Quick Pars

Our Golf Adventures

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I don’t remember when the game bit me because I’ve enjoyed golf for as long as I can remember. 

But Menekse, well, let’s just say she wasn’t immediately smitten.  So I took her to St Andrews and some of the other classics.  She even hit her first golf ball at Carnoustie!  But it wasn’t until we watched Follow the Sun that Menekse realized that maybe this game had something.  You know the movie- it’s the story of Ben and Valerie Hogan and their initial struggles of touring the country while playing on the PGA Tour. I think there was something about the title and the fact that golf could be played all over the world that appealed to her. 

But how does a golfer actually do Slow Travel? 

Golf isn’t like frisbee where we can just throw our clubs into our backpacks and go.  There is no getting around the fact that bringing our clubs will make our travels a little more difficult.  We decided to travel with carry-on luggage only and use our clubs as our check in luggage. Only carry-on luggage, for a year plus? Crazy, we know. But hey, we’ll have our clubs!  It’s all about sacrifices, right! 

If you wonder what Slow Travel is,  you can read that on Menekse’s travel page.

We have a really long list of courses that we want to play.  Currently this list is almost 450 courses long.  And, it’s located on 6 continents, in 43 countries!  Can we make it?  Who knows, but we will give it a try.  Traveling slowly from place to place playing golf, all while trying to chase the summer- that’s Quick Pars.

Herzogenaurach - Follow the Sun
Ryder Cup

Ich kann mich nicht erinnern, wann mich das Spiel so eingenommen hat, weil ich Golf spiele, seitdem ich denken kann.

Aber Menekse… na gut, sagen wir einfach, sie war nicht sofort begeistert. Also brachte ich sie nach St. Andrews und zu einigen anderen Klassikern. Sie schlug sogar ihren ersten Golfball in Carnoustie! Aber erst als wir Follow the Sun sahen, merkte sie, dass dieses Spiel vielleicht etwas an sich hatte. Ihr kennt wahrscheinlich den Film – es ist die Geschichte von Ben und Valerie Hogan und ihren anfänglichen Kämpfen, das Land während der PGA-Tour zu bereisen. Ich glaube, es gab war der Titel und die Tatsache, dass Golf überall gespielt werden konnte, was sie ansprach.

Aber wie passen Golf und Slow Travel eigentlich zusammen? Golf ist nicht wie Frisbee, wo wir einfach unsere Schläger in unsere Rucksäcke werfen und gehen können. Das Mitbringen unserer Schläger macht uns das Reisen definitiv etwas schwieriger. Dennoch haben wir uns entschieden, nur mit Handgepäck zu reisen, und unsere Schläger als unser Gepäck einzuchecken. Handgepäck für ein Jahr plus? Ich weiß… verrückt! Aber hey, wir haben unsere Golfschläger! Es geht um Opfer, richtig?!

Was Slow Travel ist, könnt ihr auf der Reise Seite von Menekse nachlesen.

Wir haben eine sehr lange Liste von Golfplätzen, die wir spielen möchten. Gegenwärtig umfasst diese Liste fast 450 Plätze. Und es liegt auf 6 Kontinenten in 43 Ländern! Können wir das schaffen? Wer weiß, aber wir werden es versuchen. Langsames Reisen von Ort zu Ort und Golfen, während wir dem Sommer hinterherjagen – das ist Quick Pars.

Puttering around the World on Instagram

We played 17 fantastic golf courses as we puttered around New Zealand and can say that our favourite course was Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club!! What is your favourite golf course that you have played on your holidays?

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Simply amazing!
Go early in the morning to avoid the masses 😁

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We found the Moeraki Boulders on Instagram actually before we arrived in New Zealand and they looked really cool so it was definitely on our list. But they were so much more awesome in real life! We were surprised by how big and almost perfectly round they were.

Do you visit places that you found on Instagram? And if so, are you positively surprised or disappointed?

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The tee shot on the 9th at Chisholm Links is one that you will never forget. With the Pacific Ocean guarding the entire left side, anything pulled is swimming.

You can see from both our reactions that one of us had been finding fairways all day, while the other one was relieved to hit a straight ball!

Do you celebrate when you finally hit a fairway?

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  • Everywhere we travel, we love to visit lighthouses. They are fascinating to us.

Who else is drawn by them? ❤

Ich geh mit dir wohin du willst
Auch bis ans Ende dieser Welt
Am Meer, am Strand wo Sonne scheint
Will ich mit dir alleine sein

Komm geh' mit mir den Leuchtturm rauf
Wir können die Welt von oben sehen
Ein U-Boot holt uns dann hier raus
Und du bist der Kapitän

Gehen wir an Bord und fahren mit
Ich tauch den Fischen hinterher
Mach alle Türen zu und los
Vertreiben wir uns die Zeit im Meer ❤

Und wer liebt auch dieses Lied? Erkannt?

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  • 365 DAYS

Today marks one year on the road, and we can't believe how fast time flies! We have been to so many incredible places, have played golf at so many beautiful golf courses, and have met so many friendly people that we don't know what we did to deserve all of this.

It isn't always easy being away so long. We've received sad news and wonderful news while we have been travelling, and both times we wish that we could have been home with family and friends. But this is how life is and we don't have a single regret of the decision we made.

Some of you have asked us how long we will continue travelling, and well, the honest answer is that we don't know. All we know is that we absolutely love travelling and playing golf and that we could continue this forever!

What should our next destinations be and why?

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Every day when we played a great golf course or saw something amazing, we always believed that it couldn't get better. But it does!

In Curio Bay we visited the Petrified Forest. Something so fascinating and something we have never seen before.
Go at low tide and you will be a witness to trees that have been frozen in time!! What natural phenomenon has fascinated you?

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We've been there, we've played that! We played golf from the most northern course to the most southern- Tokanui Golf Club.

The sixth hole is named the Road Hole, but other than the road that borders the hole, we didn't see much resemblance to its namesake. But, from the tee, there is nothing between you and the South Pole other than about 4480 kilometers of Pacific Ocean.

Where is your bucket list golf course?

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Our quest to find and play the world's most unique golf courses brought us to Oreti Sands Golf Club- unfortunately it brought us here 18 months too late. Due to a dwindling membership and lack of funding, the Club closed down back in April, 2018.

With greens, tees and bunkers no longer visible, we walked through what had to have been a truly wonderful true links experience.

We heard that the course would be for sale to the right buyer. Does anyone have a direct line to Mr. Mike Keiser- his passion would breathe life back into these incredible dunes!

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Stymie Golf Supply has made it a full year and they’re giving away one of their new canvas driver covers and a patch hat to celebrate! The design of this cover was inspired by us 😊 @putteringaroundtheworld and our globetrotting golf journey...
Contest runs until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 10. The winner will be chosen at random and posted on @stymiegolfsupply 's Instagram story on Monday, November 11 at 12:00 noon EST.
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Thanks, good luck, and we really appreciate all of your support over this past year!

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