Hole-In-One for St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation 2015 Auction

St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation
 
For the 7th consecutive year, PerryGolf was a key contributor and supporter of the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation fundraiser. We are pleased to announce that the 2015 auction was a huge success!

How big of a success? Find out here…
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2016 Golf Trip to Benefit the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation

St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation

Big Trip. Great Cause.

The best part of this 2016 golf trip to St Andrews is hard to pick… Read more “2016 Golf Trip to Benefit the St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation”

Scotland Golf Vacation ~ A Customized PerryGolf Trip

Scotland Golf Vacation ~ A Customized PerryGolf Trip in April 2015
My approach shot at Kingsbarns - I guess you could say I found my pot of gold in Scotland.

Good Morning Keith,

I wanted to send a quick note and a picture regarding our trip. Thrilling pretty much sums up the trip. I want to thank you and the whole PerryGolf team for your professionalism and experience in setting up a trip we will remember for the rest of our lives. Every day provided a new and exciting experience which if possible, seemed greater than the day prior. Read more “Scotland Golf Vacation ~ A Customized PerryGolf Trip”

No Country For Auld Men: To mark his 40th birthday, Alan Shipnuck set out on a 10-rounds-in-six-days blitz of Scotland

On the 1st tee of the Old Course at St Andrews - Left to Right: Tom June, Kevin Price, PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish, Alan Shipnuck and Matt Ginella
On the 1st tee of the Old Course at St Andrews - Left to Right: Tom June, Kevin Price, PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish, Alan Shipnuck and Matt Ginell
Back in May 2013, four friends set out to Scotland for the golf vacation of a lifetime. With the help of PerryGolf, the group was able to get tee times at all ten courses they’d hoped to play, even Muirfield and the Old Course at St Andrews. The trip was undoubtedly a huge success for the golf buddies and the perfect way to celebrate the 40th birthday of Alan Shipnuck. Originally published on golf.com , below is Shipnuck’s grand story of the foursome’s incredible Scottish Golf Vacation.
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Where Can and Can’t You Use Buggies in UK and Ireland? Here’s the Answer

Planning your next golf vacation to the UK and Ireland? You probably want to know whether you’ll be walking or riding each round of golf.  Here’s a chart with the answers to this question at many of the more popular golf courses in the British Isles.  Certainly exceptions have been made in some cases in the past, but this chart should serve as a guide to better understanding what you  can expect your next golf vacation.

Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Ireland

Ballybunion (Old) No n/a Available on Cashen Course for €35
Waterville Yes €40-€50 Buggy for same-day replay is €25
Doonbeg Yes, but must be accompanied by a caddie €85 + tip Fee includes buggy and caddie
Old Head Yes €60 Can pair with forecaddie for €25
Tralee No, except for those with a medical certificate €50 Fee includes buggy and caddie
The European Club Yes €40 Small fleet; advanced reservations recommended
Lahinch (Old) No, except for those with a medical certificate n/a Extremely limited availabilty
Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Northern Ireland

Royal County Down No n/a Club claims “the terrain” doesn’t permit buggies
Royal Portrush (Dunluce Links) No n/a Cell phones not permitted, either
Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Scotland

The Old Course
at St. Andrews
No, except for those with a permanent disability and only from April to October Caddie Fee (£30-£45 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie
The Castle Course
at St. Andrews
No, except for seniors or those with a medical certificate and only from April to October Caddie Fee (£30-£45 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie
All Other Courses
at St. Andrews
No, except for seniors or those with a medical certificate £25 Must be operated by an approved caddie
Carnoustie No, except for those with a medical certificate n/a n/a
Muirfield No, except for those with a medical certificate £35 Users must sign a “Safety Policy Acknowledgement Form”;Carts cannot be guaranteed in advance as members have priority.
Kingsbarns No, except for those with a medical certificate £50 Must be operated by an approved caddie
Royal Troon No n/a n/a
Turnberry
(Ailsa Course)
No, except for those with a medical certificate £40 plus Caddie Fee (£40 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie

 

For more information about each of these courses, click: Golf Scotland or Golf Ireland.  See the original article here.
 

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