@cehufnagel and I missed out on the Old Course ballot for today. (We played it earlier in the week...) But the real play was heading to 17 tee to walk the final two holes with great friends in our group.
"Links golf forces you to think. It is never straightforward. But when you pull off the shot successfully, it gives you a satisfaction that is more than just a well-played shot can bring. You feel like you’ve had a little mind-over-muscle and beaten the golf course." ~George Peper
Wind and rain are the true defenses of a links golf course. We faced a steady 30 mph wind with gusts up to 40 mph (and occasional rain) at Turnberry today. As the Scots say, “Ney wind, ney rain, ney golf."