The 147th Open at Carnoustie begins in 10 days. Final Qualifying was held last week at Notts (Hollinwell), Princes, St. Anne’s Old Links and Renaissance in the U.K., and continued last weekend on the PGA Tour where the top four finishers inside the top 12 at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier who were not already exempt punched their ticket to Scotland. Kelly Kraft, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Kokrak and Austin Cook earned their way into the field.
Is it the courses or the horses?
What’s to like about a golf trip to the British Isles? Good choice if you say it’s the courses. We can recommend 80 – 90 – 100 clubs in Scotland, Ireland England and Wales each well worth a tee time. This abundance promises a quality golf experience with a range of pricing because you can confidently mix the more famous clubs with the less famous in countless combinations.
If it’s your horses, even better. Who’s not going to have the time of their lives over here playing links golf with friends and family?
The USGA has put forth a commendable amount of resources and efforts in its campaign to end slow play on the golf course. Slow play is a big issue that has continued to increase over the years. It’s time we get in gear and put it to an end.
USGA President Glen Nager outlines the following as the main components of the recently launched program:
- Analysis of key factors known to influence pace of play
- Development of a pace-of-play model based on quantifiable data
- Improvements to the USGA Pace Rating System
- On-site assistance at golf courses to help managers assess and improve pace of play
- Creation of player education programs
For many of our clients travelling to the UK and Ireland for their golf vacation, the most suitable transport option will be a rental vehicle. Driving on the other side of the road can be a daunting thought, but to help put your mind at ease, please read on for some pointers.
In the UK and Ireland you drive on the left-hand side of the road and should follow the Speed Limits as described below (in the UK mph and in Ireland kmh):
Built-up area – 30mph/50kmh
Outskirts of a built-up area – 40mph/80kmh
Main road – 60mph/100kmh
Jaime Ortiz-Patiño owns one of the most famous collections of golf memorabilia in the world…and he’s set to sell it. Nobody knows the reason for the sale, but we do know that his collection is ready to be sold at auction in London on the 30th of May this year. Many of the items which will be for sale will be exhibited in Dubai, Hong Kong, and New York over the coming months to stir up some interest. The collection is made up of golf balls, clubs, programs and official documents, and also some outstanding art-work.
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