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St. Andrews Golf Links

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Here I am on sacred ground! In honor of the British Open being held this weekend at the wonderful historic St. Andrews Golf Links in Scotland, I post this photo of a smiling & joyful man. This is the most famous golf course in the world, and the oldest by far. Founded in 1552, it is an absolute treat to play and to visit this "Home of Golf". You can play there if your home course sends a letter & your handicap along with invitation (along with a lot of your money!)

 

I have played at St Andrews twice in my life. This was my first visit and I was overjoyed.. You must walk over this famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole and tradition has almost demanded a photo be taken there. Many people also kiss the bridge as a final hole tradition --- I did that also! Many of the legends of golf have a photo on this rustic bridge. I am sure not one of those people! Shot an 81 on this visit... have the scorecard on my wall at home.

 

Enjoy this photo this weekend as you watch the tournament on TV. That has the 18th green and the white clubhouse in the background and you will see that for sure on the television. I love golf and this is hallowed ground indeed. I have played here and Pebble Beach Course in California.... two of the three most sacred courses. I would give any amount of money to play the third (Augusta National in Georgia) but I don't think I will ever be able to play that one in this lifetime! Would love to but, unfortunately, it is literally impossible for non-members to play there.

 

Enjoy!