Summer is the busiest period on the chess circuit. That’s why you learn to appreciate the spare moments you have in the sun doing anything but chess (bughouse not counting). And that’s also why you jump at the opportunity to play some golf on a real course. My previous experience is limited to a small 9-hole course just next to LO-skolen, where the Politiken Cup is organized. But practice makes perfect!
Yours truly is about to get ready for his fourth stroke, but first we need some proof to remember the occasion. In the background you can catch a glimpse of the green (as well as that really scary bunker – I have plenty of experience in the sand, but I’ve discovered that the best option is to avoid the bunker altogether).
Although being a newbie, I’ve made some progress. That little ball is pretty darn difficult to hit at first, but after a while you get the hang of it. And when you do – well – that’s when you gotta get it going where you want. By no means an easy task. Above is the “Hammer-chipping-technique” (bend those knees!). Extra concentration is needed when you’re chipping for a birdie. Our hero didn’t succeed, but for a first-timer on a real course, a double-bogey is good enough for that “Mission accomplished”-feeling!