Slow going


The rain was coming down in buckets as we stood on the 11th tee on the Old Course at St Andrews. Even in vile conditions the par three hole is an object of the highest regard with a green that slopes front to back and the notorious Strath bunker sitting, brooding, awaiting its next visitation.
However the hole’s magic starts to recede rapidly when you have a Japanese four-ball on and around the green each studiously putting out for at least seven. One of the party must have taken that many in the Strath but continued, doubtless satisfied to write down a gutsy 13 on his card which he did whilst still standing on the green. Continue reading