For the past year we have spent months on the road with Golf Channel documenting the travels of Matt Ginella. This month we had the amazing opportunity to go to the home of golf and document the most legendary and historic courses in the world. Scotland is the home of golf where it all began.
We spend 8 days traveling the picturesque rural landscapes of this incredible country, playing courses like Turnberry, Cruden Bay, and the most historic of all, the Old Course at St Andrews. We even had a recon night sneaking into the graveyard in St Andrews and paying homage to the god father of golf, Tom Morris, placing a golf ball on the head stone.
Along the way we played golf with some personalities that are shaping the world of golf today, some literally and others figuratively. From Oliver Horovitz, brother to Adam Horovitz of the legendary Beastie Boys and more importantly the author of the NY Times best selling book “American Caddie in St Andrews” to Donald Trump, the polarizing new owner of Ailsa the storied course in Turnberry. We experienced an incredibly dynamic range of perspectives on the game.
We also spent time searching for Nessie on Loch Ness, exploring ancient castles, fished for salmon, rode one of the last single chairlifts in the world, rolled greens in preparation for the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen, and rolled VIP style in Trumps personal helicopter.
We survived Alex’s mad skills with the right drive standard transmission VW, and the challenging UK culinary offerings. It was an experience that has broadened our understanding of golf, and the world.
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