Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from Royal Dornoch

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

On the second day, we play the No. 2 rated course in the world. We woke up on the morning of Wednesday, April 24, at the Royal Golf Hotel, in view of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, a few steps from the clubhouse. It was sunny, the wind whipping through the flags by the first tee. The […]

Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from Old Machrihanish

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

On the fourth day, we battled Machrihanish Golf Club, and the elements. Our room in the wonderful Ugadale Hotel overlooked the iconic first tee at Machrihanish Golf Club, where the tee shot must clear a beach and where, depending on the tide, the golfer must decide, in the words of James W. Finegan, how much […]

Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from the OId Course

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Interlude: We explore the Old Course and St. Andrews. Our exploration of St. Andrews occurred over two days, Friday evening, after the five-hour drive from Machrihanish, and Sunday morning, when we walked every hole of the Old Course, closed for golf every Sunday, and saw the ruins of the castle and the cathedral and the […]