HOG World Tour
Hello from the Philadelphia airport. I’m back on US soil. Quite frankly, I’d rather be on Scottish soil!
HOG World Tour Rolls Through Crail, Scotland!
I’ve had one hell of a week playing seven golf courses, nine rounds and a total of 164 holes with my buddies “The Lads.” Here’s the course list:
- The Old Course (twice)
- The New Course (1895)
- Kingsbarns Golf Links
- Carnoustie Golf Links
- Balcomie Golf Links
- Fairmont St. Andrews Torrance Course
- Castle Course (twice)
Between all the golf and all the pubs and meals, I didn’t get back to my lodging until the “wee” hours each night and therefore had no time to write posts. I will be doing a recap of the rounds/courses/days during the next week or so.
The Old Course at sunset! Doesn’t get any better…
Also be sure to watch for new photos which I’ll be adding to the HOG golf photo gallery, specifically from Carnoustie, Crail/Balcomie and some fresh images from Kingsbarns, Castle and of course the Old Course.
A quick check-in. I’m just out the door to head up to the “world’s most difficult golf course” Carnoustie. Over under on my score as a 3.1 handicap?
In the mean time, here’s a picture of the Old Course at St. Andrews I shot last night at close to sunset. Beautiful.
18th Hole, Old Course – click to zoom
Good morning from St. Andrews! Not much time to write anything because my buddies and I are golfing as much as possible! Played the Castle Course and New Course (1895) yesterday. Looking forward to playing the Fairmont Torrance Course and the Old Course today!
Lots of rain on day two. Yes my apparel does not match. View of St. Andrews in background from the Castle Course.
Check back soon!
I’m SO tired. I’ve gone the last 30 hours with one weak hour of sleep on the plane from Philly to Scotland. We arrived in Glasgow this morning at 8:00 a.m. and managed to get a two-ball on the Old Course with me and my best bud Al at 12:40. My game was not good and I struggled in the 3-club wind. Still it was fantastic. Great to be back “home” in the Home of Golf.
L-R: John Boyne (caddie), me, Alan Nelson
Heading to the Home of Golf AGAIN!
Wow I’m a little buggered. Tearful goodbyes with the lovely lass and the wee baby Seve this morning.
Greetings from the lounge in the Salt Lake City International Airport. I’m awaiting my flight to Philadelphia, the first leg of two in my trip to Scotland. I’m pretty jacked up right now, not from the XXL latte but from pure golf adrenaline. In about 16 hours I’ll be landing in Glasgow with my best friend, and another 2.5 hours from then arriving in St. Andrews. HOPEFULLY a few hours after that we’ll be teeing off on the Old Course.
Stay tuned all this week for photos and updates from the Home of Golf.