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With a Rusted Wedge, Hand-me-down Putter and Three Top Flite Stratas.

TLD No. 8

A Walk in the Park

With a Rusted Wedge, Hand-me-down Putter and Three Top Flite Stratas.

My golfing identity was in question, and my self-confidence on shaky ground.

TLD No. 8

Midlife Golf Crisis

My golfing identity was in question, and my self-confidence on shaky ground.

The day Jack and Seve turned up.

TLD No. 8

Straight out of a Fairytale

The day Jack and Seve turned up.

No.4 Machrihanish Dunes Par 4 - 307 yards.

TLD No. 8

The Art of Par

No.4 Machrihanish Dunes Par 4 - 307 yards.

The Captain, The Crofter, The Mayor and the Iona Open.

TLD No. 8

The Honourable Company of Iona Golfers

The Captain, The Crofter, The Mayor and the Iona Open.

A Golf Club is a kaleidoscope of opinion.

TLD No.7

Just a Wee Tweak

A Golf Club is a kaleidoscope of opinion.

Lawn mowing is a competitive pursuit.

TLD No.7

The Grass Barber

Lawn mowing is a competitive pursuit.

Excuse me, are these tables taken?

TLD No.7

A Night at The Jigger

Excuse me, are these tables taken?

The mystery of a long-lost links.

TLD No.7

The Lost Links

The mystery of a long-lost links.

We’ve all had that one moment when we believe that we can play this game.

TLD No.6

The Ballad of Count Manfred von Hoffmanstel

We’ve all had that one moment when we believe that we can play this game.

He’s a colossal, intimidating man who all members avoid at all costs.

TLD No.6

The Whistly Nostril

He’s a colossal, intimidating man who all members avoid at all costs.

Mrs Forman's.

TLD No.6

The Art of Par

Mrs Forman's.

For many people, turning forty can be a pivotal moment.

TLD No.5

40 Years in the Making

For many people, turning forty can be a pivotal moment.

I asked myself - Does it actually matter?

TLD No.5

Broken Par

I asked myself - Does it actually matter?

It all started around 20 years ago with a win on eBay.

TLD No.5

My Spare Room

It all started around 20 years ago with a win on eBay.

A band of Brothers fixing one fairway at a time.

TLD No.4

The Divotologists

A band of Brothers fixing one fairway at a time.

Playing The Old Course in reverse.

TLD No.4

Keeping it Right Seems Strange

Playing The Old Course in reverse.

A course slowly being swept away by the sea.

TLD No.4

Natures Wicked Slice

A course slowly being swept away by the sea.

Reading this story may cause feelings of extreme envy.

TLD No.4

Clubs Do Travel, Don't They?

Reading this story may cause feelings of extreme envy.

There are some golf courses that never leave you.

TLD No.3

One Man and his Mower

There are some golf courses that never leave you.

You’ve spotted one across the links.

TLD No.3

Single Strap Soldier

You’ve spotted one across the links.

To putt, or not to putt?

TLD No.3

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be

To putt, or not to putt?

The story of how Scotland’s newest true links came to life.

TLD No.2

Drawings Became Dunes

The story of how Scotland’s newest true links came to life.

They’re Scottish, they will hug about eight times.

TLD No.2

A Father & Son Round on The Old Course

They’re Scottish, they will hug about eight times.

Hickory in the making.

TLD No.2

From Tree to Green

Hickory in the making.

What’s in a name?

TLD No.1

Game of Names

What’s in a name?

The year was 1744 and the city was Edinburgh.

TLD No.1

The Original Rules of Golf

The year was 1744 and the city was Edinburgh.

Wild and intriguing criss-crossing holes.

TLD No.1

Natural, Legendary, Unique

Wild and intriguing criss-crossing holes.

Should we put 10 more pounds in the box?

Feature

Alone with your Creator

Should we put 10 more pounds in the box?

Playing the original 12 holes of Prestwick.

Feature

Keeper of the Green

Playing the original 12 holes of Prestwick.

The Battle of Britain was fought high above the course.

Feature

Dog-legs and Dogfights

The Battle of Britain was fought high above the course.

I bet they’re taking wagers on me coming up short.

