A lot of people have been asking about how the final competition in Scotland turned out. As you’ll recall, we had a match play game against each person on the trip each day… well most of the days. It got a little confusing on the days when some of the group got to play the Old Course so we didn’t keep track on those 3 days.

By the end, we had competed on 8 courses with 7 matches each day, except for me; I did the sightseeing thing and missed Turnberry Kintyre. So most of the group had 55 total matches. We played each match with full handicaps and each match was for 18 holes… none of this front/back/total stuff… just total.

Courses included in the competition were:

  1. Royal Lytham and St. Annes
  2. Royal Liverpool
  3. Royal Birkdale
  4. Royal Troon
  5. Prestwick
  6. Turnberry Kintyre
  7. Turnberry Ailsa
  8. Carnoustie

Click on any of the names above and it will take you to the course web site.

A total of 217 matches were played during these days. One of the amazing statistics is that 41 of those matches were either a tie or decided by one hole. That’s nearly 20%.

Rick was hands down the overall victor, with 43 wins and just 8 losses. Pretty amazing when you consider the courses and the rest of the field! He played really well as evidenced by his 24 gross skins (and I think all of them were birdies!)

Terry and I had great expectations after having battled to a first place tie during the Ireland trip. I wonder if we can use those winnings to offset our losses this time.

Final Scotland Competition Results

But as we all know, at the end of the day, it wasn’t so much about the competition as it was the camaraderie of playing with some great friends on some World Class courses and hoisting a pint with our fellow competitors at the end of each round. Experiences that will last us for years to come. Of course that’s easy for me to say… I lost.

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