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S: Duane King & Jack Whitmore in Scotland June 9 - 16, 2012

BC: May we soon be able to return to this beautiful and historic place with wonderful people that is Scotland.

FC: 2012 | SCOTLAND | Duane King | Jack Whitmore

1: DAY ONE. June 9, Duane & Jack arrive at Edinburgh Airport met by Alastair Love, Scottish pro & member of St. Andrews Golf Links and The New Club of St. Andrews. | Later that day arrive at The Turnberry Resort Hotel. Greeted by the Concierge in full Scottish traditional dress. A truly fabulous place.

2: DAY TWO, JUNE 10: TURNBERRY AILSA | Ailsa Craig | Turnberry Resort Hotel | 18th at Ailsa Course. Tom Watson, at age 59 bogied this hole to effectively end his bid to become the oldest major champion.

3: During WWII Turnberry golf course was an RAF bomber base. The Hotel was a military hospital. The runway is still on the course. On the property is the ruins of Turnberry Castle, birthplace of Robert the Bruce, with the lighthouse built on top of the ruins. Also the WWII RAF Memorial is on the golf course. Some of the bunkers are WWII bomb craters. | WWII Memorial

8: DAY THREE, JUNE 11 Marine Hotel Troon & Old Prestwick | Marine Hotel, Troon above & right & Royal Troon Golf Clubhouse far right. | 12th century church & cemetery next to course.

9: Old Prestwick Golf Club, Home of the first Open Championship, 1860.

12: DAY FOUR June 12: West Coast to East Coast & Carnoustie | Robert the Bruce | Stirling Castle, residence of Robert the Bruce & Mary Queen of Scots. Nearby is Wallace Monument.

13: RRS Discovery, Dundee. Built at Dundee Ship Yards Specifically for British Antarctic Expedition of 1901 headed by Capt. Scott. | Carnoustie 1891

20: Days five, six & seven: St. Andrews, The Old Course twice, & Kingsbarns

21: Jack Whitmore with Aggie friend Jack Willoughby, Propietor of the Dunvegan Hotel, St. Andrews.

34: Last Day! June 15 Cold, wind, & unrelenting rain on the Pebble Beach of Scotland, Kingsbarns. Home to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship along with St. Andrews Old & Carnoustie.

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  • Title: SCOTLAND 2012
  • June 9 - 16 Scotland: Turnberry, Troon, Prestwick, Carnoustie, & St. Andrews
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