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.

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  • SENDING YOU GOOD VIBES

A few days ago we were at the Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island  of New Zealand. 
It was so beautiful and we even got lucky and had a sunny day after so many days of rain.

With the sound of the Tasman Sea, we would like to wish you a great week!

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  • Who would have guessed?

Usually James writes our golf posts, but today it will be me, Menekse.
A few years ago, if you would have asked me, what will we be doing in a few years, the answer sure would not have been "Traveling the world with our golf clubs.". It still sounds so crazy, yet it is our life now. And what a happy life this is!

Golf and happy don't always go together, but the beautiful places we see and the unique courses we play, leave us speechless and damn happy.

Where do you see yourself in a few years?

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  • HELLO FRIENDS!

We had an unbelievably amazing time in the North Island of New Zealand .
In Wellington we didn't do much more than hanging around at the Waterfront. We visited the Te Paka Museum, which is an absolute MUST when you're in Wellington.
We also know now why it's called windy Welli.
We experienced the engagement of the  Kiwis as they went on the climate strike.

We're saying thank you and good bye to the North Island. 
And hello to the South Island. 
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  • BUCKET LIST

Playing golf at Cape Kidnappers has been something that we have been dreaming about for years! And if you think these smiles were big, you should have seen us on the course!

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  • FOLLOW YOUR HEART

For us by doing so, only the greatest things happened!! Playing the golf courses from our list together is one of the greatest things.

Where is your heart leading you?

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  • "Don't listen to what they say, go see."
Chinese proverb

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  • HAPPY AS A CLAM

We didn't have internet the last few days and will show you now some of the amazing places we visited in Northland, New Zealand. 
We both love mountains, but nothing leaves us with a bigger smile and joy then being at the beach.

On our drive back from the most north western tip of NZ we stopped at this amazing white beach.

We couldn't believe that we were the only ones here!!! And enjoyed our afternoon jumping, walking and soaking up the incredible view. 
When was the last time you were so happy that you had to jump?

PS: the video was done in slow mo, which was aot more funny.
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO POST SLOW MOTION VIDEOS?

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  • NEXT TEE

Houhora Golf Club is the most northern golf course in New Zealand. Or, as some of the friendly members that we enjoyed a post round beer with like to say, it's New Zealand's Top Golf Course!

We still can't believe that we made it to this beautiful country, and are very excited to travel around and find out where the next tee takes us!

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  • Today we played golf for our very first time in New Zealand!! The sun was shining as we arrived at Waipu Golf Club, but the weather changed as soon as we stood on the first tee. After a little break under a tree on the forth, we managed to finish 9. Although we got pretty wet, we had a great time and loved the golf course. Looking forward to finish the back 9 tomorrow.

Have you ever seen mini golf flags like these before?

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  • KIA ORA!

It feels like a dream come true that we made it to New Zealand! Our first tour led us to Devonport, where we conquered Mount Victoria. We hope that many more mountains, lakes, sights and experiences will follow. And we can't wait to share this beautiful destination with you.
For the next three months we will live our dream and explore New Zealand. 
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