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The Machrie Golf Links, seventh hole, Isle of Islay, Scotland

July 2014

Golf Digest Senior Staff Photographer Dom Furore on how he got this shot:
"Patience is essential in golf-course photography. I got to this spot behind the seventh green at about 7 on a gusty, rainy October morning, half an hour before sunrise. Looking at the forecast, I could see there was no way the sun was coming out before noon—and even then it looked unlikely it would come out at all. But I returned after lunch, set up my camera (with a plastic bag over it to block the rain) and waited for about three hours. The sun finally peeked through and started to light the green just after 6 p.m. I shot as many frames as I could. Less than a minute later, darkness had fallen."


WHERE: 4½ hours west of Glasgow by car (including a two-hour ferry).
YARDS: 6,354
PAR: 71
FEE: £64 ($111)
HISTORY: Designed by Willie Campbell in 1891.
BONUS: The Isle of Islay (pronounced Eye-Lay) has eight whisky distilleries.

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