With a good three feet of snow on the ground outside my office window it was not hard to get rooked into a Twitter discussion yesterday about playing golf. And not just any golf, but playing golf in the United Kingdom where much of the snow has finally abated and courses have reopened after a longer than usual break.
It was also no surprise that my discussion with Rick Young of ScoreGolf and Allan Minto of Golf East Lothian turned to the links right in Allan’s own backyard.
Since I returned from a journey to Scotland in November it has been hard to get the place off my mind and even when I recently played a round of golf in Florida I found myself hitting the low, running shots best suited to the Scottish turf simply by default.
I did not manage to collect as much video footage and capture as many images as I hoped during the Scotland trip due to many days being marred by rain, cold, and wind but I am gradually working my way through what I do have as we prepare our feature story on the trip for our June print issue of Flagstick Golf Magazine.
In honour of the conversation yesterday I thought I would post a glimpse of the final course we played in Scotland, the West Links at North Berwick. We played on a frigid but sunny day and enjoyed an epic match that concluded on one of the most famous par three holes in the world, #15 – Redan. The course should be on every passionate golfers bucket list, not only for it’s place in history but for the raw beauty and design that extracts and expects the most creativity you can muster from your golf skill set.
Be sure search through the November posts on this Blog for more tales from what we dubbed The Ultimate Golf Road Trip.