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⛳️St Andrews 2008 ① Shot at home shown to residents

Updated: May 29, 2022


When I come to Scotland, I always let the wiper run idle.

Even though it's not raining, the wiper works.


He intends to put on a turn signal, but the wiper moves.


In the UK, the steering wheel is correct, so the feeling of sitting in the driver's seat is the same as when you are in Japan.

In a sense, it's like being at home, not away.


However, because the positions of the winker and wiper are reversed, I feel that my unconscious is at home.

Since I haven't been able to get out of it, it will cause a malfunction.


After playing golf for about a week in Scotland,

Scotland has become my home, and Japan has been replaced by away.

Even when I drive my car right after returning to Japan, I do the same thing.


From Edinburgh Airport to ST. Andrews on August 10, 2008, with a rented Nissan Note

It will arrive in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.



The guesthouse I am staying in is behind the old course's 1st tee and 18th green.

It is 3 minutes on foot.


For this trip, I want to make ST. Andrews my home,

One of my goals was to experience the feelings of the residents of ST. Andrews.


I ran through the city for a while, but many places were closed to traffic,

I couldn't get to the centre of town successfully.

It was because I had a festival and a giant amusement park on the street.


It's just past 10 o'clock.


I immediately wanted to play golf and headed to the clubhouse.


To the aunt at the reception

"I want to play at Castle, New, or Jubilee ..."

"I'm only doing Jubilee today."

He told me, "Go to the starter and ask."


ST. Andrews has seven courses.

Old, Eden, New, Jubilee, Strathtyrum, Balgove And the newest Castle

Castle Course is the newest course and is slightly far from the other 6.


Jubilee has a start tee right in front of the clubhouse.


When I told the starter, "I want to go around after 11 o'clock,"

I was told, "Please come here again after 11 o'clock."


Since that time, I have met coaching and learned how to use the mind in Away.

If I had learned it, it might have been a little different.


I got back in the car, got ready, and went to the starter again before 11 o'clock.

The starter says, "It's a little crowded today. Please wait a moment."


I practised the putter and waited for a while.

When I set the time and went back to the starter again,

Another starter replaced me.


As a result, I had to wait for two hours.

It didn't seem to be taken over well.


The new starter asks, "Did you wait too?"

"The previous starter told me to wait," he said with a pitiful look.

He said he would manage to adjust the time.


Summer in Scotland has a long day, so it's okay, but it was a bit of a misunderstanding.


I was called by the starter again, so I went while thinking, "It's finally time!"


"The three of them are members, but if you ask me if you can go around with me,"

"I understand, thank you."


She went to the three and said, "Excuse me, can I play with you?"

The three of them looked at each other for a moment and kindly agreed, "Oh, that's okay!"


In this way, we decided to play a match with four people.

Jim of HC6 and another Jim, ... Jims' team

My partner in match play, Jonna, Scotland & Japan Team

I decided to enjoy Four-Ball with this combination.

(Two players play their respective balls and decide the victory or defeat with their best score)


Jim asks how many handsy he has, so when he answers 9.5,

"I'm looking forward to it."


I forgot about the waiting time, and I had a feeling that it would be fun to go around.


All three were gentlemen and kindly responded.


Jim, with a handicap of 6, was good.

I was familiar with the course, and I felt I could afford to play on my home course.


Jim lives in ST. Andrews.

Residents are envious of all-you-can-eat rounds for £ 125 a year.

(As of 2021, the price may have increased)


"Isn't Japanese golf courses expensive?"

I was told, "If you live here, you can always get cheaper," and I wanted to do that.


Perhaps this word evoked a potential goal for me at that time?


The wind has been getting more robust since it started.

Still, at ST. Andrews, it feels like a breeze.


In the strong wind, Jim is a 3rd wood (spoon),

He launched a ball stronger and lower than my driver shot.


I was utterly overwhelmed by this shot.


"To make ST. Andrews home is to hit such a great ball."

When I thought about it, I lost my fighting spirit from the beginning.

At the same time, there was a strong will to say, "But someday I will be."







After all, I was troubled by the approach's sense of distance and putt.

Before I knew it, the match play seemed to be settled in 16 holes.

I'm sorry for my partner; I can't help it.









Since that time, I have met coaching and learned how to use the mind in Away.

If I had learned it, it might have been a little different.



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