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Quick Questions: Lynn Kenny

Lynn is a graduate of the University of Stirling and a former Great Britain & Ireland international. She played for eight years on the Ladies European Tour before commencing a new career in sports media.

1 Favourite five
Rank your top five golf courses in Scotland with a one-word explanation of why each course has made it on your list
1. Archerfield Fidra Links – Perfection
2. Gleneagles Kings Course – Classic
3. Blairgowrie Rosemount – Beautiful
4. Machrihanish – First Tee!
5. Gullane No.1 – Views

2 Groundhog golf
If you could play just one Scottish course, over and over again, which course would you choose and why?
Archerfield Fidra – the setting is beautiful, amongst the trees for the first 11 holes and then the final seven holes are out in the open, so it feels like you are playing both inland and links on the same day – I could never get bored playing the Fidra. Plus, the pies and hot chocolate at the halfway house are amazing! The clubhouse and the services are world class.

3 Hidden gems
Scotland is full of great courses that hardly anyone has ever heard of – what’s your favourite and what makes it special?
Hamilton Golf Club. Beautiful parkland course on the outskirts of Glasgow – usually kept in amazing condition.

4 Links lessons
What’s the single most important piece of advice you’d give to someone who was playing links golf for the first time?
When it’s breezy, swing it easy! (ie. Don’t try and fight the wind by hitting it harder, just take plenty extra club and swing it smooth).

5 Off course
What’s the one off-course activity that any golfer coming to Scotland should experience?
Having a pub lunch in St Andrews! Or, go climbing up one of the many beautiful hills and mountains in the Trossachs. The views are spectacular.

6 This much I know … 
What words of wisdom would you give to a student golfer visiting Scotland?
Enjoy the experience! If you’re playing links for the first time, forget about yardages and use your imagination, feel the shot, use the contours – especially if it’s windy – it’s great fun! Scotland is a beautiful country with amazing golf courses all over the place. It would be impossible to not enjoy yourself!