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
  • HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

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  • GOLF IS FUN!

Especially when you have incredible views like this!!
Agree?

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  • VIEWS OF SYDNEY 
Our days in Sydney are coming to an end.
We enjoyed our time here and often strolled through the CBD and also visited some suburbs.

One fun thing was our "hunt" for the best spot to capture both of Sydney's landmarks.
We liked this location because it wasn't crowded at all and had a wonderful view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Do you search for the perfect spot for your pictures?

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  • COLOR UP YOUR LIFE IN 2020

We started 2020 quietly, no parties, no fancy restaurants, but with an idea in our heads.
What if we would try to live meatless? What if we would try to minimize our dairy consumption?

We started watching "The Game Changer" and "What the Health". We asked some people here on Instagram for the reason why and how they became vegetarian or vegan. We were really surprised with how many private messages we received from people who live meatfree, some from who we would have never guessed. 
Please feel free to comment your favorite vegetarian or vegan websites, recipes or other inspirations to help us and others on this new journey. 
Thank you for supporting us in our idea to go meatless!

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  • G'DAY MATE!

Playing golf Down Under has been a dream of ours for years and today that dream came true. We had the pleasure of playing golf with our friend @ross.flannigan.golf for our very first round EVER in Australia!

We enjoyed the spectacular views of Mornington Golf Club, the sunny hot weather, and especially our game with Ross.

And now we know all about Aussie slang! 😊

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  • LIBRARIES

We love reading and one of the things we like to do on our travels, is to visit libraries.

In Melbourne we of course had to go to the State Library Victoria, an incredible building which was built in 1854. It is Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world.

Do you visit libraries during your travels? (And "stealing" their internet doesn't count!! 🤣 )

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  • SLOW TRAVEL

The upsides of slow traveling are that we have time to stay longer in one place, meet new friends, explore more and even do some house sitting!
Last weekend we met this handsome little guy named @griffly_bear
and felt in love with him.
Spending time with Griff, playing, cuddling and enjoying his company was like being with family again.
The downside: we miss him already.

Are you Team Slow Travel or Team Fast Travel?

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  • THE PRESIDENTS CUP

What an incredible and historic Presidents Cup! Congratulations Team USA on an amazing comeback!! What was your favourite part of the Cup?

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  • HELLO MELBOURNE!

Our first days in Melbourne! We settled into a cozy airbnb and figured out pretty fast that traffic here is a little different than in New Zealand 🤣

After a long drive to St. Kilda we met with our friends @_jumponmyshoulders_ , had a nice Thanksgiving picnic at the beach and even saw some penguins at the pier. 
The next evening we attended the Christmas lighting at Federal Square.

With sunshine and long days, this is for sure a different Christmas feeling.

Do you like a White Christmas or would you rather have sunshine and beach at Christmas?

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  • IS IT CHRISTMAS ALREADY?

We left our 3 month golf & travel experience in New Zealand and arrived in magnificent Melbourne for new adventures.
While we were searching for the perfect campervan for us and our golf clubs, we received a package from Stymie!

He had sent us our custom made headcovers along with a Valuables Bag with the travel themed pattern that we had searched out. 
As we opened the package it felt like Christmas morning and we're so amazed by the great work of Stymie and the beautiful headcovers!
If you want customized headcovers, we can highly recommend @stymiegolfsupply!

Check it out and follow this great company! **Werbung** #stymiestyle #stymiegolfsupply 
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