By: Louis Walsh, Siena Men's Golf
November 2013 Archives
We left Turnberry early Wednesday morning and proceeded to drive across Scotland to its capital city Edinburgh. The bus dropped us off just short of Edinburgh castle and we had the morning to tour the premises. Everyone went there own ways after the castle tour. Personally I spent the day with my brother, hopping around the town and exploring every street that caught our attention. Bus drove us to St. Andrews later that day and we immediately sprinted to the Old Course.
Wow! What a week! Our trip to Scotland has come to a close but the memories remain--a legacy of the epic we all will never forget. We spent the first three days at the beautiful Turnberry Resort just south of Glasgow, our port of entry into Scotland. Our days were filled with breathtaking coastal views, tours of local towns including Ayr, trips to the spa, sunsets out by the infamous lighthouse, oh and of course, golf that tested all our skill, patience, nerve, and ability to adapt to various playing conditions. Wednesday, our lone day off from golf, was spent touring Edinburgh, a town saturated with Scottish history, local shops and pubs, and of course ghost stories. From Edinburgh our adventure headed north up to kingdom of Fife, in particular the town of St. Andrews, the home of the golf. We spent four nights in the accommodating dorms located at prestigious St. Andrews University. I believe it's safe to say our time in the city that gave birth to golf brought us closer to the game we all love and instilled a sort of deeper connection with the game. We are eternally grateful for the experience of a lifetime and look forward to the next Open Championship on Scottish soil.