Royal Scotsman Introduces New Dining Car

The world renowned Royal Scotsman has presented a new dining cabin; the first newly-built carriage on the exclusive train since 1996.

The Royal Scotsman has been operating since 1985 and is the only train of its kind; taking passengers on a luxury tour of the Scottish Highlands.  For more details on the new addition, click here.

New Ferry Service Between Ardrosson and Campbeltown

A new ferry service between Ardrosson and Campbeltown was recently announced for the summer months this year.  Ardrosson is a town on the North Ayrshire coast in southwestern Scotland.  Campbeltown is situated near the Mull of Kintyre in Argyll, Scotland.  This new ferry service is a huge boost for the local community and more importantly for PerryGolf clients.

Machrihanish Dunes 14th by Clive Barber.

St. Andrews International Underway

It’s not like the Home of Golf needs another course but the more the merrier!  I read with great interest this week that work has officially started on the new St. Andrews International project located just outside the town.  With a planned opening date of spring 2015, there is a lot of work to be done, but let hope this provides yet another world class course to the area.  Further details of the story can be found here, with project details at the following link – http://www.standrewsigc.com/ .

 

By Alastair Niven.  Alastair is one of PerryGolf’s Golf Travel Specialists.

Drive for Show and Putt for Dough!!

As Tiger Woods roared back to the summit of the world golf rankings, the above phrase was in the back of my mind. This phrase is often bandied about at my local club but I personally don’t think it is relevant to the regular amateur player.  I think that keeping the ball in play from the tee is more important as it ultimately makes very little difference how many putts you take if you’ve hit 5 or 6 shots before reaching the green.  However, I think the phrase is significant in the professional game where every player has a good long game, excellent short game, and everything else that goes along with being a tour player.  Last week’s tournament at Bay Hill  illustrated this point perfectly; where Tiger finished well down the rankings in almost every department apart from the most important one – putting!

Ryder Cup to Stay in Europe

I recently attended the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow and although I wasn’t allowed to touch the coveted trophy, I managed to get my picture taken alongside it. 


On the back of the success of last year’s competition, everyone at PerryGolf is excited about another high quality encounter and one which I personally cannot wait for!  The Ryder Cup, for me, is comfortably the best event on the sporting calendar. The excitement and drama which unfold on the Sunday afternoon is unrivalled and, all going well, I’ll be there to enjoy the excitement at Gleneagles next year.