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 course
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 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.