Category Archives: Preparation

Preparing for the trip.

Sony HDR-CX160 mashup and ‘GolfShot’ tests

Here is the first test of a video mashup from a new HD camcorder.  It’s a Sony Handycam HDR-CX160.  The quality of the HD video from this tiny little unit is pretty amazing. Two separate videos were editing and joined … Continue reading

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Team Uniforms

The ScotlandGolfTour2011 team uniforms are in!  Matching shirts and hats in black and green.  Nice! The logo on the shirts has the Canada and Scotland flags with the Ryder Cup in the middle.  Very cool!

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How do I plug in my hair dryer in Scotland?

Yes, Yes… I know what you’re thinking.  What use would I have for hair dryer?  Well, none actually.  But I do need an electrical plug adapter for my laptop.  We will need a few collectively in the group for any … Continue reading

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Recommended pubs in St. Andrews

It certainly looks like the Dunvegan Hotel and Pub will be a favorite 19th hole for the group. In addition, Jamie from Halifax got some tips on good pubs in St. Andrews:  The Criterion, The Central, and The Jigger Inn.  … 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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Caddies and Trolleys

Notes and links about hiring caddies and renting trolleys (pull carts). In all cases the web sites stated that advanced booking is required as the caddies are independent contractors. Gratuities are extra at the players discretion. St. Andrews Links (Jubilee, … Continue reading

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