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  1. Growing up I was never one to love traveling especially if it wasn’t with my family. I loved being around and with my family at all times, when someone was missing I felt like they were missing out on fun and I sometimes got FOMO for them. When I went to college I branched out, I was in PGM( professional golf management) at Ohio State and got many awesome opportunities throughout my college life. This experience I was on the fence about because of me not loving to take trips without my family. Most golfers would call me insane for not saying yes instantly but I’m a home body at heart. The time came for me to decide and I said I’m going for it. I am going to go on the trip to the UK to play golf and see history of the sport I have fallen in love with. I am sure glad I did, I still to this day say it was the best trip I have ever been on. Our directors at OSU have many connections in golf and we ended up playing many great courses and got to play a Ryder cup style match against a PGM school from England. We started in England and played Royal Lytham and St.annes and also a Marriott resort course and then made the drive up to Scotland, one of the most amazing golf places I’ve ever been to. We got the opportunity to play the Old course at St. Andrews where you hit over the side of a hotel(one of my buddies was inches from hitting a room window), Kingsbarns (my favorite of the entire trip), and 1 other course that I cannot remember what it was called. The style of courses and the challenge that each one brought along with the jet lag was incredible and like nothing I have ever played before. The other awesome thing about the trip was we planned it during The Open!(the British open) which was at Muirfield that year which butts up against another legendary course called the Renaissance club, which once again we somehow had a connection into and we were able to go into the club house, rumored we might get to play it also but didn’t have time in the end... but we did see some pros eating breakfast before their round. So after a short tour of the club house we walked over to Muirfield and watched the Open. This was such a memorable trip that I took with some guys I didn’t know all to well but got to know by the end. The point of this is that if anyone ever gets an opportunity to go on a trip to a different country, a different culture of golf.... TAKE IT.....it will hopefully become your most memorable trip you will ever take. My Top picks of courses i played and recommend: 1. Kingsbarns, this was definitely the best course we played, Kingsbarns has fantastic views and was probably in the best shape. 2. Royal Lytham & St Annes, This place has hosted The open before and it shows why. It was a very challenging course with blind tee shots and a very interesting layout. 3. The Old course at St. Andrews, This is not the easiest course to get on to, it is through a lottery system but definitely worth trying. This was the easiest course of the 3 I have listed playability wise though. It is fun to play because of the history it plays in golf and the last 2 holes are great finishing holes.
  2. Which is the best destination for a Golf trip? Scotland or Ireland? You may have read MyGolfSpy's recent blog, where we asked two respective authorities of Scottish and Irish golf to go head to head and describe the perfect golf trip to their homeland... and the then say why their itinerary (over the other) deserved the mantle of the best golf trip ever! The article can be read here For those wanting to cut to the chase, the summary is as follows.... Kieran selected the line up below for the "Best Ever Scottish Trip": 1.Old Course, St. Andrews 2.Kingsbarns 3.New Course, St. Andrews 4.Championship Course at Carnoustie 5.West Links at North Berwick 6.Muirfield 7.Gleneagles Kings Not bad! However, when you put it up against Kevin's picks for "Ireland's Best Ever Trip", it's a tough call to decide which is the best... 1.Ballybunion Old 2.Ballybunion Cashen 3.Tralee 4.Waterville 5.Dooks 6.Old Head 7.Killarney What are your views? Which trip would you take? And are you lucky enough to have played any of these courses? Or, do you disagree with their choices? And if so which Scottish or Irish courses would you place in your ultimate trip itinerary? Thanks, Guy
  3. Boy, we have a fantastic sweepstakes running at the moment.... the only caveat is that you need to be able to get there if you win! Yes, we are giving away a 3 Night Trip to St Andrews, Scotland where you and a lucky buddy will play Kingsbarns, The New Course.... and The Old Course You will also enjoy 5* accommodations during your stay. The dates for the trip are June 8th to 10th... so just a couple of weeks away. Therefore, if you can get yourself over to Scotland in time, and you win, then it is all yours! The sweepstakes is hosted on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GolfbreakscomTours/ You can also enter here: http://woobox.com/4a424p-j97 Good luck! Guy
  4. Shameless plus coming up (apologies in advance!)... ...but I'd thought I'd let you all know that we still have a few St Andrews Old Course packages available for this summer. They all have guaranteed tee times on the Old Course... so you can ensure that you will be playing the tee time of all time! Package details and dates can be seen here. If this sounds tempting and you fancy a trip to the Home of Golf this summer then please get in contact on: 1-855-699-5853 (toll free) or usasales@golfbreaks.com Chris, Sean and Connor will be able to help you and answer any questions. Furthermore, you'll see that we still have one June package still available (8th-10th), which is only a few weeks away! Therefore, we are happy to give you a very good deal on this package if you can jump on a plane and get yourself over to Scotland in time. Finally, if you are looking for a complete bargain, then grab our Old Course October Offer. There are only a few green fees left, but we are offering 6 nights and 5 rounds (including the Old Course) from $1840 pp. View packages >> Happy golfing. Guy
  5. We are currently running a sweepstakes to win an amazing 7 night, 7 round golf vacation to Scotland - the Home of Golf. However, it is closing this Monday (14th), so if you want to be part of it, please enter today! The golf would feature on many golfers' bucket list and includes rounds at Turnberry, Kingbarns, Gleneagles and Carnoustie, plus the accommodation is 5-star throughout your trip. It is a truly amazing prize, dare I say it myself, with a total value of over $10,000. If you fancy throwing your hat in, you can enter it here: http://usa.golfbreaks.com/scotland-vacation-sweepstake Good luck and please tell your friends. (Note that flights are not included but if you were to win and book your flights early then I am sure that you would get a good deal from the airlines!). Thanks, Guy
  6. Can Jordan Spieth take one more step to the Grand Slam? Will Tiger make a miraculous run? How different could it have been with Rory in the field? Is it time Lee Westwood wins a major? Can an old dog make one final run at St Andrews? We invite you to join in the conversation with other passionate golfers, while having a chance to win prizes throughout the tournament. WATCH, DISCUSS, WIN! HOW TO ENTER: Tell us the following for each Round: Round 1 – Who will make the most birdies on day 1. Round 2 – Who will be the oldest player left in the field after the cut. Round 3 – How many bogies will the 36 hole leader have in Round 3. Round 4 – What will be the lowest score in Round 4. Winners will be chosen daily. Each round entry must be entered prior to the start of that round. In the case of ties or no correct answers, winner will be chosen randomly. PRIZES: Mini iTrainer Swing Trainer (1) Set of Lamkin Grips MyGolfSpy Feed Your Game Headcover Cleveland SmartSquare TFI Putter
  7. Hi I have just joined and my name is Ian and I am from near St Andrews in Scotland. I am member of Leven Golfing Society which is the 11th oldest golf club in the world, formed in 1820 and celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020. I retired a couple of years ago and caddy a little during the summer months at Fairmont St Andrews where you will find two fine courses, the Kittocks and the Torrance. I also started a golf tours company offering Scotland Golf Trips, so if anyone needs any information on Golf in Scotland feel free to ask away and I will do my best to help.
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