Gullane No 1 Course is one of the best links courses in the world

Gullane No 1 Course is one of the best links courses in the world

and yesterday I was delighted to play it as a guest of long time member and champion Lindsay Gordon.  Lindsay was partnered by another member of over 10 years standing, Alastair Taylor whilst my partner was my life-long golfing buddy and friend Iain (Giddy) Simpson who is the Managing Secretary at Crieff Golf Club.  Now Giddy and I did not play too badly but we were very soundly beaten by an onslaught of birdies especiallyfrom Lindsay who in the words of his partner “somebody should remind Lindsay what age he is “!!IMG_0103 (002)

In fact, he is actually 66 years old and in his round yesterday he beat his age scoring a sensational 65 ( 6 under par )
– and we were off the medal tees so the course was playing just under 6600 yards with an SSS of 72.  All I can say is that it was a privilege to witness such a fantastic round at such close quarters – having 8 birdies round the course which in 2015 hosted the Scottish Open won by IMG_0096 (002)Rickie Fowler was wonderful golf.  In fact Lindsay had 8 birdies in a 13 hole stretch from the 4th to the 16th – 5 of those coming in a row from the 12th!IMG_0080 (002)

It’s a long time since I have been in a match where I was rooting so much for my opponent – Iain and I having lost 5 and 3 on the 15th green.  When on 16 Lindsay knocked a 5 iron into 6 feet and holed it for two – that meant if he could birdie the last 2 holes it would be a 10 birdie round with 8 of those coming on the back 9 !!!  As it turned out both birdie putts on 17 and 18 missed narrowly but what a round – and from a golfer who is an OAP !IMG_0082 (002)

Yesterday we were blessed with the most fantastic Scottish winter weather – no wind, sunny all the way round and a temperature of around 10 degrees centigrade.

The views “up” the (Firth of)Forth to Edinburgh and beyond to the new Forth Bridge were nothing short of sensational.

I am delighted to say we have a number of clients playing at Gullane this year and I know they will have a wonderful golfing experience.

Thanks to Gullane for yesterday – the course was fantastic as was the revamped clubhouse and of course I will remember Lindsay’s round for many a year to come.

Peter Craigon, Managing Director, Morton Golf Holidays. – 17th Feb 2017

Morton Golf Holidays has been in business since 1989. The business has grown year on year by recommendations, repeat business and building on the reputation of providing memorable golfing holidays for clients. At all times clients are dealt with on a personal and professional basis ensuring they achieve their dream golfing holiday.