Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | June. 13. 2018 | 02:00

The Arctic Open on June 20th-June 23rd 2018

A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many enthusiasts and few golfers have experienced this delight. But now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round the clock golf in mid-summer at high latitudes. The Akureyri Golf Club hosts this tournament which is known as The Arctic Open Golf Championship. It is an international event which attracts golfers from various parts of the world. Highest number of international players so far is 120 participants. We have had players from all four corners of the world which has given us a great pleasure and from the ever increasing number of enquiries, we assume Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | March. 16. 2018 | 21:00

Victory for Ragnhildur at Pinehurst!!!

Three Icelandic ladies competed in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, a tournament where 8 US University teams competed: Eastern Kentucky, Richmond, Gonzaga, Boston University, The University of Lousiana at Monroe, Longwood, Bucknell and Southern New Hampshire. The tournament took place at Pinehurst no. 8 in North Carolina, March 14th-16th 2018. The Icelanders taking part in the tournament were: Ragnhildur Kristinsdóttir, from Golf Club Reykjavík, competing with her team Eastern Kentucky University (EKU); Eva Karen Björnsdóttir, from Golf Club Reykjavík and her team from The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) and Særós Eva Óskarsdóttir, from The Golf Club of Kópavogur and Garðabær (GKG) in Iceland and her team, Boston University. Ragnhildur held Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | March. 8. 2018 | 21:00

Guðrún Brá in the footsteps of Eddie Pepperell

Guðrún Brá Björgvinsdóttir, from Golf Club Keilir in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland is taking part in the Patsy Hankins Cup. The tournament takes place on March 8.-10. 2018 at the Doha GC, in Qatar. As everyone knows Eddie Pepperell won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters tournament on the European Tour at the same location. Especially memorable is the bogey he got at the 400 m, par-4 12th hole there. Guðrún Brá stepped in Pepperells footsteps as you can see on the main photo accompanying this article. You can follow the score at the Patsy Hankins Cup by CLICKING HERE:

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 26. 2018 | 07:00

LET: Valdís Þóra in 3rd Place at the Ladies Classic Bonville in Australia!!!

Icelandic professional golfer, Valdís Þóra Jónsdóttir, from the Golf Club Leynir in Akranes, Iceland, had a marvelous result at the Ladies Classic Bonville in Bonville, New South Wales, Australia. The tournament took place at the Bonville Golf Resort, February 22nd-25th 2018. To see the beautiful setting of the Bonville golf course CLICK HERE:  She took 3rd place in the tournament with a total score of 7 under par, 282 strokes (69 70 72 70). When there were only 6 holes to play, Valdís Þóra was tied in 3rd place along with Daniela Holmqvist from Sweden, England´s Holly Clyburn and Nanna Coertz Madsen from Denmark, all with a score of 5 Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 18. 2018 | 18:00

Icelandic names and naming practice

The following is taken from the Iceandic Statistics: The analysis of naming practice in Iceland shows that: *only 200 given names (eiginnöfn) account for the names of almost 80% of the male or female population *more than 35% of people less than 30 years old inherit some of their grandparents’ given names. This percentage is higher for older generations *over 8% of people less than 50 years old inherit some of their parents’ names, more often men than women. The percentage is about the same for older generations *newborns’ names in Iceland are correlated to popular names from sports (football, handball), music and film around 82% of people have patronymics Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 7. 2018 | 08:00

The Challenge Tours profile of Axel Bóasson

The Icelander Axel Bóasson is born on June 3rd 1990 and thus 27 years old. Here in Iceland he´s been a member of Golf Club Keilir, since he was 8 years old and he is of a very well known golf family in Iceland, where almost everyone plays golf except his grandmother. For the past two years Axel has played on the Nordic Golf League and succeeded in being ranked no. 1 on the Tour´s Order of Merit. Axel is Iceland´s highest ranked male golfer; i.e. he is no. 454 on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) list. Because of his success on the Nordic Golf League Axel is now Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 7. 2018 | 07:00

“Anything is possible in Iceland” – Letter w/hand-drawn map instead of address arrives at its destination

Although Iceland is having a moment as a top travel destination, it hasn’t lost its small village charm. A letter with a hand-drawn map in place of a written-out address was mailed to a farm in Hvammssveit, West Iceland. Not only did it get processed through the mail system, it was successfully delivered to the correct address! This incredible feat of postal service, which recently surfaced on Reddit, consisted of an envelope labeled with the country, city name, and the line “A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and 3 kids and a lot of sheep.” In case there were several farms which fit this description, the envelope sender included Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 7. 2018 | 04:00

Valdís Þóra took part in the Oates Vic Open

Valdís Þóra Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic professional golfer, who currently plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET). She took part in The Oates Vic Open, the first LET tournament in 2018, held in co-operation with the ALPG. The Oates Vic took place on February 1st-4th 2018 on Tony Cashmore´s beautiful Beach and Creek Courses in the 13th Beach Golf Club in Barwon Head, Victoria, Australia. Valdís Þóra got through the cut after the 2nd round but unfortunately missed the second cut after the 3rd round. Altogether Valdís Þóra had a score of 7 over par, 226 strokes (73 74 79) and was T-53; only the top 36 made the 2nd Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 7. 2018 | 03:00

About the PGA of Iceland

Until 1988, there were almost exclusively English golf teachers in Iceland. The exception was Thorvald Ásgeirsson who had been involved in golf for years. The golf teachers who came to Iceland to teach had common ground in great competition and they were interested in competing under the banner of Iceland. It was the catalyst that brought John Drummond, Reyjavík Golf Club (1984 – 1991), David Barnwell, Akureyri Golf Club (1986 – still in operation in Iceland) and Phill Hunter, Regional Golf Club (1986-1996), together and they began to discuss the establishment of PGA Iceland. They formed the PGA of Iceland in the winter of 1988. The PGA Golf Teachers’ College and GSI Read more

Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir | February. 6. 2018 | 18:00

Ólafía Þórunn finished T-26 in the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Iceland´s Ólafía Þórunn Kristíndóttir had a great finish on the first LPGA-tournament of 2018, The Pure Silk Bahamans LPGA Classic. The tournament took place on January 25th-28th on the Ocean golfcourse in Nassau, Bahamas. Ólafía Þórunn finished the last 6 holes which were left of her 2nd round, 4 under par and then finished the 3rd round 5 under par, 68 strokes. All in all Ólafía Þórunn finished the Pure Silk tournament with a total of 1 under par, 218 strokes (77 73 68) and had a shared 26th place along with: Sweden´s Pernilla Lindberg, Mirim Lee from South-Korea and Solheim Cup players Charley Hull from Team Europe and Ryann Read more