PerryGolf’s Concierge Drivers play an essential part in any Customized or Escorted Tour. They fill many roles during your trip abroad – from recommending restaurants to sharing nuggets of local history and culture while also making certain every part of the Tour from the airport to the hotel to the first tee runs smoothly on schedule. This post is the first in an ongoing series, during which we’ll profile the devoted, diligent Concierge Drivers who help PerryGolf guests, Play the Game. See the World.
One of Neil Cruickshank’s first encounters with golf occurred in 1977 at Turnberry.
The 150th Open Championship returns to St Andrews, Scotland in 2021 as the Old Course plays host for the 30th time, from July 15-18, 2021. Most recently the Old Course at St Andrews hosted The Open in 2015, when Zach Johnson was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year after defeating Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four hole playoff.
In the WEBINAR PODCAST, Gordon Dalgleish – President of PerryGolf – explained the various options available for arranging play on golf’s original course plus he shared some advice on how to play this most idiosyncratic of links courses. We also talked about the local lodging choices along with a few minutes about the “Auld Grey Toon” herself which is every bit as interesting as the golf.
Golf dates to 1793 on the site where Kingsbarns Golf Links is found today, overlooking the North Sea 7 miles east of St Andrews. Everything changed in 2000 when Kyle Phillips reinvented links golf with the opening here of the game’s first “modern classic” links layout.
Truly it’s remarkable that the game of golf continues to revolve around the course that gave it birth over 600 years ago. One of the oldest golf courses in the world, the Old Course at St Andrews is referred to by many as the “Home of Golf.”