Insiders guide to Caddying at the Old Course St Andrews
A past guest of the podcast in Episode 10 Oliver Horovitz’s guide of St Andrews provides a light hearted perspective of life in the Auld Grey Town. Spending his gap year in St Andrews prior to schooling at Harvard Ollie fell in love with golf, the town and the girls. From the humble beginning at the bottom of the caddy rank, Ollie remains hungry and in love with the game of golf and still ‘looping’ in St Andrews.
This unique perspective of Scotland’s links golf courses is perfectly complimented by digestible notes on course history and architecture. With over 50 courses profiled Lowe’s background as an RAF pilot helps capture stunning aerial photography along Scotland’s coasts. Not only does this book provide reference to the historical story of Scotland’s golf courses but the images can’t help but wet your appetite for a visit to The Home of Golf.
Golf writer Lorne Rubenstein returned to Dornoch almost 30 years after his first visit to catalogue what makes this golfing town special and a visit essential during a golf trip to Scotland. Spending an entire summer in the town, Robenstein provides a historical background on events such as the Highland Clearances, shares the acentric nature of the town and of course features the golf club of Royal Dornoch.This insightful read provides further understanding of some of the golfing culture inherently embedded across Scotland’s great golf towns and perfect preparation before a golfing visit to Dornoch.
Written and reccomended Ru Macdonald
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