I have some fond memories of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, as I played for GB&I versus Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy, where I faced the likes of Mikko Ilonen in match that included Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia. It was great taking Sergio and the rest of the teams out socially in my own back yard.
There has been a great deal of discussion recently on the social networks about “pikeys” (gypsies) using the overflow car park at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club six weeks in advance of the 2014 Scottish Open at the famous Balgownie Links. The club are not having much luck these days with a very large wind turbine monstrosity also casting an unsightly shadow over the first tee, which has been heavily criticized by Donald Trump, the owner of nearby Trump Scotland.
It has still to be established if the “pikeys” are getting to the course early for the 2014 Scottish Open, if they are thinking about applying for membership or if this would be “out of bounds”. Perhaps they are unaware that the Brig o’ Balgownie Club are perhaps still living in the days of the sleeping dinosaurs with both the ladies and gents having their own separate clubhouses. This is during times when the SGU and SLGA are trying to amalgamate. Controversy these days seems to be following the club around.
I’d like to know who steered the “pikeys” in the direction of this famous links, which may have awakened one or two sleeping in the clubhouse; caused the odd G&T to go down the wrong way; and perhaps got some tweed jackets in a flap?! Any ideas?
Graham J Gordon, Owner and Editor of GolfblogspotUK
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