What a day! The day began in full fog. When I was driving towards St. Anton I already thought I wouldn’t see my balls flying in the fog, so close was the fog on the pass road.
Immediately after the Heinrich Findlkind gallery it was clear to me that I had worried for nothing, because in St. Anton there was no fog and the visibility was clear despite high clouds.
The welcome desk in St. Anton’s clubhouse had already been waiting for me with beautiful starter gifts: a beautiful Audi pitch fork and an Arlberg key ring, which has a coin with the Arlberg star to take out, which can be used as a ball marker and also as a coin for the shopping cheeks.
My flight colleagues – two experienced and sympathetic men – were ready for the start. So we went to the first tee: I could still do the usual warm-up exercises while the game leader gave us the instructions for our tournament. And then concentration and body tension for the first tee, which was very good for all three in my flight. We met Manuel Trappel on the way to the third hole – he is golf testimonial of Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH – who was already at tee 7. It’s great to be able to watch a professional tee off live and in this case to see that he doesn’t succeed in all strokes either.
You have to be fit for this course and have a good slope, because it goes quite uphill and downhill and the small ravines can be a real challenge.
At the third hole it was time: the sun has made its way through the clouds. Now it really warmed up the air and I could finally take off my jacket and felt the fine autumn warmth on my body. At the tee shot 4 my flight colleagues had to go even further up while I waited at the ladies tee shot. Now I had again time to look around me: from here one has a wonderful overview of the course.
Downhill to hole 4, lane 5 uphill again, lane 6 downhill over the wildly overgrown ravine and then lane 7 uphill again. Track 8 was again an experience for all three of us in my flight: the track is quite long to play across a steep meadow and then to play uphill again in a 90 degree corner. Despite the difficulty we were all three with the second shot on the green! Fully motivated we went over hole 9 to the club house and then immediately to the halfway catering to St. Christoph in the hospice. Here a soup duo waited for us: tomato soup and potato soup.