the spectacular Gleneagles Resort – home to the Ryder Cup in 2014. I’ll be brief in my thoughts as sleep beckons me after 31 hours awake but let me assure you that it is the most complete recreation facility I have ever seen in my life.
From the stately hotel through to the spa and dining facilities, it is truly first class.
Our host, Graham Hesketh, could not have been more welcoming, just as everybody in Scotland has been. We were also joined by Graham Hood, Director of the East of Scotland Golf Alliance, who proved to be a hearty sole. He even braved a rain and wind laden trip around ten holes of the James Braid designed King’s Course with us.
Despite the fact that not even Scots chose to play when we were on the course (it that was that grim, weather wise) we had a lot of laughs and immersed ourselves in playing creative shots to combat the conditions.
I need sleep now but I will try and add a long post tomorrow after we return from the Panmure Links and hopefully a tour of the Carnoustie courses.