My good friend and caddie John Boyne of Caddie Golf Tours (left) and me on the Old Course, 2011
I’d like to apologize in advance to any friends, colleagues, or family for my behavior this week. I’m a bit preoccupied. I can already tell you my focus is going to be very weak, due to the fact that I’ll be returning to one of my favorite places in the world, the Home of Golf. Yes, one week from today, from right now, I’ll be teeing off on the Old Course with my best pal in the world.
The HOG World Tour returns to St. Andrews for an even more lengthy stay than last time, two years ago. I’ll be in the Auld Grey Toon (old gray town) for over six fantastic days of golf on the Old Course, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, the Torrance Course, Castle Course and several others.
A golf vacation to St. Andrews is the trip of a lifetime and I’m doing it for a second time. I can sure as hell tell you it won’t be the last. I’m thinking every two years. If I win the lottery or come into a large amount of extra dough, I may just go there every year. Why not move there, in the summers at least? I digress.
Standing in the Road Hole bunker with three of my best pals
If you haven’t been to St. Andrews you should really make the effort to plan it and go. The town exudes personality, mostly golf centric. The history, the people, and the golf are all “brilliant” as my friends the Scots say.
Just don’t ask me about the food…