I finally made it onto the Old Course on Friday, after two and a half months of walking by it almost every day. It was the best experience I’ve had so far, and I don’t think anything else will top it. It was sunny out, which is somewhat of a rarity over here lately, and although it was a little wet, the course was in great condition. It was the best round of golf I’ve played since I’ve been here, and I know I played better just because I was on the Old Course.
Preparing to study abroad for the first time in St. Andrews
I’ve spent most of the last 2 or 3 weeks saying a lot of goodbyes. I didn’t realize how many people that I would miss while I’m gone. Of course, I will miss my family most of all. They’ve done more to prepare me for this experience than anyone else. I spent a few weekends at Holy Cross trying to meet up with and say goodbye to as many people as I could. Saying goodbye to my best friends, the guys who I’ve lived with, eaten with, and hung out with for the last two years, was probably the hardest. Although I’ll miss all my friends a Holy Cross, I can’t imagine spending my junior year doing anything else but studying abroad.