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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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 Episode 108 – Should I Use A Golf Tour Operator? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:33

We’re back! Host Ru is joined by Dave Harris of Scottish based golf tour operator Bonnie Wee Golf to discuss the benefits of adopting the services of a golf tour operator. A good golf tour operator takes care of it all, from the tee and lodging bookings to dinner reservations, transfers and off course activities. The whole […]

 Ep.107 – How To Plan A Scottish Golf Trip (Ebook) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:44

On this episode of the podcast host, Ru Macdonald sits down with co-host Graylyn Loomis to discuss the release of his first ebook, How To Plan A Scottish Golf Trip. “At the beginning of the trip planning process, the task can feel very overwhelming. However, if you break the trip down into manageable steps with […]

 Episode 106: Scotland Or Ireland – The Big Debate With NoLayingUp’s Chris Solomon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:43

On this week’s episode, Ru & co-host Graylyn Loomis discuss the differences between Irish & Scottish golf trips with No Laying Up’s Chris Solomon. Leaving an iTunes review really helps, thank you. Chris recently traveled to both destinations, firstly to Scotland in 2015 on a buddies trip which included two rounds on the Old Course, St Andrews and last […]

 Episode 105: Golf & Whisky At Kingsbarns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:48

From Kingsbarns caddie to distiller, Doug Clement turned his dream into St Andrews’ only Scotch whisky distillery and visitor centre located yards away from the fairways of Kingsbarns Golf Links. A member of Crail Golfing Society, Doug joined Ru to share the progress of Kingsbarns Distillery and visitor centre on the eve of its two-year birthday […]

 Episode 104: PGA Tour’s Jim Herman Recaps His British Open Debut And Recent Scottish Golf Trip | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:29

PGA Tour winner Jim Herman makes his second appearance on the podcast to relive his Open Championship debut earlier this year at Royal Troon where he would return just a few months later during a buddies golf trip to Scotland. Herman, thanks in part to his victory at the Shell Houston Open was eligible for […]

 Episode 103 – Playing On The University of St Andrews College Golf Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:46

On this week’s episode Ru & Graylyn talk St Andrews college golf with student and blogger Alexa Hammer. Contributing editor to Graylyn’s website Alexa competes on the University of St Andrews ‘Saints Golf‘ team alongside and against male golfers. Student life in St Andrews is charming with the town’s beautiful buildings and prestigious past. The University […]

 Episode 102 – Scotland Buddies Trip Two Years In The Planning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:00

Podcast listener and Canadian golfer John Lawson joined Ru to recap a memorable first Scottish golf trip with friends, planning of which started two years prior. Rounds on the trip included Brora, Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart in the Highlands region, Trump International, Cruden Bay & Fraserburgh in the Aberdeen/Northeast region, Old Course & Castle Course in […]

 Episode 101: Journalist Ron Bellamy Relives His First Visit To Scotland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:39

Ru is joined by Ron Bellamy, acclaimed journalist of Oregon newspaper the Register-Guard to recap his first visit to Scotland. Having experienced first hand the impact modern links golf has had both at Bandon Dunes & Chambers Bay Ron was keen to sample the genesis for these world renowned US golf resorts, the links of Scotland and golf in […]

 Episode 100 – A Special Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:09

Hosts Ru & Graylyn look back on 100 episodes of the podcast by sharing some of their favourite shows to date. The guys also share news on St Andrews tee times and a very special announcement. If you have a question email: View St Andrews advanced ballot information here. Our episode directory can be seen here. Check […]

 Episode 99 – Bandon Dunes V Scotland, Is The Golf Comparable? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:44

Episode 99 discusses what a golfer can expect from Bandon Dunes and if factors such as cost, accessibility, course conditioning, and weather are comparable to what you might find on a golf trip to Scotland. Having lived and studied in St Andrews for four years co-host Graylyn Loomis was well-placed to compare the links of […]

 Episode 98 – Geoff Shackelford’s Scottish Highlands Adventure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:16

Geoff Shackelford joins hosts Ru Macdonald & Graylyn Loomis to relive his recent two-week visit tour of Scotland. Geoff’s trip highlights included golf at both Cruden Bay and Royal Dornoch, two courses he ranks inside his top 5 in the world. Praise indeed! Humblebrag alert: late night Highlands golf included a 2 on @RoyalDornochGC’s 13th, […]

 Episode 97 – Taking The Train To Play Royal Troon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:54

A week on from The Open Ru & Graylyn are joined by golf enthusiast Andrew Bernick as he shares his recent tour of Scotland with rounds at Carnoustie, North Berwick, Prestwick and Royal Troon. Andrew documented in detail his Scottish golf trip through his blog Golf Blog It which includes this extract from his post-round […]

 Episode 96 – The Open Special With Graylyn Loomis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:55

Ru & Graylyn reunite on the eve of The Open at Royal Troon to discuss their thoughts on the golf courses and who they fancy this week.  To get started check out Graylyn’s Royal Troon Course Review. Words of Ru Macdonald.. I’m just back from the Wednesday practise round of The Open where I was given […]

 No Cheaper Time To Visit Scotland (Special Announcement) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:31

The British people have voted this morning voted to leave the European Union triggering a crash in Scotland’s sterling currency and in doing so making now the perfect time to book your Scottish golf trip. Every single area in Scotland voted to Remain in the EU #EUref — Kate Day (@kate_day) 24 June 2016 […]

 Episode 95: Machrihanish Golf Club – Scotland’s Ultimate Golf Experience? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:38

Ru & Graylyn discuss the wonderful golf on offer at Machrihanish on the remote southwest of Scotland. It won’t be the first or second trip to Scotland that will take you to Machrihanish but for anyone with an affection for Scottish links golf, promise me you get there one day!? Golf travel of course is so very […]


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