October 2012

Two par at Frösåkers new links

October 28, 2012
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LINKS75 inaugurates the 7th hole at Frösåkers new short-hole links. A fabulous hole with a classic burn in front of the green. Two safe par putts and we go off the green with a smile on our faces.

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The Weather Goats of Lahinch

October 24, 2012
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Today we are at Lahinch and there are goats on the course – this means the weather will remain stable. When the rain approaches the goats are at the clubhouse. In the shop we find home-made wooden putters and photos of all the PGA-stars that have played on the course. We feel at home as […]

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Tralee with Palmer

October 15, 2012
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It has been claimed that Arnold looked at the course and said, “I designed the first nine holes and mother nature did the rest.” After a night in a castle we arrive five minutes before our start time and two minutes before a busload from the States. We hurry out to the 1st tee and […]

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Sun and Gales at Ballybunion

October 11, 2012
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This is not the first time we have looked out over a graveyard on the 1st tee. The last time was at West Cornwall but then the wind was not a problem. “Don’t use the driver,” advises the starter. We manage, using a sliced 3-iron to land on the graveyard’s wall and see a LINKS75 […]

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Four Seasons at Waterville

October 8, 2012
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In the morning we awake at Waterville House. The evening before we had eaten freshly caught shellfish at The Smuggler’s Inn before finishing late in the Honor Bar. Outside the breakfast room hangs a photo of Tiger & Mark O’Meara. Our hostess assures us drolly that it is finer weather today than for the entire […]

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Royal Dublin on Bull Island

October 3, 2012
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From the moment we drive over the old wooden bridge ( built 1819) to Bull Island and the sandbank that is home ground for the Royal Dublin, we get a familiar feeling in our bones. At the end of the 1800s it was decided to secure Dublin harbour for safe passage and a protective sandbank […]

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