This is the revised story of how a retweet turned into a quest, ending at the Old Course’s first tee.
This is the first episode of a series that focuses on The Scotland Experience I enjoyed in the fall of 2019, and all of the shenanigans, plans, dreams, worries, and luck that went into it.
On today’s edition of the show, I’m going to tell you how the Golf Trip of a lifetime began with a tweet, evolved into a quest, and was executed almost flawlessly, with the perfect balance between planning and trusting to luck, with help from author and golf trip consultant Graylyn Loomis, discussing his eBook, How to Plan a Scottish Golf Trip, which is available on his website, graylynloomis.com or on Amazon, and his experiences as a golf trip consultant.
Before we get to Graylyn’s interview, I spend a few minutes talking with a friend of mine, who was the only person in my circle of close friends that had ever played golf in Scotland prior to my trip there. It was his descriptions and attitude of what he found in Scotland that first encouraged me to take the daydream of playing golf at The Old Course from “one day” to “maybe one day soon.”
If it is your quest to one day peg it up at The Home of Golf, start on the St. Andrews Links Trust website, where you will find details on how to go about booking on all of their courses. And set a reminder on your calendar for August of each year to visit that website to find out when the ballot for Private Advance Tee Times will open for applications for the following year.
This episode is formatted a little different than Episode 1 and will run a little longer. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it, even if you have to break it into two servings.
As always, decide to Go For It! And remember to Take Dead Aim.