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and the tournament visited

Prestwick on 24 occasions

over the years. Old Tom

Morris, Willie Park Sr. and

Young Tom Morris all won

at Prestwick, plus the great

Harry Vardon won three of

his Open Championships

there, as well.

The newly renovatedTurnberry

wasnextonthe list, followedby,

Kingsbarns, both the Old and

New Courses at St. Andrews,

Carnoustie, Royal Troon and

wrapped up at Portland on the

afternoon of the final day.

One member of the group,

local attorney Steven Burke

told us that simply standing

on the tee box at the famed



at The Old Course, with

The R&A Clubhouse in the

background, brought tears to

his eyes. When he recovered,

he saw all of the ball marks

on the Old Course Hotel wall

and hoped he would not add

yet another.

Burke’s story at St. Andrews

had a happy ending,

however. A solid drive at

the “Road Hole” followed

by a hybrid to the green, led

to an eight-foot birdie putt,

that somehow found the cup

and created the memory of a

life time.

Burke felt the trip met all

of his expectations and

recommends that anyone

thinking of traveling to the

U.K. contact a planning

service to help with


A golf trip to Scotland left

eight Toledo-area golfers

with enough memories to

last a life time.

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