As the current chairman Aswin does his Erasmus semester in Turin you might ask the question: Is there anything else than golf? The obvious answers from our PGA pro Andrew is obviously “no”.
Halve way September Aswin moved for Turin for 5 months to do his international semester at the Politecnico di Torino. Without a chairman the association cannot function anymore and, therefore, Yvo will function as chairman for the first halve a year. During this time Aswin will miss: Andrew, 5 shoot-outs, 2 HyTEPS events, 1 Christmas dinner, approximately 44 club hours, beer, BaCo and most importantly “golf”. So if he will miss all those things, what does he get in return and is Andrews “obvious” answer still that obvious in the end.
So apart from the negative side, Turin might also give some things in return. First of all, Turin located in Piemonte is known for their “aperativo”, which basically means free food. By taking an aperativo you buy a nice cocktail, long island ice-tea for example. Then you are allowed to try all the house it’s specialties which are presented on a big table. Most often this includes pizza, pasta and tiramisu. Furthermore the region Piemonte is known for Barolo wine, Truffles, Nutella and the foundation of the Vermouth. Finally, Piemonte contains a lot of skiing areas which will open soon, including the bars with beer and Jägermeister. But does this outweigh all the losses?
This question was again asked to Andrew, which responded “no” without any doubt. However, Andrew who has only seen Panama except from a golf course in his life, might be a bit narrow minded. The question was answered by somebody else. “Turin, a nice place in Italy which is the most polluted city in Europe is very nice. I love to inhale dirty air and as a student I’m used to eat pizza and pasta each and every day. Furthermore, I am the guy that is really into discovering old historical monuments of which there are a lot in Italy.” Said Aswin who has never seen a 6000 year old “hunebed” in Drenthe. Finally, Aswin said he misses playing golf: “Standing 4-6 hours a week on a driving range while playing handicap 31.5, wasting hours of Andrews valuable time and knowing that Jordy is drinking all the free beers. That’s a difficult time, people have to understand that”.
According to the final answer given by Aswin we may conclude that not playing golf is a huge loss in somebody’s life. Especially, if you lose the opportunity to play at E.S.G.V. De Club. Finally, we may conclude that our “Big A” was again right.