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Scotland – Royal Lytham

August 21, 2009
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Jonas has kindly sent along some new photos from Royal Lytham.  I gather it rained almost the entire time they drove to this course and then the clouds parted and the sun shone!  I spoke to Richard a little while ago and he is enjoying every moment of this trip.  He said his caddy today was 84 years old and sometimes, he double loops!  Tomorrow, they will play Royal Liverpool before returning home on Sunday.  The very kind folks at Royal Montreal told Richard recently that he had used their services more than any other member to allow him to play on great courses around the world!

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  1. Elaine permalink
    August 22, 2009 12:52 am

    Nice pictures although it would be nice to see a few more fairway shots. Glad you are all having a good time. Remember it’s not a gimme if you’re still away!
    Hugs
    Elaine

  2. Dru permalink
    August 30, 2009 2:03 am

    Some after thoughts after a wonderful trip/journey with Rich over to Scotland.
    Day 2 Turnberry: When we were on the 1st tee, just before Richard hit his drive, I told him to hold off, then we all sang “Happy Birthday to you …” I think the starter and our caddy joined in. Rich’s face lit up, maybe in appreciation, but also maybe thinking it was kind of a goofy thing to do. The smile or laugh he had on his face was great. Jonas caught it on video.
    Day 4 St Andrews: Yes I got up at 4:30 to try to get Rich and I on to the old course. I had arranged with Rich that if he was up to it to come on down to the 1st tee around 6:15 to get a stutus report. Well, minutes before Rich was about to come down, the starter slot us in for a 6:40 tee time with another 2some. Wow what timing! We both got caddies. The starter went out of his way to take some pics of us on the 1st tee with the R&A club in the background. We teed off on a calm and quit morning. It was a very surreal feeling, Rich and I playing the old course. A special journey. We managed around quite well and shared a little hug after putting out on 18. Some memories I’ll never forget.
    Day 6+7 Royal Lytham: We stayed at the Dormy house right on the course overlooking the practice green, just a few feet away from our ground floor windows. Our caddy for our round was John. We asked how long he had being caddying at the couse and he replied 65 years. He was 84 years old! It was a treat to have him with us. We really enjoyed the course. It had some of the most monster bunkers of all the courses. That night after a really nice dinner in the club house, Rich went for a rest while Jonas got Mark and I sipping on some special whiskies. Richard rejoined us a little later and we played some snooker. The next morning we had to assemble for breakfast at 9am. It was tough for the whisky drinkers to manage. Meanwhile, turned out Rich got up early around 7am and went out and walked the course again, taking more pics and chatting with the maintenance crews, before meeting us for breakfast. So over the whole trip 3 of us walked 7 rounds of 18 while Rich walked 8. Good going Rich.
    I could go on. That’s enough for now. Thanks for the great memories Rich.
    Dru

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