Jul
9
2015
WATCH: Inside the ropes at Gullane for the Scottish Open with Robert Rock
By Stephanie Wei under European Tour

Friend of WUP Robert Rock was kind enough to let me walk with him (as he did during the Irish Open) and Periscope his practice round Tuesday at Gullane Golf Club, the site of this week’s Scottish Open. I only followed him for nine holes as he didn’t tee off until quite late because he had to wait for his clubs to arrive, but it’s enough to get a sense of the championship course, which comprises of 16 holes from Gullane No. 1 and two from No. 2 (there are three tracks here).

Let’s kick it off with no. 1, a severely uphill par-4, which is quite the walk but a pretty straightforward hole to ease into the round.

I apologize for the poor sound quality at times, but the wind was howling at around 25mph on Tuesday afternoon, so there was nothing I could really do about it. (If you know of any affordable options that can prevent/ameliorate this, please let me know.)

Next, the par-5 no. 2:

The par-3 no. 3:

Then, the long par-4 no. 4:

Next, the short risk-reward par-4 no. 5:

The par-4 6th:

Another long par-4 at no. 7:

Here’s the par-3 8th:

Finally, yet another lengthy hole to round out the back nine:

Many thanks to Rocky and his caddie Richie for entertaining me and giving some great insight into Gullane GC, along with answering questions from those watching via Periscope.

For those in the U.S., don’t forget to tune into Golf Channel to catch the coverage!