So the Irish links odyssey has kicked off with a couple of the very best in South West Ireland.
I joined the lads after they'd just finished Lahinch and popped out for a wee morning walk to take look at the original Dell green at the par 3 5th & the following 6th hole towards the coast. I didn't want to see anymore of what I had missed!!!
Off to Ballybunion!!
Blues skies along with very friendly staff greeted us at Ballybunion Golf Club for the afternoon. I'd heard many a fond word about this place but on many a hole this dune scape masterpiece over delivered.
After a gentile opening stretch on the 6th green the course started to unveil its true character... and from there on golf got really cool!!
Five- time Open Champion Tom Watson used to hone his links game here back in the day. I can now see why!