Burke Group, US/Nor, June 2013

Hello Swing,I am happy to report we all made it home to the USA (and Norway) safely.  I wanted to thank you again for providing excellent service.  Everybody had a great time.  Both the Arbutus and Vaughn Lodge were more than accommodating.  One of the women at the Arbutus came in an hour early one morning to ensure we would have breakfast before we left for an early tee time.  That kind of personal service is exceptional and hard to find, or at least in America.  My father knows her name, I don’t remember it, but I would like to be able to personally thank her.  The golf courses were all fantastic, our last day at Lahinch was terrible weather wise but it cleared up for the last 5 holes.  Of course if we hadn’t had the 40 mile per hour winds and sideways rain we wouldn’t be able to tell the stories of how tough it is to play there so I was actually happy for that.  On the back nine when the goats came out we knew things were going to be much better.  As it happened 3 of the 4 of us in my foursome finished with pars on he 18th hole.  What better way to finish our trip?  I have your cards and will be recommending SWING to anyone I know who wants to go to Ireland to play golf.  I think the only two things I would have changed, and this is absolutely no criticism of SWING, just hindsight, but I would have rather taken our off day in Lahinch instead of Killarney.  Killarney was great but I enjoyed Lahinch a bit more and I think we should have gotten a driver instead of renting the cars.  We never drove at night and since I was doing the driving I couldn’t really have a drink after a tough round. But as I said, that is hindsight and if we get the chance to come back in 3 years, and we are going to try, then that is what we will do. As a side note, that Peugeot was a lot of fun to drive, good car choice.  Everybody is uploading their photos to Shutterfly so when we get them all online I will send you the link if you would like to take a look at them.

I have never felt homesick for a place where I spent only a week until I left Ireland last Saturday.

Thanks again for all your hard work, planning and answering my many emails.  Everybody on our tour felt the job done by you and SWING far exceeded our expectations.

Best regards

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