Tag Archive: Turnberry

Not interested in the narratives of our trip? Looking for an easier way to watch our adventures? Here’s a list of quick links to just the videos.

Travel Day – Seattle to London to Manchester

Manchester Day 1

Bus Ride to Southport

Our UK Kickoff Dinner – We all got together for a big dinner at The Forge in Southport

Royal Lytham and St. Annes

Royal Liverpool

Royal Birkdale (my favorite course)

Birthday Air Show – Yes, the Southport locals threw an air show just for my birthday complete with the Red Arrows. I’m sure it was for me.

Travel Day to Turnberry

Royal Troon


The Turnberry Short Course – In front of the hotel is a 12 hole pitch and putt. Perfect for a bunch of friends from Fairwood.

Turnberry Ailsa

Travel to St. Andrews

St. Andrews Old Course 

Carnoustie Golf Links

Kingsbarns (my second favorite course)

St. Andrews – New Course

Wow! A total of 18 videos. Each video is only a couple of minutes in length. If you haven’t seen any of them, it’s not a huge time commitment. If you’ve seen a few, here’s your chance to catch the ones you’ve missed.



Turnberry Ailsa

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

The Turnberry Short Course

On this day most of the group played the Turnberry Kintyre golf course while Steve, Sandi and Liann decided to take a day off and tour the Culzean Castle. Both events were incredible. So much history in both of the venues. But the best time was later that night. The Turnberry hotel has a little 12 hole golf course below the hotel. There were 12 short little holes with green protected by lots of little bunkers and it was actually a lot harder than what it might seem. Definitely not a pitch and putt type of course.

Nine of the group ventured out in the wind with scotch, beers and cigars. Lots of laughs and when it was all done we headed back to the room with a few empty bottles… ok, they were all empty.

The full screen video – Turnberry Short Course

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