My friends and I were lucky enough not only to play the Old Course, New Course, and Jubilee, but also to get a tour of the R&A Clubhouse. On the day we had a 1:30 tee time on the Old Course, we hit the range and then got to the R&A at 11:00. After a very interesting and exciting tour, we were too early to sit down for a 12:30 lunch, so we had drinks with our host in one of the rooms overlooking the first tee. Our host and I had gin and tonics and two others had beer. At 12:10, our host announced that he was having another drink and asked if anybody else wanted one...so I had another G&T. Midway through this second round, our host mentioned that the drinks were doubles. So, I had the equivalent of four drinks before lunch. Lunch was very good; I had a dish that I had been meaning to try but I don't remember what it was. We left the R&A and went directly to the first tee. Here I was, ready to tee off on the Old Course after having four drinks. A beautiful second shot led to a birdie on number one. Likewise, I birdied number two. I was two under on the Old Course!!! The rest of the round wasn't equal to the start, but I still ended up with a good number. After our round, we went to our host's house to meet his wife, and he, a Swiss-trained chef, prepared hors d'oeuvres including haggis. What a great and memorable day!