IT’S ST. ANDREWS TIME
▶ Want to visit Scotland and play the famed Old Course next year? There’s a brief window this year—Aug. 22 to Sept. 5—when booking tee times is easy and relatively inexpensive. Go to standrews.com during this period and click “play,” then “how to book,” then “Old Course”. Unless you’re visiting in the winter, you’ll need to buy a round at the Old Course plus one on another of the seven courses at St. Andrews. The cost for summer 2019 is £330 (about $440) for both rounds. In the spring and fall “shoulder” seasons, it’s £230 (or $307).
I PLAY GOLF FOR WHAT IT BRINGS ME BUT ALSO TO BRING JOY AND HAPPINESS TO PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT. IT’S A SPORT, BUT IT’S ALSO ENTERTAINMENT. IF YOU DON’T GIVE PLEASURE TO PEOPLE, THEN YOU’RE MISSING THE POINT. — JEAN VAN DE VELDE