We are still enjoying the golden beauty of fall in the Nordic countries. Nothing can make a more colourful painting than the nature itself and running a blog about the significant four seasons, I just have to share another nature adventure with you. It happened last weekend in Sweden where we have our vacation home. This summer my wife and I met a very nice local couple at the golf course and now we play together as often as we can when we are in Mariestad. Let me start with a picture to give you an idea – you don’t need that much passion for golf to appreciate I would say (click all pics to enlarge and enjoy):

Autumn Golf in the Nordic #1
Colourful with crisp, fresh air!

Even when golfing, I have my Nokia mobile phone at hand and with this wonderful scenery, I shot a lot of pics and almost lost track of the score :lol:
Autumn Golf in the Nordic #7 Autumn Golf in the Nordic #2
Nice, quiet, relaxing and refreshing – 12C (54F) – If you have the right clothes!
Autumn Golf in the Nordic #7 Autumn Golf in the Nordic #6

Golf is a very social sport and an perfect setting for a network evangelist like me. With our new friends, Maggan and Åke, we found the tone at the first tee and we where chatting, playing together and enjoyed each others company as if we’ve known each other for years. Some of my regular readers have asked how communicate. Well Swedish and Norwegian (as well as Danish) is very close so with understanding and an open mind, mixed with a bit of imagination, there is no problem. Of course there might be different words for the same thing, and the pronunciation is a bit different, but that don’t hinder the dialogue. Besides, we share the same passion for golf and also the breath taking view:
Autumn Golf in the Nordic #5 Autumn Golf in the Nordic #4

The golf course was very well prepared with nice fairways and greens even if we’ve had a couple of frost nights already. As you might have noticed there are a lot of leaves in some areas, but thats not a handicap, just a reminder of the wonderful season – even when concentrating on putting:
Autumn Golf in the Nordic #8

Some might ask about the score: Well, I made no whole in one this time and I think there was more boogies that birdies. Who cares though – we had a relaxing and jolly good time. Is there a better way to charge batteries?

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  3. Golf is not my thing but you did have a gorgeous Fall day and some beautiful scenery for your game.

    Have a great new week, Renny. :-)

    Love and hugs,
    Diane

    RennyBA
    I know Diane, but I’m glad you got the point anyway :-)
    Wishing you the same with a bunch of hugs back!

  4. I’m not a golfer but I would have enjoyed the gorgeous day just the same!

    RennyBA
    Yea, just for the sake of the beauty of nature!

  5. I don’t know if our courses are still open. It’s been fairly wet lately.

    RennyBA
    I think you’ve had more precipitation than we have the last weeks.

  6. Does it make the game easier or more difficult when the water hazards freeze over?

    RennyBA
    One would think it would be easier, but when the ball starts bouncing around, good luck :lol:

  7. I totally agree… it is not about winning but about the friendship, the game and the fun !
    Gorgeous weather and nature!

    RennyBA
    You’ve hit the nail on the head there Sidney !

  8. I don’t play golf but your shots are wonderful!! and it seems like a wonderful place to spend some hours chatting away :)

    RennyBA
    You should try once, just for the chatting :)

  9. What beautiful photos, Renny. Two of my brothers are both avid golf players and would be green with envy at that lovely golf course. We have greens here, but I think they’d like the idea of playing golf in a different part of the world!

    RennyBA
    Tell them to go and visit us and you can come along too! I would have loved to play in Australia once too, you know!

  10. Hi Renny!

    For sure, you had a great time! I’m envious! :) We have not been playing golf this month of October. It’s a little bit cold already and I can’t really move wearing those long sleeves jackets even if they’re light. :) Oh, I’m missing it.

    Have a great week!

    RennyBA
    I know what you mean, but then again the game (and the nature!) is so great, so we can’t resist :-)

  11. Never been a golfer, but always would go when my friends played as I love to walk (or ride in a cart) and be outside enjoying the scenery!

    RennyBA
    I know you love this kind of outdoors activity too Maribeth.

  12. We seem to have bypassed summer and autumn and gone straight to winter. I must try playing golf one day – I’m very jealous!

    RennyBA
    A bit different her in south Scandinavia then – the autumn have been very nice.
    You really should try!

  13. i’d be the scorekeeper because i have no ability to make contact with the ball at all. hahahaha. sounds like it was a great time with some new friends.

    RennyBA
    Your hired Michelle – as my caddy! hahahaha

  14. hello, have a great day!!

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  16. magnificent photos Renny…
    with 2 golfers in my household… I can understand your passion for golf… :)

  17. Nice photos Renny! I always wanted to try golf… hmmmm i should really try it!

  18. What a great excuse (if one was needed) for a beautiful walk! Thank goodness you found time to take some photographs to share with us too. Hurrah for mobile phone cameras – whatever did we do before they were invented? :-)

  19. What a beautiful way to have great time! I never tried this sport because it is very very luxious in France! very expensive and not democratic! Why ? I don’t know. By me, in Provence perhaps because the water for the green is so rare?
    So I played only mini golf! Your nature around is wonderful!

  20. Greatest post of all times … super photos Renny, I want to go out and play right now!!

    Awsome ;-)

  21. The light is amazing.

    No more colors for us I guess, we are having the first big snowstorm right now… took everybody by surprise. 20 cm of snow falling right in front of my eyes…

  22. I would make an excellent golf club cover….I golfed with Speedy one time…and I beat him by 150 strokes!!!

    Oh wait….that was my score. Never mind. :)

  23. Hello Renny,

    Relaxing way to charge batteries indeed! What a lovely place to spend a day or an entire weekend!
    I am not a Golf person, I must admit, the only golf I ever played was in computer games (Microsoft I believe lol)! So, I don’t understand much of the jargon…

    Thanks for sharing this lovely site with us, I loved it! :D

    Cheers

  24. Not really into this sport but have to admit it is nice and relaxing at times.

  25. Oh my friend, how can you dare admit: No Hole in One? I did not know you could be that honest. LOL.

    It looks like you had a great time a the Golf Course just around the Corner from your wonderful leisure home. And as I know the both of you, there were a lot’s of talking. Too much for Hole-in-One? ;))

    Beautiful Autumn day – no doubt.

    Next post: Golf Dinner with Swedish Meat Balls?

    Btw. Only about 3 weeks to we meet at the Cruiseship. Together with Gunnar and his wife and several others that you know.
    Here is the Agenda so far:
    http://www.datateam.no/Portals/0/nedlasting/program%20juleseminar%20v3.pdf

    You might distribute it, and we can discuss a very low seminar fee.

  26. Hi renny,aww it must have been an ages since my last comments here in your blog.How are you my friend? I was suffering a kind of illness in the past months .it’s apparently called IWS internet withdrawal syndrome,lol but things back to normal now (well, I hope hehe)

    Hey btw, Luv that pic of the statue on your header,it’s pretty much similar to my husband when cranky,lol

    til then

  27. The autumn colors are beautiful. I have not played golf since my young son ran into my very badly hit ball and the resulting bump on his forehead was the same size as the golfball! No other ill effects thank goodness.

  28. Looked like you had a wonderful (and sunny!) day at the course. Lovely. There is no golf weather right now: rain, rain, rain and nearly snow. *sigh*

  29. My friend keeps making fun of me playing golf because he say’s its an old man sport. How do i get him to learn how hard it is to play it he thinks its very easy to play. He even told me he thinks its stupid they get paid by just hitting a ball. He also wont play golf so he has no idea.

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