Golf is a sport which many people spend their lives trying to perfect. But, with St Andrews being ‘The Home of Golf’, our students certainly reached the summit on Thursday, as they scaled the heights of the Himalayas Putting Green!
St Andrews’ name is synonymous with golf, with the sport having been played there since the 15th century, so it was great for our students to sample the rich history of Scotland’s most famous pastime. They also really enjoyed the game itself, immersing themselves in the game and always looking to shave a shot or two off of their scores.
The Himalayas course is part of the prestigious St Andrews Golf Club, situated against the backdrop of the iconic 18th Hole of The Old Course. The spectacular surroundings weren’t enough to put the students off their stroke though, as everyone impressed with their putting skills!
In the evening, there was even more opportunity for them to tick some tourist tasks off of their To-Do lists, as they took part in a great scavenger hunt around the town. Split into small groups, the students competed to gather photos of various things, including posing with the famous St Andrews Cat statue, and squeezing their whole team in a phone box!
The whole day was a lot of fun, and neither the ORA staff nor the students stopped laughing. Hopefully the rest of the programme can be as enjoyable!