|What? A two-pound tip isn't proper? Geez. Sorry!|
Weather has been - as the saying goes - "brilliant" for our trip. We have yet to pop an umbrella. What are the chances we tip toe through the week without breaking our streak?
Not likely, I know. I best shut the bleep up over here before the biblical deluge.
The best part of the entire experience has been the caddies. Authentic, hilarious, gruff, profane, wager-on-you-behind-your-back Scottish caddies. Absolutely hilarious men, with thousands of stories and jokes I can't begin to print here.
Quick Summary So Far
Home of The Open Championship
Old school. Tons of blind shots. Neat. Almost looks like a muni in the heart of town.
Epic. Better than Pebble Beach, by a mile. Brutally tough in the wind. Tore my swing to tatters with 25 MPH steady. Kintyre course is no slouch as well. Resort is fabulous. They also have a miniature 12 hole pitching course, complete with pot bunkers, heather, gorse, fescue. Holes are about 60 yards in length. Greens are perfect. We played til dark last night as the sun set over the Ailsa Craig.
Wow. Just, wow. Setting is tremendous and the club is a pretty buttoned up, don't F-around-here private club. First few holes and last few holes are flat and un-inspiring, but course is incredible from holes 5-15, winding through dunes, hillocks and a sea of gorse.
Coming the rest of the week....
Old Course - Today
Muirfield & North Berwick - Thursday
Kingsbarns - Friday
Carnoustie - Saturday
Now... some pics
|Bus full of knuckleheads rollin' around with a few "tinnies" of beer. Thank god we don't have to drive!|
|Turnberry - Kintyre Course - Hole #7. Par 4.|
|Dave Adams tries to recover from a mess at Troon.|
|Luke Sheehan reflects before birdie putt on #18 at Royal Troon. Weather that day was awesome.|
|PGA Professional Jeff Sheehan poses with his son Luke, who will be playing for S.F. Austin this fall.|
|Jack Mateosky has to blast out sideways from the "Spectacles" bunker at Turnberry.|
|Lots of this happens. Lots.|
|Getting the welcome, and lecture, from the club master at Royal Troon.|
|Jeff Sheehan escapes a bunker at Turnberry.|
|Ron Thomas with has patented Scottish bump-n-run at Turnberry.|
|Dr. Brad Bauer laces one |