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Wee Breeze at Scotland’s Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Video highlight from the back nine at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in northeastern Scotland.  No, the beauty swing you see isn’t mine.  It’s my lad Shanego.  Nice little windmill serves as a backdrop.


Entertaining Sign at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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I’m in Scotland withdrawal mode, and I may be until I return to that wonderful country. My motivation to play golf here at home is minimal at the moment.

While eating some reheated pizza for lunch today I decided to go through some of my photos from the last Scotland trip. They’re one source of blog posting motivation I can still count on right now. Sure enough I found a fun little nugget to share, a funny sign I shot at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in the northeast of Scotland. I often find golf signs to be funny, and strange. My collection of funny golf sign photos is getting pretty big.  Maybe I should put them all in a book.
Golf Safety Warning

Did this one read to you like it did to me?

“All golfers be alert to avoid injury from flying golf balls & equipment.”

And equipment?  What flying equipment other than golf balls?  There must be some club throwers there?  Maybe its golf bags.  Shoes perhaps.

Thanks for the laugh.  I loved playing Royal Aberdeen.  What a great place.  I’ll post a review soon.


HOG World Tour Visits Scotland’s Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, August 1st, 2016
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Here’s a recap of the first half of perhaps the best single day of golf I’ve ever experienced, the HOG World Tour visit to Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.  Royal Aberdeen was the morning session on the 2nd day of the tremendous 2016 “Lads in Scotland” tour.  The Lads are my group of good friends who get together every two years to golf in Scotland.  The evening session was Cruden Bay.  Stay tuned on that one.

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About Royal Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen is a fabulous links course located in the northeast of Scotland, about a 2-3 hour drive north of St. Andrews.  Golf was first played on the grounds back in 1780, making it the sixth oldest golf club in the world. The clubhouse, staff, and grounds represent great history and a high class club.

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In recent history, Royal Aberdeen hosted the 2014 Scottish Open.  During the 2014 Scottish open Phil Mickelson was defending his title.  Rory McIlory carded the course record, 64.  Justin Rose came away with the victory.

My golf experience at Royal Aberdeen was tremendous.  I played fairly well, not losing a ball in fairly high winds.  The back nine had some serious teeth as we were coming home directly into the wind.

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In the photo above I nailed a solid 4-iron to the par-3 17th green, looking out over the North Sea.

I will post a full review of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club down the blog road.  Stay tuned.