Some golf shopping in Athens

Trying the new clothes on

Trying the new clothes on

At the very first day of our Georgia tour last year, on the route to Athens from Atlanta, on the half way we saw a huge PGA superstore and noted it on our to do list on top. As a limited experienced golfers and coming from a country that do not have even a one tenth of such a huge store, you may guess how we felt like “children at Disney” and bought a trunk full of clothes, accessories and things I still do not know how to use.

First let's take some energy

First let’s take some energy

And than run to the store

And than run to the store

We were very keen to try all we bought, but we had two little problem. One is, it was hot like hell in the beginning of July in Athens and second we did not have our clubs with us.

University of Georgia Golf Club driving range

University of Georgia Golf Club driving range

Of course these did not avoid us to give it a try, so we went to the University of Georgia Golf Club at a late afternoon time and rent the clubs from the club house. Unfortunately I can not say it was wonderful, because of the hot weather and the rented clubs being very old and used. So after one basket we felt like going to a cool restaurant and enjoy a fine dinner (yes…again).

Next: Etienne in Athens, what we dreamed of after golf.

Just returned from a USA trip

Hello my dear followers. You must have noticed that I’ve not written for a couple of weeks. That’s because, we were in US for two long weeks, and just returned yesterday. Lots of things will be written in the coming months, but for now let me give you some hints:

Visited some Atlanta highlights

Visited some Atlanta highlights

Ate "some" junk food

Ate “some” junk food…

...and some wine and dine

…and some wine and dine

 

...together with some fancy drinks

…together with some fancy drinks

 

Walked on the trails to be able to stay fit

Walked on the trails to be able to stay fit

 

Did some golf shopping...

Did some golf shopping…

...and tested the items we bought

…and tested the items we bought

Of course did not miss the World Cup 2014

Of course did not miss the World Cup 2014

A couple of days at ocean coast

A couple of days at ocean coast

Stayed in some old Inns

Stayed in some old Inns

And finally visited some old houses

And finally visited some old houses

Make sure to follow to learn the details.

After a week of golf

We finally returned from our 5 days of golf holiday in Belek. We had a great time, lots of sunshine, with lots of golfing and a nice stay in MaxxRoyal hotel.

Relaxing garden of our hotel

Relaxing garden of our hotel

However, although it has been nearly 4 years now, since we started this golf thing, we still are not good enough to have a handicap card. Very very upset about it. Still taking lessons, to improve our swings and still any two of our hits are not he same. Some balls prefer to go right, some to left, but very rarely to where we target.

Morning practice at pitching area

Morning practice at pitching area

Our hotel  MaxxRoyal had a very nice golfing area named Montgomary. But since our trainer was in Carya, we drove to Carya Golf Club, everyday. For 2 hours in the mornings, we did some practice at driving range, some pitching and chipping. After lunch we started to play 9-hole, but very rarely we all could finish it, as each hole takes more than half an hour for three of us to get to green.

Not-so-fancy scorecards

Not-so-fancy scorecards

Decision number 1: We still have  lots of room for improvement

Decision number 2: 6-hours- a -day of golfing, is not enough not to gain weight.

The cost of this holiday to me is 1,5 kg of extra weight. might this be the reason?

Chocolate fundue

Chocolate fundue

Energy before tee time

Energy before tee time

On our final day, we only had the morning to play golf, so we visited the golf club of our hotel, and hit 2 baskets at driving range.

Morning walk

Morning walk

 

Montgomary Golf Club

Montgomary Golf Club

The lonely beach in winter

The lonely beach in winter

 

 

 

 

 

Let a golf holiday start

Maxxroyal Belek

Maxxroyal Belek

Good morning from our hotel room. we are off to Belek, Antalya for a week of golf. Hope to improve our swings and play 18- hole at least twice, for the first time. My target for 2014 is to have a handicap card finally.

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Today we are at Karya golf club