Popular myths, misconceptions of links golf revealed in Scotland
Released on = June 4, 2007, 9:13 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Popular myths, misconceptions of links golf revealed in Scotland. Golf tips at GolfEurope.com
Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (June 4, 2007) - So you think you\'ve got an idea what Scottish links golf is all about because you\'ve seen the British Open on TV?
As a laddie raised on the parkland golf courses of the American Midwest, I had to see these places to really discover why they are so special.
Here are a few common misconceptions you may have about golf in Scotland, Mr. American Parkland Golfer, you.
Conditions are great - Sometimes the cameras at the Open don\'t do justice to how good the condition of these links courses is. You won\'t find better greens than here, and they\'re fast, firm and consistent. Fairways are also firm and rolling. For the number of rounds these courses get (many of them all year long), it\'s a testament to the course superintendents here and justifies the £60-150 greens fees.
Bunkers can be avoided - The Old Course at St. Andrews is littered with 112 bunkers. Carnoustie has six million, it seems.
Before I went to Scotland, I remembered hearing from one fellow that many holes would have pot bunkers in the middle of the fairway you couldn\'t see so many perfect drives were spoiled by \"unfair\" bunkering. It\'s not \"unfair,\" it\'s called \"strategic.\"
When I played the Old Course, I didn\'t find myself in a single bunker. How did I do it? Well, I played with two veterans to the course who knew it like the back of their hand, and I was so freaked out by names like \"Strath\" and \"Hell\" bunker I would have rather blasted a ball over the fence on the right (and I did, three times).
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June 04, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.