NEW YORK – This weekend, the Columbia men’s golf team will head to Scotland, where they will spend the week playing at historic courses in the “birthplace of golf.”
“This trip’s purpose is meant to be an educational experience while simultaneously enhancing the student-athletes’ experience during their time at Columbia,” stated head coach Rich Mueller.
This will be the second foreign tour for the program after taking a trip to Scotland in 2010.
“Since its inception in the early 1930s, Columbia golf has been more than scoring averages, individual accolades or finishes in the Ivy League Championship,” Mueller said. “It is the field in which men build their character, develop their virtues, come to know themselves, and dare to achieve at least some small experience of greatness. Given the wonderful experience our team had in 2010, we are very excited to return to Scotland next week.”
Below is the itinerary for the week for the reigning Ivy League Champions. Be sure to check GoColumbiaLions.com for updates during and after the trip.
Sunday, August 24th – Old Prestwick (British Open Course), 18 Holes
Monday, August 25th - Western Gailes 18 Holes, & Turnberry (British Open Course), 18 Holes
Tuesday, August 26th – Royal Troon (Portland Course - 18 Holes) , Royal Troon (Championship Course–British Open Course -18 Holes
Wednesday, August 27th – Kinggarock (Hickory Sticks Challenge), Carnoustie (British Open Course), 18 Hole Match Play
Thursday, August 28th – St. Andrew’s Area, balloting for Old Course, Access to 7 other St. Andrew Courses via 3-day Special Pass
Friday, August 29th - St. Andrew’s Area, balloting for the Old Course, Access to 7 other St. Andrew Courses via 3-day Special Pass, Kingsbarns
Saturday, August 30th - St. Andrew’s Area, balloting for the Old Course, Access to 7 other St. Andrew Courses via 3-day Special Pass