Denmark – Golf and Sightseeing

My friends – at least a good percentage – think I am fortunate to travel and see the world. Of course I enjoy travel very much but the reality is that I often have little time opportunity to actually enjoy many of the places I visit for work. This is a big regret and I hope to rectify this in the months and years ahead.

Golf is very much a global game and this has given many of us Golf Architects the opportunity to visit places we probably would never have thought possible as kids – I have been to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and Vietnam and Turkey and Madeira and Cambodia and Lanzarote (sorry Lanzagrotte) etc etc. I am of course fascinated by the multitude of different cultures and cuisines and the way people do things in different parts of the worlds. There is no question I am much more enriched because of my travel and hopefully a bit more interesting company as well.

Anyway this week I am in Denmark. I am talking at the Danish Greenkeepers Association conference (See: http://www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/exhibitions-and-conferences/danish-greenkeepers-conference-attracts-record-crowd/ ) and thought I would spend a few hours touring some of Copenhagen and visiting a few golf courses during the event (and when I am not speaking). The sad fact is that I have been to Copenhagen before (x2) but never taken the time to tour the city. I am happy to report that this afternoon I rectified this. I had a blast walking the town and taking in the sites and sounds and am now sat in a coffee shop drinking coffee and eating a local pastry.

Tomorrow I start the trip up north to Aalborg with Thomas Hoffman Jepsen (A Danish Golf Course Architect) who has very kindly offered (and arranged) to take me to a number of golf clubs on route to the event starting tomorrow.

Below is my itinerary. Below that some pictures of Copenhagen….next time I think I will bring the wife and kids.

Tuesday 15/11

08.00 – 09.15                     Royal Copenhagen GC

09.15 – 09.30                     Transport

09.30 – 10.45                     Rungsted GC

10.45 – 12.30                     Transport

12.30 – 13.45                     Lunch at Ferry crossing

13.45 – 15.30                     Transport

15.30 – 17.00                     Aalborg GC

17.00 – 18.00                     Transport to Hotel

 

Wednesday 16/11

07.00 – 08.00                     Transport

08.00 – 09.00                     Nordvestjysk GC

10.00 – 11.00                     Transport

11.00 – 12.15                     Jammerbugtens GC

12.15 – 12.30                     Transport to Hotel

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