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by Ken on Ginger Beer Golf Travel
Ballot Buddy - Yes!

I used Ballot Buddy three times in June 2019 and hit the Old Course ballot 2 of 3 times. The process is quite simple, and Chris makes it easy to correspond with your "buddies". He keeps on top of things to make sure that all parties are in sync before ballot submission day. He pays very good attention to detail. I will use Ballot Buddy again on my next trip to St Andrews.

Thanks Ken for such a positive review of my Ballotbuddy service. I was delighted to hook you up with other guys and steer you towards your ballot application. Such are the odds of success, you would have been lucky to get just one ballot time on the Old Course, so many congratulations on hitting it two times out of three! I hope you enjoyed your experience and I look forward to helping you again in the future. Best wishes, Chris

by Mark Zarick on Ginger Beer Golf Travel
Great Experience!

I used the BallotBuddy service and it made all the difference. I was able to play the Old Course and check it off my Bucket List (a month later I'm still smiling)! I paid Chris nothing, yet he was there writing all these emails to us as our foursome changed. I can only imagine what he can do for anyone who wants to hire him to set up their experience. His devotion and professionalism are second to none!

Wow Mark! So kind of you, it makes me smile too that I was able to help make it happen for you. All the best, Chris.

by Joe Housey on Ginger Beer Golf Travel

I used Chris’ BallotBuddy service and he facilitated helping me along the way tremendously. Chris’ communication via email was impressive and always responded in a timely manner. Having a system for single golfers to get onto a ballot, and being so helpful throughout the process was an outstanding service to take advantage of. Not having been familiar with the system at all at St Andrews Old Course, Chris bridged the gap and was an incredible asset. Thank you so much, Chris! Truly an unforgettable experience!

That's great to hear Joe. Thanks so much. It's so gratifying when a system works and the end result is an "unforgettable experience". I hope you'll take great memories of St Andrews and Scotland back home with you. All the best. Chris

by Dean Hicks on Ginger Beer Golf Travel
Old Course

Just wanted to thank Chris for putting me in touch with fellow golfers who wanted to play the same dates. Thanks to Brett for getting us in the local ballot first try. The Old Course exceeded all expectations and was a round I will never forget. Thanks again Chris

You are very welcome Dean. I'm pleased my free BallotBuddy service helped you to find another single so that you could enter the ballot together.
The Old Course ballot is a lottery and the chances of success are not especially high during the high season. However hooking you up with another single golfer who happened to be a local certainly increased your chances of success.
So pleased you had a great round out there!
All the best. Chris

by Michael Collins on Ginger Beer Golf Travel
BallotBuddy Match

The BallotBuddy Match which Chris, from the Ginger Beer Golf Travel, has initiated is a super service. As a single golfer visiting St Andrews from South Africa I was fully aware of how difficult it would be to play the Old Course. However Chris paired me with other single golfers and we were then able to enter the Old Course Ballot. I was successful on three occasions playing with fellow golfers from around the world. Whilst it does not guarantee that you will be successful in the ballot, it provides an opportunity to enter. It is truly a super initiative which Chris offers at no charge. Thank you Chris.

Hi Michael,
You are very welcome and thank you for your kind words. I'm really pleased that you were successful in the ballot. Three times out of three as well!
BallotBuddy is indeed a new initiative from us here at Ginger Beer Golf Travel. We've felt for some time that it would be good to help single golfers who otherwise might have to wait in line for a chance to play the Old Course.
I can't take credit for your ballot success, but it's great to think that I was able to help you get your name in the hat.
Thanks again Michael and all the best.