Monthly Archives: August 2011

Donald Ross and Royal Dornoch

Donald Ross (1872 – 1948) designed more than 600 golf courses in his legendary career.  But it was Royal Dornoch where he grew up and learned his trades as a green keeper.  A Visit to Dornoch from the Donald Ross … Continue reading

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Facebook Group – Fans of the Dunvegan Hotel and Pub

Yesterday I noticed a link on the Dunvegan website for a Facebook group called… The Fans of the Dunvegan Hotel and Pub in St. Andrews I joined the group and then posted a message asking if the hotel has free … Continue reading

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Renting cell phones, smartphones, internet connections

Here are some links to sites that offer rentals of cell phones or SIM cards.  A rental might be the best way to avoid the expensive roaming and long distance charges if we take our Canadian cell phones on the … Continue reading

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Golfshot.com for iPhone, iPodTouch & Android

This product was highly recommended for golf course GPS tracking for your iPhone, iPodTouch or Android.  Scorecards, distances, aerial views, score your foursome, etc… Golfshot.com I searched this Courses page and found that all of our courses on the itinerary … Continue reading

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will be concluding on Sunday, October 2nd, the day we are scheduled to arrive in St. Andrews from Edinburgh. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship website. European Tour website for the tournament. This is a unique … Continue reading

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Scotland’s whiskey distilleries

There are several great single malt scotch distilleries in the areas we will be visiting, especially the Moray Firth coast which is known for its Speyside whiskey.  Is there any interest is visiting a distillery? Looking around the Google map … Continue reading

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UK Met Office Weather History

Some digging into the UK Met Office website shows the following… For the weather station RAF Leuchars (across the River Eden from St. Andrews Links) here are the monthly averages for the years 1971-2000: For the weather station Kinloss (south … Continue reading

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