Golf is out of season in Scandinavia at Advent due to the deep frozen ground and normally a couple of feet of snow on top. But my wife and I were at our vacation house in Sweden this weekend and it brought up some memories. At the doorstep we found the local golf club magazine for Christmas and guess what was one of the headlines: I was one of only two club members who have had a Hole in One this year. Even if it was a bit cold and dark outside, I easily remembered that day, the 12th of July when I had my first Hole in One at the hole 16th with my iron 5 club. A lovely warm sunny day and another quality time with my wife. Closing my eyes and thinking of it, I could remember that exciting moment when the ball 165 meter ahead disappeared in the ground and this time by the flag. I remember the smell of grass, the brightness in the sky and the sensational feeling. Time stood still and I was so very much alive – me at my best.
On Saturday we visited the club house and found this shield with my name on – as you can see in the picture. I know it is bragging, but I wanted to give you the proof of the pudding. And no, I don’t have a problem hearing – it is my hands free headset :-) as I always am ready for connecting with people.
The rest of the weekend was dedicated to Christmas preparation as we where shopping, decorating the house and prepared for our stay with the rest of the family the week between Christmas and New Year. As we walked through the city decorated for Christmas with lights and Santa in all size and shapes announcing their gift suggestions, my mind took me back to my childhood. The advent time and the anticipation, the smell of ‘gløgg’ (a warm Scandinavian Christmas drink) and smiling faces all over the town. It’s less than two weeks to the big evening and I’m glad I’m as childish as to feel it touch my heart and soul. The life would be less worth living without this advent sensation and that goes for my first Hole in One too:-)