You`re on at the Old Course in St Andrews - Here`s how to play it

Released on = May 17, 2007, 12:38 pm

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, links courses, golf

Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker,
Staff Writer,
Golf Publisher Syndications

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For anyone with even the slightest appreciation for the
game\'s tradition, playing the Old Course is a four-hour state of euphoria. A sense
of satisfaction, pilgrimage, accomplishment is realized in walking the course and
hitting shots on holes and bunkers filled with countless stories.

But enough about the history. You want to play well. You might only get one crack at
this golf course, and you want a score as memorable as the walk itself.

It\'s not the most difficult of links courses in St. Andrews - most consider the
Jubilee next door and Kingsbarns up the road more difficult for the common golfer -
but it certainly has its challenges and quirks.

The difficultly for the first-timer comes most notably in the gargantuan green
complexes: They can be up to three acres large and they feature enough undulations,
false fronts, swales and humps to drive you mad. You won\'t find firmer greens
anywhere in the world, either. Backspin is futile, and by the back nine, even the
most aerial-style player is playing 40 yards or more of roll on their approaches.

The course isn\'t set up long for everyday play at just about 6,400 yards, but even
still your driver can be used on just about every hole. Why else would Tiger Woods
call this his favorite course in the world? Unlike some shorter classic links
courses like Prestwick and Turnberry that require a lot of irons off the tee, you
can rip it on most holes

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May 16, 2007
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