Drambuie World Ice Golf Championship

Ultimate Cool for Golf Masters



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Drambuie

    LONDON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Drambuie World Ice Golf
 Championship, 7-8 April in Uummannaq, Greenland, is shaking up the golf world
 with record numbers of players coming from all over the world to participate
 in the final and most exciting tournament of the ice golf season.  A cool
 contrast to the Masters in Georgia.
     Twenty-seven participants from as far afield as the UK, USA, Denmark,
 Germany and South Africa will compete for the title of Drambuie World Ice Golf
 Champion with a chance to become the world's coolest millionaire in an
 extraordinary hole-in-one competition.  These lucky players are amongst
 thousands of enthusiasts world-wide who wanted to experience golf's greatest
 adventure.
     Enormous icebergs and seven glaciers near Uummannaq frame the impressive
 course.  Trapped close to land when the sea freezes between Greenland and
 Canada, they form a dramatic landscape in which nine holes are cut for the
 36-hole tournament just days before the event -- a challenging new course
 every year.
     The "green" is white, balls are fluorescent pink or orange and hole
 lengths are 25% shorter to compensate for balls being less elastic in the
 cold.  But apart from that ice golf is very similar to traditional golf and
 players quickly adapt to the unique challenge that special conditions present.
     Defending champion, 33-year-old Annika Oestberg from Denmark, who last
 year completed 36 holes in 154 strokes, is looking forward to the experience.
 "I'm excited about being reunited with the people and the place ...  It's
 impossible to describe how to play ice golf.  You simply must try it
 yourself!"
     For those who tire of tradition, temperatures of around minus 5 degrees
 Celsius (23 degrees F) make ice golf a refreshing alternative to the Masters
 in Georgia this weekend.  As John Paul Newport, well-known author of "The Fine
 Green Line" who will be playing this year quips, "You've got to love any sport
 whose participants are widely considered to be crazy."
 
 

SOURCE Drambuie
    LONDON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Drambuie World Ice Golf
 Championship, 7-8 April in Uummannaq, Greenland, is shaking up the golf world
 with record numbers of players coming from all over the world to participate
 in the final and most exciting tournament of the ice golf season.  A cool
 contrast to the Masters in Georgia.
     Twenty-seven participants from as far afield as the UK, USA, Denmark,
 Germany and South Africa will compete for the title of Drambuie World Ice Golf
 Champion with a chance to become the world's coolest millionaire in an
 extraordinary hole-in-one competition.  These lucky players are amongst
 thousands of enthusiasts world-wide who wanted to experience golf's greatest
 adventure.
     Enormous icebergs and seven glaciers near Uummannaq frame the impressive
 course.  Trapped close to land when the sea freezes between Greenland and
 Canada, they form a dramatic landscape in which nine holes are cut for the
 36-hole tournament just days before the event -- a challenging new course
 every year.
     The "green" is white, balls are fluorescent pink or orange and hole
 lengths are 25% shorter to compensate for balls being less elastic in the
 cold.  But apart from that ice golf is very similar to traditional golf and
 players quickly adapt to the unique challenge that special conditions present.
     Defending champion, 33-year-old Annika Oestberg from Denmark, who last
 year completed 36 holes in 154 strokes, is looking forward to the experience.
 "I'm excited about being reunited with the people and the place ...  It's
 impossible to describe how to play ice golf.  You simply must try it
 yourself!"
     For those who tire of tradition, temperatures of around minus 5 degrees
 Celsius (23 degrees F) make ice golf a refreshing alternative to the Masters
 in Georgia this weekend.  As John Paul Newport, well-known author of "The Fine
 Green Line" who will be playing this year quips, "You've got to love any sport
 whose participants are widely considered to be crazy."
 
 SOURCE  Drambuie