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Quick 18 with Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpnord reveals her biggest fear, dream foursome and lowest round, among other things.

Best golf tip or trip:  There are so many golf tips, I can’t choose one. So best golf trip would be Dubai. I would suggest to play the Emirates Golf Club, the Jumeirah, the Els Club and stay in the Westin Hotel.

Hidden Talent: I do not know if there is any hidden talent in this body!

Biggest fear: When it comes to golf, my biggest fear was last year when I thought I was never going to be able to play again when I was injured. I had a stress fracture and a broken rib in my back and I was out for about six months. I did this because of too much practicing.

Superstitions? I only play with Titleist number 1 and 2 balls. I have them only in golf. I always have to play with white tees.

Dream foursome: Richard Green (of course), George Clooney and my mum.

Favourite non-golf athlete: Roger Federer

What do you like / prefer to cook when you are at home with friends? I can cook chicken pasta and frozen pizza. The menu is nothing special.

Words to live by: I do not have really one but try to do the best every day.

Favourite club There is not any favourite club. They are all non favourites.

Favourite distance and shot you love to practice I love practicing short game and putting. I practice that a lot. But I am struggling with putting lately.

On your playlist: I like techno- dance music.

What do you do when you spend your time at the airports? I watch “Revenge” (It is an American TV drama series).

Favourite golfer: Richard Green, of course!

Lowest round ever -10, in South Africa.

Age I first broke 70 No idea.

What’s in your bag? Titleist driver, irons and wedges, Callaway woods and Odyssey putter. 2 practice sticks. And apart from that I’ve got contact lenses, balls, tees, a lot of pencils, sunscreen, headache tablets, rain gear, a cat from Richard’s parents (hanging from my golf bag) and Mr. Skippy (a kangaroo head cover)

Place where you would love to escape: Mauritius.

Any extravagance I am very weird... but I do not have any.

What is the quality you appreciate the most? Honesty and support.


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