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Ru Macdonald - Scottish Golf Podcast

Summary: Planning a Scotland golf trip? Ru Macdonald inspires & educates golfers one episode at a time.

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 Brora SOS with Tron Carter No Laying Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:48

Help support Brora Golf Club by visiting their online Pro-shop at In this episode we hear from Malcolm Murray, head professional at Brora and Tron Carter of No Laying... Read More

 Ep.122 – Carnoustie’s Head Greenkeeper Craig Boath | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:39

On this later than planned episode (I’m typing this from the train en route to Carnoustie) Ru jumps on the phone with Carnoustie Course Superintendent Craig Boath to talk all... Read More

 Ep.121 – A Course Called Scotland with author Tom Coyne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:23

Ru is joined by author and links golf addict Tom Coyne to discuss his new book about his recent adventure to play 100 Scottish golf courses in just 57 days. In... Read More

 Ep.120 – Graylyn Loomis’ Scottish Golf Trip Revisited | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:40

Ru & Graylyn return to relive Graylyn’s recent buddies trip to St. Andrews. The guys run through the details of the trip and share some helpful tips to help plan yours.... Read More

 Ep.119: Durness, The Masters and more | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:36

Ru & Graylyn return to the podcast to discuss Ru’s recent trip north to Durness, the most northerly golf course on the Scottish mainland. Durness was one of the many... Read More

 Ep.118 – Scottish golf trip with No Laying Up’s Chris Solomon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:03

On this episode host, Ru Macdonald is invited on No Laying Up’s podcast to recap Chris Solomon’s epic golf trip to Scotland in the summer of 2017, the first of... Read More

 Episode 117 – An Aussie’s 3-Week Scottish Golf Trip | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:16

On this week’s episode we catch-up with a podcast listener from Australia who embarked on a trip of a lifetime to play some of Scotland’s great courses in one three... Read More

 Ep.116 – Coul Links, will it happen? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:07

On this episode, Ru Macdonald & Graylyn Loomis return to discuss the proposed development of Mike Keiser’s golf course north of Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands. Click here to find out more... Read More

 Episode 115: A Spring Golf Trip to St Andrews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:05

The podcast returns (sorry, it’s been too long) as we sit down with podcast listener Arran who recaps his golf trip to St Andrews.

 Ep.114 – Playing Golf at Skibo Castle; Scotland’s Most Luxurious Round of Golf | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:30

Graylyn and Ru return for part two to discuss Scotland’s most luxurious of rounds – The Carnegie Golf Links.

 Ep.113 Golfing Scotland’s North Coast 500 with Graylyn Loomis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:07

The guys are back to recap Graylyn Loomis’ jaw-dropping journey which took him to the very tip of the Scottish mainland. The cliff-side 18th hole at Durness Golf Club! It’s the most northwesterly course on the British mainland. Big thanks to @alidurness10 for showing me around! The course is in great shape! #instascotland #scotland #linksmagazine […]

 Ep.112 Graylyn’s Off to Scotland + Crail Course Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:46

The podcast returns on the eve of Graylyn’s homecoming as he heads for the Scotland on a tour of Scotland’s North Coast 500. Graylyn and host Ru discuss Graylyn’s upcoming road trip which will see him play the big name courses of Royal Dornoch, Brora, Castle Stuart and some lesser known golf experiences isolated in the north […]

 Episode 111 – Scotland’s Best Golf Holes & Graylyn Is Off To The Masters! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:42

Ru & Graylyn are back to share their favourite Scottish golf holes before the latter heads for Augusta National! Those that are decrying the omission of Muirfield & Loch Lomond holes – relax! I felt only right that I included the holes I’ve actually played. Look out for a few new entries next year with […]

 Episode 110 – 5 Tips For Playing Links Golf With St Andrews PGA Professional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:39

On this week’s episode Ru is joined by St Andrews based PGA Professional Alastair Love to discuss how best to prepare your game for playing links golf in Scotland. Alastair shares tips on the following key elements for scoring well on any links golf course: 1.Ball Flight 2.Playing Tight Lies 3.Lag Putting 4.Bunker Shots 5.Course Management You […]

 Episode 109: A Big Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:59

On this week’s episode, Ru & Graylyn reunite to discuss the lead-time required to book a Scottish golf trip before Ru reveals some exciting news.


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