Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The new World Champions in Double are found!!

Report from the World Championships 2017 in Denmark – Doubles

A lovingly cultured course with stunning greens welcomed the participants on the first day in Varde. As the defending champions in the doubles did not take part, every double was ready to fill the vacant position. After an amazing first round the german double Marinus „the German Adler“ Stadler and Hans „Niedermeister“ Niedermeier went 4 kicks in front of the swedish guys Markus Thurlin and Erik Lundin followed by four danish doubles including the top favourite double Ronnie Hansen / Bent Sandfeld. With the best first round Niedermeier and Stadler captured a health and beauty voucher to have the chance to refresh themselves after an exhausting tournament.

The women started the doubles competition on Varde’s „forest of footballgolf“. A german/danish combination (Lisa Grewing / Randi Laursen) united all their qualities to catch the leading position with a round of -9. The second part mixed the starting field to a new leaderboard, but nobody overtook Grewing and Laursen. In the hunt before the last round: Ane Bjerke / Tanja Kristiansen.

The male players also had to pass Varde’s „forest of footballgolf“, where Hansen and Sandfeld started their pursuit race with a round of -16, so that the gap to the leaders was only 2 kicks.

Thursday afternoon the tension got even higher: the players were ready to rumble in the final of the doubles competition. And the final took place on the most difficult 18 holes of the whole world championship ending with one of the highest volcanoes the footballgolf world has ever seen. In the end it was a duel betwenn the german double Stadler / Niedermeier and the danish double Hansen / Sandfeld. With an amazing round of -12 Sandfeld and Hansen came with a 2-kick-lead to the volcano. Stadler and Niedermeier have already finished the volcano with a 2, which put a lot of pressure on Sandfeld and Hansen, who needed at least a 3 to avoid a play off for the title. Sandfeld kept his nerves and finished the fight for the title perfectly. Congratulations to the new world champions! With a total score of 177 (-37) they were two kicks ahead of Stadler and Niedermeier. Simon Secher Jensen and Allan Duus completed the podium with a remarkable score of 186!

In the last round of the women’s doubles world’s number one Ane Bjerke and her partner Tanja Kristiansen did not give a chance to their concurrence. With an amazing final round Ane and Tanja jumped from place 2 to the win of the world champion title. The danish double Diana Hermansen and Mette Stisen finished on the second place. For the third place a playoff was needed to find the third podium double. Grewing and Laursen, who dominated the field before the last round secured themselves a brilliant tournament and won the playoff against Britta Alminde and Marianne Balsgaard. Congratulations to all the winners!

Hope to see you soon again,


Sven Mayer

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World Rank - Top 5
Pos Nation Player Name Points
1. BOLLERUP, Anders 968.00
2. SANDFELD, Bent 909.00
3. HANSEN, Ronnie 538.25
4. STADLER, Marinus 491.00
5. SECHER JENSEN, Simon 483.50

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