In May, the Grace College women’s golf team traveled to Scotland where they had the opportunity to play historic Carnoustie Golf Links. Earlier this week, Lauren Keiser and her dad, Dan, recounted the experience for the Newark, Ohio, Advocate. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Keisers walk with golfing greats at legendary Scottish courses
The decision to tour Scotland was a no-brainer for the Grace College women’s golf team.
What the Lancers did once they arrived left everyone speechless. Two months later, Lauren Keiser is finally putting the experience into words.
Keiser, a Granville Christian graduate, her dad Dan and her teammates received the opportunity to play Carnoustie Golf Links in May. This past weekend, Keiser was watching the best players in the world attempt to conquer one of the world’s legendary courses during the British Open.
“We didn’t know we were going to be able to play Carnoustie until right before we left, and once we were able to put the pieces together, we were able to imagine what it would be like during this week,” Lauren Keiser said. “Some of the grandstands were already up and leaderboards were up, and it was just a super, super cool experience.”
Every student at Grace must complete a cross-cultural experience before graduation, and it did not take long for the women’s golf team to pick where it was headed. A donor gave them the chance to play at Carnoustie, and they also toured the Old Course at St. Andrews, which hosts the Senior British Open this weekend.
Dan Keiser tagged along with a few other parents and coaches’ spouses. He was not going to miss a chance to go to the birthplace of golf.
“That’s the best course I have ever played with that much history,” Dan Keiser said. “It was intriguing when the caddie said to us, ‘Do you realize that golf has been played here for 450 years like on this fairway?’ Literally that much history was under our feet when we were walking.”