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.
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.
They don’t make them like this anymore. North Berwick (pronounced “bear-ick”) was founded with six holes in 1832. A seventh was added sometime before 1868 when three more were built and one taken away. The resulting nine holes stood unchanged until 1877 when the addition of nine more produced eighteen that no one particularly cared for. At 4,841 yards it was too short even for hickories so an extension to 6,095 yards was completed in 1895 which was stretched to 6,464 in 1932 where the club stands today. It will host its sixth Final Qualifier next summer when the Open is played at Muirfield.
The Beall Group were PerryGolf’s first travellers of the 2010 Season. Mr. Beall travelled with his son and brother and they played some of the finest links courses that the East Coast of Scotland has to offer. Three out of the five courses which they played feature in the top 100 in the world…and the pinnacle of these was Muirfield. North Berwick and Cruden Bay were the others to make it into the top 100, but the New Course at St. Andrews and Royal Aberdeen are not far behind.