‘SWINGS’ OF LEON TEE OFF

2611012 SSHC kol old course 'Kings of Leon on the Old Course, St Andrews

2611012 SSHC kol old course 'Kings of Leon on the Old Course, St Andrews

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There were no signs of the excesses of a rock and roll lifestyle when members of the Kings of Leon teed off at the Old Course on Monday afternoon.

The Nashville-based rock giants, who won four grammy awards in 2010, are believed to have headed straight for St Andrews to stay at the Old Course Hotel following their sell-out concert at Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh, on Sunday night.

And despite waking up to wind and rain they were more than happy to brave the elements for their early afternoon tee off time at the home of golf.

Just before heading to the first, drummer Nathan Followill spoke exclusively to the Citizen about the band’s time in Scotland.

“Last night at Murrayfield was wonderful - we had a really great time - and that was the best crowd of the tour, hands down,” he said.

CHALLENGE

As he prepared to tee off with his brother Caleb - the band’s frontman - Nathan explained that this wasn’t his first time playing the famous course.

He added: “I have played the Old Course before so this time out I’m hoping to beat that score which, to be honest, wont be too hard!

‘‘So long as the weather is like this I’m sure it is going to be fun out there.

“It’s a real challenge to play in this weather and really go up against the elements. It means when I’m watching the Open every year I can see the pros struggle and feel their pain!”

As well as the Murrayfield concert, Kings of Leon played in front of 65,000 at Hyde Park earlier this month and they have just released a documentary exploring their upbringing in America’s Deep South.