Golfers Delight: Winter Golf

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Winter Golf

As a passionate golfer not living in a sunblessed place - like Florida, Dubai, California where you can play all year long, most of the time with just a polo shirt - you have to find a way to settle with the outer conditions.

Thanks to the invention of colored golf balls, playing in the snow isn't such big an obstacle any more. Maybe we started a trend a couple of years ago when we hit golf balls down the Sölden glacier. Who knows.

A couple of years later, snow golf tournaments pop up all over the place. In Austria, it is used as an event to market the Salzburger Land, in Switzerland you can play Winter tournaments in Silvaplana or get some introductory golf lessons in Appenzellerland together with your "Glühwein".

After walking over the frozen lake of Templin (outside Potsdam) today, I thought we should do the same thing as the people in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, hitting balls on an icy lake. Let's see who needs the fewest strokes from Potsdam to Caputh!


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