July 2013

Narnia in Dunbar

July 17, 2013
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Just like in C.S.Lewis’ book – “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – LINKS75 follows in Lucy’s footsteps and goes through a gateway after the 3rd green and is met by golf’s answer to Narnia. Outside the high wall there are 14 links holes – 7 away and 7 home  -  laid out between […]

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July 16, 2013
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We cross the border to England, from Open-land to the land of gammon steaks. In front of us is Berwick-upon-Tweed  Goswick links. High summer with no irrigation systems. We look out over sunburnt fairways in concrete-class 3. The members have brought with them all their garden hoses and connected them together into one giant hose […]

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It’s Only Raining on the 18th

July 15, 2013
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Full of expectation we arrive at North Berwick by the Firth of Forth. Sun. Sunburnt fairways. Two weeks ago host for the Local Final Qualifying. Within the small area between the 1st and the 18th – a miniature of the same at the Old Course – what looks like a bouncy castle is being built […]

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Sunday Links with Jazz

July 14, 2013
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LINKS75 relocates 3km away and suddenly everything is once again under control – great. The sun has returned. In the shop the order of play is being re-shuffled, “If you go out just before 10am you’ll avoid the queue.” We are grateful and earn at least another 60 minutes together with Uncle Belvenie. Panmure has […]

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Hard, Harder, Carnoustie

July 14, 2013
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From the early morning we have seen members go out from the white tee – a number of well-directed tee shots and many short, crooked ones. LINKS75 has got a clear idea of how and where one should strike. At 3pm it’s our turn. We are joined by two Americans and their caddies – father […]

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Three Clubhouses at Montrose

July 12, 2013
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The summer sun caresses the links landscape at Montrose Bay. Rather confusingly we discover that there are three clubhouses.Naturally we choose Royal Montrose as our base camp. The `Royal´ title was granted in 1986 when the Royal Albert Golf Club was amalgamated with the Victoria Golf Club – regal distinction. The weather is perfectly calm, […]

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No par 5s at Elie

July 11, 2013
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We are met by an alien sight when we step into the Starter’s Hut – a u-boat periscope. Questions abound – are we dreaming, aren’t we on land? Then we remember even if we have suppressed it – 2012 the racetrack links at Great Yarmouth – the 7th hole had a gigantic wooden periscope. Obviously […]

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