Yes the blogs last week were short and to the point because I was away at St Andrews. My first round was at Kingsbarn, a course that most Americans rate as #1 in Scotland. It was actually 75 degrees and sunny with little wind. Thank heavens, I had gotten myself in shape because the course constituted a 5 1/2 mile hike. First I opened up my travel bag only to discover my driver had cracked in half from mishandling of the baggage. Note: a hacker like me has yo have his driver in Scotland. A high percentage of the holes were driver -3 wood or 4 rescue. The starter graciously lent me a Taylormade 2.0 Burner and off I went. For whatever reason I might have played my best round of the week on day 1 though the walk was exhausting. The borrowed driver was working to perfection, and it’s a must club for this long course. The fairways were pristine and to me the course had at least 7 holes that were miraculous. Though the course is long the drives can benefit from the fast running fairways. Also approaches to the greens allowed me to pull out my favorite wedge–My putter. My weak short game benefitted from this. Kingsbarn is expensive to play but it rivals Pebble as one of the most scenic courses in the world.