Ski and golf worlds collie as the Streif transforms into a golf course
Last updated on 27.06.2022
‘Golf the Streif‘ sees ski stars like Worley, Lizeroux and Grange golfing on the Hahnenkamm
Once a year, the Hahnenkamm becomes a golf mecca as ‘Golf the Streif’ makes it possible to defeat the world’s most legendary downhill course with a golf club. This year’s event took place on 23 June 2022, and saw several prominent ski stars, footballers, bobsleigh world champions and passionate golfers all compete at this one-of-a-kind annual tournament. The event concluded with a presentation of the new Hahnenkamm Race poster, designed by recognised Austrian artist Dominik Schubert.
‘Golf the Streif ‘- 23 June 2022
Formally known as ‘Streif Attack’, the event was renamed as ‘Golf the Streif’ in 2022. Combining the adrenaline of the Streif with the precision of golf, the event is a must for connoisseurs of the sport. After breakfast at the start house, groups of four play 12-holes along the downhill racecourse. The best-placed ball serves as a reference for the next shot. A short stop at the Seidlalm provides a breather before the challenging traverse to the finish. The winner is the team with the fewest strokes. It is worth noting this is not a harmless undertaking for the caddies, which is why they are equipped with helmets along the course. Players who achieve a Hole in One, longest drive, or get their ball nearest to the Pin are also rewarded with special prizes.
Hahnenkamm meets guests of honour
As a traditional prelude, the Kitzbühel Ski Club, together with BTV Chairman Gerhard Burtscher, presented the poster for the 83rd Hahnenkamm Race 2023. This year’s chosen artist, Dominik Schubert, created a feminine and abstract representation. The bold concept was ceremoniously unveiled amid great enthusiasm from those present.
Kitzbühel Tourism welcomed the ski stars of the French National Team as special guests of honour. Tessa Worley, Jean-Baptiste Grange, and Julien Lizeroux took off together with K.S.C. Secretary General Jan Überall as the second flight. Tennis World Champion, Tobias Schiegl, Football legend, Roland Hattenberger, former tennis talent, Thomas Weirather, SnowGolf World Champion, Adi Hengstberger as well as Olympic champions, Hanni Weirather-Wenzl and Fritz Strobl also took the opportunity to attend the event.
Golf Festival Kitzbühel 2023
The Golf Festival Kitzbühel 2023 will take place from 18-25 June. As part of the 20th anniversary festival, the next ‘Golf the Streif’ will be played on Thursday 22 June 2023. Early booking is essential.