Why Good Golf is High on My Bucket List?

Real Estate Agent with Engel & Volkers - St. George Utah Luxury Real Estate

The Bucket List. Far from being just a movie, it's a term we often referrer to late in life … and what goes in that Bucket tends to vary for each individual.

For musicians, it may be a trip to the rock 'n roll Hall of Fame, to see firsthand their idols from days gone past; rock 'n roll Hall of Fame for surfers, it might be catching that perfect monster wave off the foggy California coast;

 Mavericks Surf Spot – Half-moon Bay California

for ex-surfers – such as myself – a peaceful round of golf on a serene course in the birthplace of the sport – Ireland and Scotland – sounds like a great idea.

 The Old Course  at St. Andrews

While I was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, the home of Pebble Beach, Spy Glass, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and a host of other great golf courses. It was also the home of some world-class waves. Carmel Point, Ghost Tree, Mole Point, Asilomar Beach, Bone Yards and Lover’s Point, just to name a few. After 35+ years of playing some of the best golf courses and surfing some of the best waves that California had to offer, I decided it was time to look for new adventures/opportunities and to leave my comfort zone. After relocating to St. George Utah, where I sell real estate, I began to contemplate playing some of the historic golf courses around the world – and witnessing firsthand the birthplace of golf.


As any true golf aficionado instinctively understands, for those who sincerely want to learn about the history of golf – making a pilgrimage across the pond to Scotland and Ireland is an absolute must. As a big fan of history, I love the game of golf. The game has been played since the mid-15th century – approximately 600 years – played on the same Irish and Scottish Cliffside Bluffs; enjoyed by kings, queens and commoners alike. And while I love my local Southern Utah Golf Coursesparticularly selling their homes 

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the idea of attending the 2015 British Open, which first teed it up in 1860, and returns to The Old Course at St. Andrews … is an opportunity I definitely don't want to pass up.


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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Love the post and photos here Alex, you have put some thought into this bucket item.

Oct 30, 2014 10:49 AM