I just finished a Skype session with GolfersWest founder and CEO Bob Sherwin, live from his hotel room in St. Andrews.
The first day of golf on a trip-of-a-lifetime with his son, Bobby, was winding down.
The father-son duo played historic Muirfield (pictured) on Thursday and over the next several days they will tackle some of the oldest and greatest golf courses in the world – including the Old Course at St. Andrews on Monday.
They were a bit bushed on Thursday, having flown in from Seattle (Bob) and San Francisco (Bobby) to Heatherow. As schedules would have it, they landed at practically the same time and met up at the United baggage claim, went to Gatwick and flew to Edinburgh, renting a car and hightailing it to the area where Muirfield is located, a little east of Edinburgh, one of the most scenic and historic cities in the UK.
Soon after the Sherwin twosome returns to the U.S. on March 29, senior Bob will begin a series of stories for GolfersWest describing the trip from start to finish.
They have a busy schedule ahead, playing other stop spots like Carnoustie, another regular stop on the British Open cycle, and Gleneagles, their destination for Friday.
FYI, senior Bob shot a 92 at Muirfield and was thrilled beyond words. He said (bragged) that he had only one bad drive all day – and made a par on that hole – and edged his son, whose score was kept top secret. It did not help that Bobby needed 12 shots to escape the five bunkers he visited.
Be sure to check out the series, which begins on April 1.