Shivas Irons in Scotland 2019
Shivas Irons Society Board Member John Rousseau is in Scotland on our joint trip with the Golf Historical Society of Canada. John has promised to keep us up to date with their adventures, so that we might virtually share the experience, even if we are a little jealous that we're not there with them. Enjoy!
Our first full day in Scotland was excellent. The Piersland House Hotel turned out to be a typical Scottish hotel. It looked beautiful, very elegant, but the plumbing was bad; the bed was lumpy; and it had so many stairs (a torment for an aging golfer at the end of a long day on the links). On the other hand, the breakfast was plentiful and the servers friendly.
The drive to Turnberry Golf Club took much longer than expected, but we got there. Roundabouts work great during most of the day, but rush hours . . .? It rained during the drive, but had stopped by the time we got to the course. There was very little wind and the weather improved constantly, over the course of the day. By the time we got to the back nine, it was perfect. Our caddies told us that the weather does not get much better than we were having, at Turnberry. Na wind, na golf?
The course was green and lush. The greens were typical links greens, much slower than we are used to back in Canada.
......On to Royal Troon tomorrow!