I have been driving from Linz to Salzburg for every training session since 2016. 2019 I played 21 tournaments and I was exempted from class on 45 days. 60 tournament days were scheduled for 2020 season, a lot of them abroad. All planned international tournaments were canceled, but it became 49 tournament days in the end and I invested 4,3 hours a day in my sport.
Every year the costs are increasing enormously. In the past I played the same clubs once for 4 years, currently I have to replace my wedges after 8 months. Multi-round tournaments have long been the exception, today this is common: arrival - training day - 3-4 tournament days - departure. Increasingly abroad. Since 2020 I also take part in professional tournaments.
GC Donau and the Austrian Golf Association support me as good as possible, but there remains a significant and constantly growing financing gap that we have to finance by ourselve. And although we pay a lot of attention to our expenses, even in 2020 this was about 15,000 euros.