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Ambush update: The Ponce is going across The Pond

Ponce.jpgThe Ponce was, and always will be, the first Ambush. It was 16 guys colliding with the courses of Sea Island, boyish camaraderie, enjoying the comforts of the Lodge, shoulder-season specials and a few bottles of wine on behalf of Golf Digest.

Now I can see why Geoff Shackelford made fun of my Ambush videos:


Anyway, I've kept in contact with both planners of The Ponce, Michael Palmore and Neil Thomson, and as they prep for their 10th annual buddies trip, I received this email from Thomson:


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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland: What they learned

They played 20 rounds on 16 courses in 11 days for $4,000. Two brothers, separated in age by almost 13 years, sampled the best golf Scotland has to offer.


Kevin Daly, 39, struggled to find his game. Mike Daly, 51, the sage Navy veteran of hard travel and no sleep, had some low rounds in extreme conditions. After 1,000 miles of cars, boats, trolleys, twisted ankles and broken tees, I spoke to the Daly brothers about their favorite courses, the best value, tips to planning a dream trip to Scotland, and what’s next on their brotherly bucket list.

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 11: Carnoustie

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 11:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 10: Crail Golfing Society

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 10:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 9: St. Andrews

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 9:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 8: Cruden Bay

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 8:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 7: Castle Stuart and Royal Aberdeen

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 7:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 6: Royal Dornoch

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 6:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 5: Tain Golf Club

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 5:

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Courses & Travel

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 4: Macrihanish

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotland with his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 4:

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