Monday

Another First for Icelandic Golfer Olafur Loftsson

Ólafur Björn Loftsson Courtesy:  Charlotte Sports Information
A few months ago Ólafur Björn Loftsson, hit his first hole-in-one, in round 1 of the A-10 Championship.  His ace helped the Charlotte 49ers make history, winning a League-Record Sixth A-10 Men's Golf Title.

Then... just yesterday... the young man from Gardabaer, Iceland captured another history-making win at the Cardinal Amateur in Greensboro, NC.  That victory secured him a spot at this week's Wyndham Championship where he'll be the first Icelandic golfer ever to compete in a PGA Tour event.

Though not yet known for its professional golfers,  Iceland does have a unique and vibrant golf culture, with 65 courses, and an active national golf union.  The season...which generally runs from late May to early September... is somewhat short, but the days are long.  In fact, midnight golf is generally playable all over Iceland between June and the later part of July.

By the way, here's the video of Ólafur Loftsson's awesome ace.



...and for more on golf in Iceland check out the following:

The Iceland Open Experience: An Awesome Adventure

Golfer's Lament: When Iceland Lives Up to Its Name