2019 European Tour Tracker

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This week: Made in Denmark

What: European Tour Event: Made in Denmark
Where: Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort
Miles Travelled:

3,680 miles

My Role This Week:

I’m the Press Officer for Made in Denmark presented by FREJA. This week I’m looking after local media requests, helping arrange interviews for our broadcast partners and producing reports from the tournament.

Short Description:

It was a painful 3.45am alarm on Monday as I packed up my OGIO bags and set off from Gatwick Airport to Aalborg, via Copenhagen. It’s the first time I’ve worked at Made in Denmark presented by FREJA and I’m sure the early start will be worth it, as I’ve heard a lot of good things about the fantastic atmosphere at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

It all looks very peaceful now but things will be very different at the famous 16th hole this weekend as 3,000 fans pack into the natural amphitheatre known as Himmerland Hill. This tournament is renowned for fun fan interactions that bring the players closer to the passionate Danish crowds, and much of that happens around this 128 yard par three hole. I’ve heard that it can sound more like there are 30,000 fans here – particularly if one of the home heroes oblige with an ace.

They are rightly proud of the achievements of Thomas Bjørn in this part of the world, particularly after the man known as the Great Dane led Europe to a thrilling 17.5 – 10.5 win over the United States in The 2018 Ryder Cup. The Made in Denmark promoters have found a great way to celebrate two of their country’s greatest exports – Captain Bjørn and Lego – with a giant replica of the Ryder Cup made from the famous bricks taking pride of place in the golf shop this week.

The European Tour has teamed up with Dreamhack this week to launch its first esports competition: the European eTour Championship. 15 million gamers around the world play World Golf Tour by Topgolf, and on Thursday and Friday eight of the best will go head-to-head in the tournament village at Himmerland for a prize fund of $5,000. Two of the players in the field this week – Espen Kofstad and Matthias Schwab – are also keen gamers, and they snapped up the chance to try out the set-up before the action got underway.

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