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Grand Finale at Ailsa

August 31, 2013
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LINKS75 takes the 151 steps down from the hotel to the 1st tee. Number 75. The Grand Finale. A light breeze in the air but what we feel is fulfilment. Our friend Arran is on the horizon and our new friend Ailsa out the corner of our eye. We have with us as we wander […]

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Tam Arte Quam Marte at Troon

August 29, 2013
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LINKS75 makes itself comfortable in the clubhouse’s inner sanctum – light-brown, leather armchairs, and enjoys a quiet coffee before it’s time to tee off. Outside awaits the 8-times host of the British Open – Royal Troon, which will once again have that honour in 2016. Through the panoramic window we see Ailsa Craig on the […]

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Alone on Machrie

August 28, 2013
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After major links75 problems we try once again to fly to Islay. The first time the flight ended in Glasgow because of fog as dense as at a West Cornwall graveyard. Number 73. After toasting our successful arrival at the world’s best-stocked Islay whisky bar we order a full Scottish breakfast before the day’s upcoming […]

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Haematopus Ostralegus in Focus

August 27, 2013
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We travel from England – the Isle of Man – back to Scotland. We take the car to Kintyre on Scotland’s answer to State Highway 1 before stopping at Campbeltown. Once the capital of the whisky world, now the gateway to links heaven – Machrihanish. With an oyster catcher as its emblem, the course has […]

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Cliff-hanger on the Isle of Man

August 24, 2013
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LINKS75 heads to England and begins its countdown. Number 71. The Isle of Man, perhaps best known for its mighty, classic TT-race – which is being held at the weekend. On the island there are 8 golf courses but only one LINKS75-course, Castletown. The course has had new owners for only a year but they […]

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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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