Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ice golf in Siberia!...go while the dollar is strong!

My friend Pavel wanted me to know about a once-in-lifetime golf adventure that he is promoting thru his travel company for a truly unique experience at the far reaches of the Earth.

Although one might think going out to your local muni in New Jersey might offer the same experience...I don't think the trek would be near as awesome!

Irkutsk, Russia, February 2016. If people play grass hockey then why not play ice golf?

From March 15 to March 20, 2016 in the heart of Russia, on the land of mysterious Siberia, International Ice Golf Festival will be commemorating its 12th anniversary. The goal of Baikal Ice Golf 2016 is to provide golf players and travelers from all over the world with an opportunity to broaden their golf experience, challenge themselves to play golf on the ice and snow surface of the fascinating lake Baikal and draw the attention of the international community to unique recreational and sports opportunities available at lake Baikal.
Here, at lake Baikal, you can gain brand-new experience taking part in training sessions and an exciting golf tournament on the ice/snow golf course created by Nature herself. 

The festival's location is the bay of Maloye Morye and Olkhon Island.

Each training round takes place near a certain natural landmark of the lake. The participants of the festival will be able to evaluate the difficulty level of the golf course created by the unique nature of Baikal: ice-holes in ice grottos, ice cracks and hummocks and sandbars. The participants will have to overcome all of these natural obstructions. Besides all that, one of the training sessions will take place on the surface of the deepest spot of Baikal (1637 meters/5370 feet).

The doors of the festival are always open for golf beginners and for all those who dream to see the legendary lake Baikal.

For more information, go to: International Baikal Ice Golf Festival which 1will be held from March 15 to March 20, 2016. 

Keep it in the short...uh...snowflakes!


1 comment:

Henry said...

Sound like a good training. With all those shivering it is hard for me to make shots and puts .. i hope this training will get me adopted to this cold conditions.. sure i ll join this