Svenska Golfförbundet

Swedish golf professionals give their support to World Golfers Championship

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 03, 2009 11:00 CEST

To the Press from Lotta Neumann:
USA June 2009.

Swedish golf professionals give their support to World Golfers Championship. - Golf has given us so much, it´s our turn to give something back, says Lotta Neumann, the first Swedish US Open champion!

Fifteen years ago Swedish legendary hockey and golf player Sven Tumba started the World Golfers Championship - a world championship for all amateur golfers.
Thanks to that commitment, it is now possible for all golfers, regardless of handicap, to experience what I and my colleagues have already experienced - to represent your own country.
We like the idea so much, that's why I and some of my fellow golfers are more than pleased to support the participation of the Swedish national team in the world finals.

World Golfers Championship is played in five hcpflights: 0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20 and 21-25. Strokeplay with hcp - and hcp-adjustment after each round. You may be the world champion in your own hcp-flight and represent your country!
This year, the Swedish qualifications are played via the Swedish Golf Federation's national competitions. Thereafter, the Swedish final will be played at Kyssinge Golf, outside Stockholm, on September 20th.

Several Swedish golf professionals have expressed their appreciation of the idea of a world championship for amateur golfers. Over the years I have myself had the honor to represent Sweden in competitions around the world, both in teams and individually, it is a fantastic feeling to play for your own country.

Sven has meant a lot to the Swedish growth of the game of golf, inviting famous golfers like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead to Sweden in the 60´s and starting SEO, Scandinavian Enterprise Open, nowadays named SAS Masters.
My own career and interest in golf, as well as for many other tour players, came through Sven and the Colgate Cup, which he initiated. We are also delighted that the young golfers may participate!
Sven continues to play a significant role by providing the world's amateur golfers their own championship.
World Golfers Championship is gaining a growing interest among amateur golfers worldwide and we, the professional players, are very supportive to all of them!

Good luck!
Liselotte Neumann

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