Any would-be golfer who has sized up that 27th putt on the 18th green to beat his mate on a Sunday hack-about will know that unmistakable quiver of pressure.
Imagine then, if you will, how daunting the same shot would be in front of a hushed arena of 10,000 fellow golf fanatics, a decent portion of which are willing you to hammer it past the hole and into the rough stuff.
Coming up in Tuesday’s Courier we have full details of the massive “cauldron” that is the largest ever grandstand to be built at St Andrews for The Open championship.
Fair to say it’s big.
There’s also the news that the R&A will be chipping in to subsidise bottles of water at this year’s event after coming under pressure to drive down prices and find a more fair way to ensure punters get a decent rub of the green.
As if that pun-tastic sentence wasn’t golf-related enough, a little birdie tells me there’s more.
Yes, Nick Faldo, golfing legend, has revealed that this Open will be the last he ever enters!
Another one bites the rough.
In other news we have further fall-out from our NHS smoking probe, a report from our election trail Hustings in St Andrews and the amazing story of how Angus drug addicts are literally being brought back to life.
All this and much, much more in our above par Tuesday Courier.