75 Year Old Plays 137 International Courses in 5 Years
Well, the story begins six years ago when my wife and I were on a three-week tour of Ireland – castles, gardens, birding, ancient places, hiking – getting to our destinations while driving on the left side of the road with a stick shift in my left hand! We stayed at a different B and B every night. We toured during the day and then I played golf in the evening every second or third day. Along the way, my wife of fifty-three years, Jill, said, “Why don’t you just come over by yourself and play as much golf as you want?” There is a golf God!
Since then, here is how my schedule has looked:
2010 – Eastern and Northeastern Scotland – 13 days, 23 courses
2011 – Wales and Southwest England – 13 days, 23 courses
2012 – Northwest England and Scotland – 15 days, 28 courses
2013 – Northwest England and Scotland – 16 days, 29 courses
2014 – Northwest England and Scotlant – 18 days, 34 courses
Favorite courses (SO many great ones played):
x Open qualifier courses
Royal Dornoch (x)
Gullane 1and 2 (x)
West Links – North Berwick (x)
Royal Troon (*)
Old Prestwick (*)
Western Gailes (x)
Lundin Links (x)
Old and New Moray
Glen Golf Course
St. Andrews Old (*)
For these past five years, I have traveled with your Sun Mountain bag to all of the courses (137) on my journeys.
At 75 years old, I continue to walk and carry my bag and play to a 12 handicap. Last week, I bought a new Sun Mountain bag and sold the old one to a friend (it was still in great shape!)
Thanks for hearing of my adventures!
All the best,