Like I said before, these are a little out of order. Ailsa (pronounced El Sa) is the Championship course at Turnberry. It is the site of the famous Duel in the Sun between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in the 1977 British Open. In fact, they renamed the 18th hole “Duel in the Sun”. I sure wish there had been some sun on the day we played it!

The day certainly started out sunny, but we could see dark clouds looming completely around us and knew it wouldn’t be long until the weatherman’s forecast of Rain would be a reality. We actually got pretty lucky. It wasn’t until the 10th tee that I noticed the caddies were starting to get into their rain gear. Ron and I decided they probably knew more than we did and also decided to get into battle gear. As a rainbow formed over the ocean, we knew we’d made the right decision. Nine holes of sunshine was way better than the weatherman had predicted so I guess, other than the accent, their weathermen are about as good as ours.

Here’s the link to the video:  Turnberry Ailsa Video

Read more about the Duel: http://www.golf.com/golf/special/article/0,28136,1827160,00.html#ixzz11LkaaFGK

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