Excuse me. How do we get to Elie? Oh. Crack on! All right.
Greetings. You know me, Tron Carter. Been keeping a low profile this season
so far but I’m here to talk to you about Elie. We had some trouble figuring out how we wanted to showcase it. I could sit here for 20 minutes and talk about the
architectural merits of the place, the artful routing that kind of dances back
and forth from the coast, I could talk to you about their archaic rules that made
DJ look like a moron all day. That was spectacular. We decided the best way to showcase Elie and the experience of the course is just to just to show it to
you kind of raw, unadulterated format you know, really the wind was up, the banter
was up during the day during our round. So you’ll hear some wind throughout the
episode so we were all a little bit chippy. There was some shit talking going
on. I think DJ felt slighted by the club’s rules with the
socks. You know, DJ and Randy had skipped the morning’s festivities at Crail, and
their low energy stupor was kind of replaced by by some chippy, high energy,
you know, “hey, I’m gonna beat the shit out you guys today.” So that was that was a
nice surprise. We all went in with relatively little to no expectations, we
just kind of showed up and didn’t know what to expect and sometimes that makes
for the best sort of day. How was Crail? It was really good. It was like,
I thought it was harder than the Old Course. Secretary was great, just a great morning…Great. Hello. It’s the boys! How are ya? Cheers! How’s the day? Oh, so good. Lovely. Guys, it’s cool, we actually don’t need the periscope. I have a pretty good look over there. Yeah, Randy can see it. Oh yeah, we can see. Ummmm, dude get the red ones I think yellow’s gonna look best with my green shirt. Outlaw D.J. Thank you. Sorry about that. Up to the knees, eh? Or just below the knees? SICK!
here that no socks below the knee…so they kindly provided some for me. Did you get to pick what color? I did, yeah. Well it was kinda either this or bright red or bright blue. I thought maybe there’d be kind of like a I don’t know just a bit of like a
like a low-key Packers kind of thing going, yeah, you know, quite comfortable. Do you think this is like a public shaming? Well, I don’t know what it is. How’s it
look? MAGNIFICENT! I am happy they were able to have
us so I’ll play by their rules. That’s ok. I will say, uh, I would be lying if I didn’t think this was going to affect my opinion of the golf course. Let’s uh, let’s go launch em. Let’s unveil him. Most ridiculous man in the world. How do you feel? Not right now, guys, thanks. He looks like one of the Fanatics. There is a ton of golf in Fife. Elie is about twenty-five minutes down the road from St. Andrews. I think if you go to Fife and skip Elie I firmly believe you’re doing it wrong. Obviously you’ve got Crail, Kingsbarns, Lundin Links, Leven Links–quite a few courses around St. Andrews but I think
Elie is your quintessential Scottish links experience. It’s got quirk, it’s got
exceptional conditioning. But it’s got it all and then you’re playing in
and out of the town as well which is cool. You’re not going off the wall? I might have to. You won’t. Boooo! Hiss! I mean, that’s a decent shot but that’s not what the kids wanted to see. Keep it rolling then. Not as exciting now, won’t matter.
gotta land the ball short of the greens, especially in that middle
stretch of the course. And then from there you can really use the slopes.
You got to drive the ball well and you just gotta stay focused. I didn’t know it going in but there’s sixteen par-4s, two par-3s and no
par-5s which, any other course, I would be vehemently against that and think it
was boring but one of the themes of the day was variety, the place has–you don’t
feel like you’re playing sixteen par-4s. Its got just that crazy variety of
long par-4s, short par-4s… it was so firm and fast too that, you know,
definitely played shorter then the 6200 yards on the scorecard. Oh God, I crushed it.