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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    I have played them all, some many times. My Father in law was from there. His brother was a caddy on the Old Course. Our family has attended 6 Open Championships including 5 on the Old Course.
    All 20? I just want one for my bucket list......and to shoot a round of sporting clays there as well.

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    Aaaaaaaaaaah whiskey ! The water of life. You are entering a world unto itself when it comes to Scotch whiskey. The purist would insist only a singlemalt ( the older the better) to grace his lips but for many a newbie are lost as to where to start. Over 40 years ago my BiL started me off on the cheaper stuff. Ballantine's, Chivas, Cutty Sark, etc., etc.. As he moved me up to singlemalts it taught me to appreciate the subtle differences. A lot of the brands already mentioned are a good place to start . Blends are okay but finding that one special one is your journey . Remember that each distillery brews a product based on it's regions resources and hence each will have a unique flavour. Good luck on your quest as I continue mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdbuff View Post
    I enjoy a glass of nice whiskey on ice once in awhile. Most guys I know just shoot it back, but Iím not much of a fan of this. Sipping and chatting is more my style. Iíve tried many different varieties over the years. My taste buds have settled on Forty creek confederation oak. Itís smooth with no burning after taste. My brother in law is big on scotch. Iíve had it on a few occasions but I think I could breath fire after a glass. Can someone recommend a decent scotch that is smooth and easy drinking?

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    I don't mind a scotch-whiskey blend but I'm a big fan of the islays, myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 410001661 View Post
    All 20? I just want one for my bucket list......and to shoot a round of sporting clays there as well.
    Don't know where you got the 20 courses from. There are 7 courses in the St. Andrews links trust plus The Dukes course that is not a links course. The courses are owned by the town of St. Andrews. Yes I have played them all. There are so many great Scottish courses within 50 miles of St Andrews and I have played most of them as well. ( Carnoustie, Kings Barns, Lundin Links, Crail, Balcomie , Muirfield, Scots Craig ).. The clay shooting you are looking for, is across the Eden estuary, closer to Tentsmuir. I watched the try outs for the Scottish National team there once. Those guys don't miss many. Only 98 out of 100 will get you bounced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    Don't know where you got the 20 courses from. There are 7 courses in the St. Andrews links trust plus The Dukes course that is not a links course. The courses are owned by the town of St. Andrews. Yes I have played them all. There are so many great Scottish courses within 50 miles of St Andrews and I have played most of them as well. ( Carnoustie, Kings Barns, Lundin Links, Crail, Balcomie , Muirfield, Scots Craig ).. The clay shooting you are looking for, is across the Eden estuary, closer to Tentsmuir. I watched the try outs for the Scottish National team there once. Those guys don't miss many. Only 98 out of 100 will get you bounced.
    Funny story... we went to Scotland for our honeymoon in 2002. We drove town to town and stayed in B&B's. I spent much of one day looking around St. Andrew's for a course that had clubs for "hire" so I could play a round. Finally a fellow at a nearby course asked "why don't you just go over to St. Andrew's, they have 7 courses and lots of equipment to hire". I had just assumed I'd never be able to get a tee time.

    I ended up playing the Eden course that afternoon, missed out on playing the Old Course by an hour or so.

    The thing that surprised me most about St. Andrew's is you can walk the grounds all day without paying a cent. It was weird to see at first, but it's normal to see people just strolling along the fairways. As you say, it's part of the town.

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    If you ever have the ability to go to St. Andrews , do it. If you are a golfer , it truly is a magical place. I have seen grown men weeping on the first tee, at the majesty of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawbill View Post
    The beauty of scotch is that not many people like the stuff so you get to keep the whole bottle for yourself.
    My 20 yr old has developed a taste for single malt much to my dismay. He will be buying the next couple of bottles here...
    Dalwhinnie, Highland Park Magnus or the Highland Park 12yr old are what we are drinking these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    If you ever have the ability to go to St. Andrews , do it. If you are a golfer , it truly is a magical place. I have seen grown men weeping on the first tee, at the majesty of it all.
    I love golf, but the only way I will be weeping on the first tee is if I shanked my first drive.......dooooh

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    For many golfers it is a life long dream. A pilgrimage if you will. Many take a piece of the sod home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    If you ever have the ability to go to St. Andrews , do it. If you are a golfer , it truly is a magical place. I have seen grown men weeping on the first tee, at the majesty of it all.
    I've seen grown men weeping at a pitch and putt, after they lost their 15th ball... LOL.

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