We checked into the Old Course Hotel as part of our 25th wedding anniversary. My gift was a round of golf at St. Andrews. The staff told me I had two options: enter the lottery for a tee time, or, get in line near the starters shack at 5:00AM. I had only one day to play golf, so I entered the lottery and walked down to the starters shack at 4:30AM. I wasn't going to miss this opportunity. When I arrived at the shack I was surprised to see I was 5th in line. As it turned out, I received an 8:30 tee time. I asked for a caddie. He was a bit stoic but extremely helpful and complimentary despite my many poor shots. In fact he wouldn't let me use my driver until the 18th hole. And when I hit an excellent drive he made me feel like a pro! Let me know if you want to play this course, I'm ready to return! Oh, when I returned to the hotel, after a stop at The Jigger Inn, I was informed I'd been drawn for a tee time in the lottery. I passed so someone else could have the experience I had!
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