Going to Scotland

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By marty h

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  1. I’m planning on taking a trip to Scotland second week of May. Any suggestions on what to pack/expect regarding weather.

    Thanks

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Congratulations! You are going to love it. Went to St. Andrews in April 2016 and will get a few more days out there in mid-October. The week I was there it was pretty cool and rained almost all day, every day. We even had ice pellets for a few holes while playing the Old Course. That said, it could be warm and sunny for some days by mid-May. Just take things you can layer and adjust accordingly.
  3. Thanks Dale
  4. Jerry M

    Jerry M
    Dallas, TX

    Pack clothing for layering. You may have to discard some pullovers during the round. You could experience just about any type of weather but you should be prepared for whatever comes your way.. Take several pairs of shoes in the event if they get wet you can let them dry out. Don't wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Some sort of rain cap my be useful. You might be able to buy it at the course. A very good rain suit may help. I have seen people wear their rainpants with just silks on underneath. I always packed dark clothing as it sort of hid the clothes if they got dirty. Not sure about an umbrella, it's great when it rains but if the wind blows you will be fighting it constantly. A long time ago, I went over there in May and experienced great weather. You may get lucky, you may not. Either way enjoy it because 50% of the guys on this site would trade places with you in a minute. You might be able to buy it at the course.
    I hope you have a good time and whatever happens....YOUR PLAYING GOLF IN SCOTLAND...HOW COOL IS THAT!!!
  5. Madhatter

    Madhatter
    Glasgow

    Hi Marty

    Even I could not tell you what the weather will be like in May and I live here. As Dale anf Jerry have suggested be prepared for anything, saying that we are almost into our Summer by then so things should not be "wild". I would suggest a pair of FJ rain gloves, best purchase I have ever made. The wet weather is worst in the West of the country so plan to visit the East, try and include a links course if you can youll love it. Any more info I can get you just ask.
    Hope you have a great trip in The Home of Golf.


    Madhatter
  6. Bart van der Does

    Bart van der Does
    The Netherlands

    Hello Marty,

    Welcome to Team Titleist forum!
    Well Scotland, the home of golf.

    You can never expect anything regarding the weather. From my last 18 years on tour as caddie I expect rain and windy conditions when I am in Scotland. So I always bring extra water prooves, rain jackets etc. when going to the UK.

    Which part of Scotland are you doing to?
    Scotland is packed with so many golf courses. Which area are you going to be so I can give you a bit more better advice which courses to be / restaurants / hotels etc.

    But a MUST has to the St. Andrews (the old course). Just go out there watch, get some souvenirs, if you willing to play.. Carnoustie is nice. The sister course (burnside) is almost identical to the tour course but with better price offers.

    I use to be also at Arbrouth, nice course and you must try the world famous Arbroath "smookies" !
    A local fish which taste very nice.

    About 5 minutes from Arbroath lays: Letham Grange. This is identical to AUGUSTA, US.
    They have re-build the course identical to the holes in augusta. Hole 1-18. Including the palm trees etc. so super cool.
    It used to be a private course but you can play it now for a good price.

    Have fun and share come pictures. Welcome at Team Titleist!

    Regards,

    BirdieBarty
  7. Thanks, setting up shop at air bnb in St Andrews. Planning on playing all the St Andrews courses, try and squeeze in Carnoustie.
  8. hey marty, pack for every time of weather possible, rain wind snow sun, i live 40 minutes away from st andrews and it can be sunny one second and torrential rain the next lol. hope you have an awesome trip :) play well
  9. 19hole

    19hole
    Reading, MA

    Base layers, FootJoy waterproofs, comfortable waterproof shoes and a lot of patience. Links golf is a lot of fun but can be frustrating for those that have not played it before. Just roll with the interesting bounces!

    Be sure to have some Aberdeen Angus and Ayrshire potatoes. A pint or three of McEwan's is always a great way to finish the day!
  10. CSaulnier

    CSaulnier
    Manhattan Beach, CA

    Hi Marty, I'll be there in mid-May as well. I'm definitely looking for advice on how to make it a fantastic, memorable experience. I just won 2 rounds for 8 people at ST. ANDREWS (Jubilee & The Old Course) - May 19-20! I am over-the-moon excited! Hey Titleist, I wouldn't mind some golf balls to bring and test ;) ...wink-wink! (I'm sure I'll need my sand-irons as well at those courses) LOL
  11. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    For what you save by winning the free trip, you can probably afford full price for a dozen... wink-wink. Enjoy the trip. You will love it over there.

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