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Jack from Halcyon Travel puts together videos for his clients - and he just got a drone so he wanted to try it out during our visit.  

As long as you don't criticize the over-the-top swing (it got REAL bad during the trip) - I'm happy to share 😉

Here's a link -- can't load it up on YouTube, they'll object to using Kenny Loggins without permission...

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=103ymXdEGnxZQftUl5ZtydLejpIg-WwOO

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that's awesome!  

did you get in a pot bunker?  how hard was it to get out?

did you find the 'gorse' (sp?) and is it impossible to find a ball in there?

look like the courses were in fantastic shape...did you have a favorite?

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48 minutes ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

Jack from Halcyon Travel puts together videos for his clients - and he just got a drone so he wanted to try it out during our visit.  

As long as you don't criticize the over-the-top swing (it got REAL bad during the trip) - I'm happy to share 😉

Here's a link -- can't load it up on YouTube, they'll object to using Kenny Loggins without permission...

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=103ymXdEGnxZQftUl5ZtydLejpIg-WwOO

Unbelievable video......so jealous.......

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Now that's a great video @GolfSpy Barbajo what great memories to keep and share.

I love St Andrews.

Looks like you got typical Scottish weather but in a heatwave it's an amazing place to be.

Thanks for sharing, and as we say over here "haste ye back"

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56 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

that's awesome!  

did you get in a pot bunker?  how hard was it to get out?

did you find the 'gorse' (sp?) and is it impossible to find a ball in there?

look like the courses were in fantastic shape...did you have a favorite?

Pot bunkers? Several - got out okay (cousin had a few issues), but the ones in the fairway really impede your progress.

Gorse - nasty shit - if you're in, fuggehdaboudit....you're done. I lost one on the Jubilee course. It was nasty. 

Favorites? Hard to say anything was grander than the Old Course - it was a treat. Kingsbarns and Castle were magnificent - although the greens at the Castle were kind of silly. For a hidden gem, Lundin Links was awesome -- and inexpensive by comparison. 

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That's awesome man!  Cross one of the bucket list.  Very jealous! 

 

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That was so cool!!   thanks for posting it.

What course was that, that was the very first golf shot flyover, you know the one that seemed like it was a par 17...ha   Man that looked tough.  

Some of those view were spectacular, #2020MGSScotlandAdventure!

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41 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

That was so cool!!   thanks for posting it.

What course was that, that was the very first golf shot flyover, you know the one that seemed like it was a par 17...ha   Man that looked tough.  

Some of those view were spectacular, #2020MGSScotlandAdventure!

Thatt was #6 on the Castle Course - smacked it 3 bills on that one!

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46 minutes ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

Thatt was #6 on the Castle Course - smacked it 3 bills on that one!

#LikeaBoss

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I particularly like the 'walking after the shot' on the first swing 👏

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we have a group of 8 headed to Ireland and Scotland next month.  How was the weather for you and any information you think is valuable to someone that has never been nor golfed in that area?

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1 hour ago, Alzoinnv said:

we have a group of 8 headed to Ireland and Scotland next month.  How was the weather for you and any information you think is valuable to someone that has never been nor golfed in that area?

bring waterproofs and a windcheater.

Theres a saying over here..."if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes!" 😂

Coming from Vegas you guys are in for a real treat. Hope you post pics and details on your trip for us all to see?

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Perseveringgolfer,

Thanks for the advice, I even have zippered legs pants my wife bought me, little does she know I won't wear them, but I'll bring em and tell her they were great!  We are playing 3 Ireland courses and all of St Andrews plus Carnoustie. We are going to try and sneak in 36 a couple of days any hidden local favorites? 

 

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when you visit in July it should be warm, not Vegas warm but around 65*-70* perfect golf weather. Plus with our daylight you can play up till about 11PM which can be a magical time on the course, wind dies down and you can hear a blade of grass break.

Then you get up and can play again from about 5am, which is also magical with the dew, birds singing and only the sound of your Prov1 hitting the sweetspot of your driver.

You'll love St Andrews, it oozes golf in every pub and cafe, the Old course is like a wizard going to Hogwartz for the first time- Magical.

The Jubilee is probably the hardest test and the New course is the nicest (IMO).

You playing the Castle course and Kingsbarnes? again two really fun courses to play.

I'm actually jealous, even though I live here 😂

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St Andrews has about 13 courses Old, New and Jubilee are the more established the Castle is newer out by Kingsbarnes or even the Fairmont courses all are good tracks. But I prefer Ladybank, Downfield, or as Barbajo has said Lundin Links they have all been used as Open qualifiers and are members courses


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we have a group of 8 headed to Ireland and Scotland next month.  How was the weather for you and any information you think is valuable to someone that has never been nor golfed in that area?


Keep your eyes on the MyGolfSpy blog in the next two weeks.


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Gentlemen, thanks for the information, we do have a plan to play another round a couple of days and also sight seeing (ie...pub crawls).  After reading your responses I am more excited go than I was before!!!! 

Thanks Again!

 

P.S.  how do you add the club you play on your posts?  Kind of cool would like to add it.

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3 minutes ago, Alzoinnv said:

P.S.  how do you add the club you play on your posts?  Kind of cool would like to add it.

go to your name - top right on a pc, click and go to account settings. Then on the left hand side you will see 'signature' add whatever you play in there and hit save.

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So we are 8 days from heading to Dublin (Old head, Portmarnok and The European Club) we have a day to hit up an extra round when we get in any suggestions for a unexpected experience?  Also the same for 4 days later we have a day or two to throw in another 18 so any ideas for the St Andrews area (we are staying at Scores Hotel).  Thanks everyone.

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