Quintuple, the fantasy of Rasmus Højgaard.

Quintuple, the fantasy of Rasmus Højgaard.

Rasmus Højgaard went through hell on hole n ° 2 of the albatross at the National Golf. 3 times Denmark’s ball entered the penalty area. But the triple winner on the DP World Tour, just 21 years old, showed great bravery to maintain his lead in the standings.

Something to be very proud of.

Rasmus Højgaard, results

To recover from such a “Bérézina” requires special perseverance. Starting with a 6-stroke lead, Rasmus Højgaard sent 3 shots into the water from Albatross hole n°2 and sank on this formidable number 3.

The tee times were excellent though and the players played well for the most part. Result, a five-fold that put all of his opponents in the running. But Denmark, the 3rd youngest winner in the history of European tourism, was not defeated.

He regained control of the tournament at the start of the final round when he was overtaken by Paul Bargeon in the standings on the next hole. Le Golf National de France Golf Course is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, in the Vlynes department in the Île-de-France region.

It consists of two 18-hole courses: the Albatross, which hosts top-level tournaments, the Eagle for golfers of all levels, and the 9-hole “school” course, the Oiselet. In the year From the early 1980s, the new president of the French Golf Federation, Claude Roger Cartier, emphasized the importance of major tournaments, and especially in Europe, to build a permanent venue where the Open de France could be built.

This then turns to French architect Hubert Chesneau, then president of the National Sports Commission, who established a course without specifying its location. The Severiano Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus exhibition tournament at La Bulli Golf Course has been successful and I wish to speed up the work.

Hubert Chesney then offered land for three towns southwest of Paris: Guyancourt, Magny-les-Hameau and Saint-Quintin-en-Yvelines. The latter was already involved in the construction of buildings in the new town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and managed to convince the mayors of the three municipalities.

In May 1986, with the help of Pierre Thévenin, he drew up plans for two 18-hole courses, a driving range, a training centre, a hotel and the headquarters of the French Federation. This project was presented to Christian Berglin, Minister of State for Youth and Sports at Claude Cartier, to the Regional Council of Île-de-France and to Paul-Louis Tenaillon, President of the Council of the Yvelines Department, who give their approval to the reality.


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