Feature

Down the Secret Road

I bet they’re taking wagers on me coming up short.

This is RNGC, aka Royal Norton Golf Club. The sacred acre, as I call it

TLD No.7

Small is Beautiful

This is RNGC, aka Royal Norton Golf Club. The sacred acre, as I call it

How to play golf with hickory clubs.

TLD No. 8

Hands on Leather

How to play golf with hickory clubs.

Take it away Eric, the floor’s all yours.

TLD No. 8

Ode to Golf

Take it away Eric, the floor’s all yours.

Alright guys. Is this where we are now?

TLD No. 8

Running True

Alright guys. Is this where we are now?

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

TLD No. 8

The Alchemy of Adventure

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

Sorrow is soon enough when it comes.

TLD No.7

Echoes in the Wind

Sorrow is soon enough when it comes.

Just tell him to scoop it.

TLD No.7

Gimme Peace

Just tell him to scoop it.

The Road Hole.

TLD No.7

The Art of Par

The Road Hole.

Even perceived spontaneity requires some planning.

TLD No.6

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Golf

Even perceived spontaneity requires some planning.

It is a place where the people of this island meet, laugh, forge lifelong friendships.

TLD No.6

Is 12 the Perfect Number

It is a place where the people of this island meet, laugh, forge lifelong friendships.

Golf seemed less complicated when I was fourteen.

TLD No.6

A Game Rediscovered

Golf seemed less complicated when I was fourteen.

My first visit to Brora was a happy accident.

TLD No.6

North to the Links of Brora

My first visit to Brora was a happy accident.

Cleeve Hill is a time machine, a golfing artefact.

TLD No.5

Old Tom's Course in the Sky

Cleeve Hill is a time machine, a golfing artefact.

Askernish, My Heart.

TLD No.5

Aisgernis, Mo Chridhe

Askernish, My Heart.

With a beaming smile Trevor takes the floor, and Carnoustie wins again.

TLD No.5

It's in my Blood

With a beaming smile Trevor takes the floor, and Carnoustie wins again.

It’s a jarring question for steadfast golfers who’ve not jarred one themselves.

TLD No.4

Life Before Ace

It’s a jarring question for steadfast golfers who’ve not jarred one themselves.

Machrie Bay Golf Club on the Isle of Arran.

TLD No.4

Golf & Tea for Everyone

Machrie Bay Golf Club on the Isle of Arran.

My name is XXXXXXXX, and I’m hopelessly addicted.

TLD No.4

Golfaholics Anonymous

My name is XXXXXXXX, and I’m hopelessly addicted.

Siven’s what ye need.

TLD No.3

The Last Caddie

Siven’s what ye need.

Golf on the Isle of Skye.

TLD No.3

Goilf air an Eilean Skye

Golf on the Isle of Skye.

You don’t fall in love straight away.

TLD No.3

Anster as the locals say

You don’t fall in love straight away.

The difference was in the dirt.

TLD No.2

Perfect Panmure

The difference was in the dirt.

Just put your 5 pounds in the honesty box and off you go.

TLD No.2

A Fantasy World of Links Golf

Just put your 5 pounds in the honesty box and off you go.

When I joined the Marines they took my brain out.

TLD No.2

A Night at Ducks

When I joined the Marines they took my brain out.

This course never lets you settle.

TLD No.1

The Great Golspie

This course never lets you settle.

Morris, Braid, Ross, Mackenzie and more.

TLD No.1

The Scots that Shaped Golf Course Design

Morris, Braid, Ross, Mackenzie and more.

You can imagine why this man made me nervous on the golf course.

TLD No.1

One for the Memory Banks

You can imagine why this man made me nervous on the golf course.

The anticipation of something is half the fun of doing it.

Feature

To the Music of Melodious Bass

The anticipation of something is half the fun of doing it.

Many of my happiest days had been spent in this special place.

Feature

Designed by the Almighty

Many of my happiest days had been spent in this special place.

The Roar of Royal St George's.

Feature

Here be Dragons

The Roar of Royal St George's.

One trip to Brora was enough to turn all of my illusions well and truly on their head.

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The Romance of Brora

One trip to Brora was enough to turn all of my illusions well and truly on their head.

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