St Andrews BallotBuddy Service
Can BallotBuddy Help you?
YES If you are single golfer without an advanced tee time
WHY? Because there must be at least 2 golfers on an Old Course ballot application
Your only other option is to ‘walk-up’ on the day, get up early and join the line outside the Old Pavilion
Chances of play that day are reliant entirely on gaps on the draw sheet and your place in the line
My unique, free and simple-to-use BallotBuddy service helps you find an Old Course ballot partner so you and your fellow golfer are eligible to submit an Old course ballot application together
Current BallotBuddy date match requests for 2020:
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- Golfers are invited to register to find a BallotBuddy, specifying their availability to START play:
‘All day’ – golfer(s) available to start play at any time on that day.
‘First to 10:00’ – golfer(s) available to start play only between the first tee time and 10:00.
‘First to 13:00’ – golfer(s) available to start play only between the first tee time and 13:00.
’10:00 to 13:00′ – golfer(s) available to start play only between 10:00 and 13:00.
’10:00 to last’ – golfer(s) available to start play only between 10:00 and last tee time.
’13:00 to last’ – golfer(s) available to start play only between 13:00 and last tee time.
Note: First and last tee times will vary according to time of year and may be found when specifying your availability as part of your Old Course Ballot application with the St Andrews Links.
- Dates and times with a number indicate where there has been a BallotBuddy date & time request and / or a BallotBuddy date & time match has been found.
- The numbers indicate the current number of golfers registered for a date & time:
- 1 golfer seeking a date & time match with another golfer (3 slots remaining)
- 2 golfers with a date & time match (2 slots remaining)
- 3 golfers with a date & time match (1 slot remaining)
- 4 golfers with a date & time match (0 slots remaining). Group is now closed.
Where your preferred date & time already has 4 golfers and 0 slots remaining (and the group therefore is now closed) you are still encouraged to register on BallotBuddy. We will publish the date & time a second time, and indicate there is another golfer seeking a BallotBuddy.
BallotBuddy feedback & reviews…
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.
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!
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!
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