E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Finland  Axel

14 Oct 2017 at 04:31

Thanks! And sure, feel free to share, that is kind of why I made it as a public page.

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

17 Oct 2017 at 13:28

Congrats to Tony V. He joins the short list of players who have won both the USPMGA Masters and the Professional Putters Association National...

Go to latest comment »



LATEST GALLERIES   More »

Minigolfnews   42 photos |
Suggestions for Photo of the Year 2013 vote

Germany   21 photos | Bad Munder
World Championships Training

Russian Federation   27 photos | Sochi
Youth Russian Championships



LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 271 views | 0 comments

14 Oct 2017 at 02:58

The Heat is on...


United States of America  PatPenguin | 328 views | 0 comments

12 Oct 2017 at 03:14

Mastering the Masters...


United Kingdom  Sheila | 169 views | 0 comments

10 Oct 2017 at 21:16

Lemon Meringue Pizza - the....


All blogs »



POLL

Will any team that won a major international team competition this year repeat as champs in 2017?


- Yes - Sweden (Nations Cup)

- Yes - Germany (U23 Nations Cup)

- Yes - Other Team Tournaments

- Yes - All of them!

- No


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 11 votes, since 01 Jan 2017.

Recent polls »

The new Swedish Senior Head Coach: Interview with Lars Josefsson


Sweden 04 Jul 2012 at 23:10 | Published by: Hans | Views: 4147 | News search

The new Swedish Senior Head Coach: Interview with Lars Josefsson
Lars Josefsson is the new head coach of the Swedish Oldtimers Team  (Photo by Lars Josefsson 2012)


Interview with Lars Josefsson (LJ), Swedens new Oldtimers Coach

This interview was done the 4th of July 2012. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB).

HB: First of all congratulations to the appointment to be the new national head coach of the Swedish oldtimers team, taking over from Stig Pettersson after the August Championships. What are your feelings for the assignment?

LJ: Thank you very much. It is of course a great honor to take over a Swedish national team and also a great challenge.

HB: Can you tell our readers who is Lars Josefsson?

LJ: I am 41 years old and live in Gothenburg with my partner Linda, our children and our newest addition to the family, a Jack Russell dog. I work as a preschool director, a job that I just recently started.

HB: You are quite young to lead a bunch of oldtimers, with 41 years not even an oldtimers yourself. How do you think this will work to be the youngest in the crew leading all the others?

LJ: Exciting. But I think that age does not matter so much, it's probably more about personality. It is important to be able to inspire and support the team and that we set common goals that we as a group can all stand behind.

HB: You are living with one of the stars of the Swedish Team Linda Lundberg. Will that affect how you act during the tournaments and the nominations?

LJ: No. I think it is important when working with groups that you see to all the participants and treat them equal no matter what other personal relationships you might have outside the group.

HB: How do you think your leadership will differ from you successor Stig Pettersson?

LJ: I have not been involved in the Stig's successful years as coach, so I cannot comment on differences in our leadership. I will be myself and do what I think will be best for the team.

HB: At the annual meeting for the Swedish Federation you were elected in the board for the first time. What are your impressions of the board work in the Swedish federation so far?

LJ: It is a well-functioning federation trying to constantly come up with new creative ideas.

HB: You are one of the responsible for the youth group in the Swedish federation and now you will work with the oldtimers also. Is there a difference in the leadership needed for the two groups?

LJ: The younger ones are a bit more curious perhaps. But basically it's probably no difference, groups need clarity and structure no matter how young or old people are.

HB: You are also the chairman of your club, Gullbergsbro. Last year you invested in an artificial grass MOS course instead of the felt course. Can you tell us about how that has turned out for the club in terms of financials and sporty wise?

LJ: That's right, we built a MOS course last year. We felt as a club that we had to do something about the decreasing visits to our path. A year later, we feel that it has given us a tremendous boost. The outcome is more visitors and increasing revenues by 40% and also a lot of new members.

HB: Again a big congratulation to the appointment and good luck with the team in the future!

LJ: Thank you!



SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


Listen to the official Swedish Championship song

Sweden 03 Jul 2012 at 23:34 | views: 3330 | Comments: 0

This year the Swedish Championship is played in the city of Kalmar in the south east of Sweden. The organization team of the Championship has been working very hard to make the competitions a success. Many interesting initiatives like extra price money, interviews ...
Read more »

Listen to the official Swedish Championship song

Sibelius Park MGK to represent Finland in EC

Sibelius Park MGK to represent Finland in EC

Finland 03 Jul 2012 at 15:44 | views: 3102 | Comments: 1

This weekend the Finnish Championships on Beton was played in Vaasa. It was both an individual competition and also the team competition in order to represent Finland in the European Cup in Vizela in October. In the individual competition the best players was ...
Read more »

Olivia Propokova wins Czech Open again

Czech Republic 02 Jul 2012 at 18:03 | views: 3416 | Comments: 0

The lady MOS star from Czech Republic, Olivia Propokova, once again wins her home competition, the Czech Open. This year her main rival was the Swedish MOS specialist Rickard Lockner who was only one stroke behind in the end. All in all 41 players ...
Read more »

Olivia Propokova wins Czech Open again

Niord best in Skoghall at last

Niord best in Skoghall at last

Sweden 02 Jul 2012 at 17:02 | views: 3240 | Comments: 0

This weekend the 13th International competition was played at the beton courses in Skoghall. This year the competition had a big starting field of 112 players from Sweden and Norway. This tournament has become the most important beton yearly competition in ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 21 Oct 2017 (2 days)

37. Südtirol Trophäe


 21 Oct 2017 (1 day)

NZMGF proleague - round 7


 26 Oct 2017 (1 day)

Filz Challenge


 27 Oct 2017 (2 days)

47. Raiffeisen Trophäe


 29 Oct 2017 (1 day)

Efterarsstaevnet


 04 Nov 2017 (1 day)

30 Stunden-Marathon


 04 Nov 2017 (1 day)

33. Trofeo San Martino





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 13 Oct 2017

36. St. Prokulus Trophäe

 12 Oct 2017

USPMGA Masters

 12 Oct 2017

9. St. Zeno Trophäe

 08 Oct 2017

Welsh Open

 08 Oct 2017

Abschlussturnier 2017

 08 Oct 2017

Askims BGK MOS

 24 Sep 2017

44. Staffelseepokalturnier




LATEST NEWS

United States of America 16 Oct 2017 at 19:31 | PatPenguin
Tony Varnadore Wins 2017 USPMGA Master’s

Portugal 09 Oct 2017 at 14:21 | PatPenguin
Meet the new competition - Minigolf Tour 2017

Sweden 02 Oct 2017 at 20:27 | Sheila
Gunnar Shoots His Way to World Glory

Croatia (Hrvatska) 28 Sep 2017 at 13:17 | PatPenguin
Minigolf World Champions Conclude in Croatia

United States of America 26 Sep 2017 at 13:17 | PatPenguin
First Time Winner Highlights Matterhorn International Pro-Am

Czech Republic 24 Sep 2017 at 21:04 | Sheila
An Interview with Katerina Reed - Woman

Croatia (Hrvatska) 19 Sep 2017 at 14:24 | PatPenguin
Minigolf World Championships to be Held September 20 to 23

United States of America 16 Sep 2017 at 04:53 | PatPenguin
Lee Stoddard Wins 24th Maine State Dolphin Open

Croatia (Hrvatska) 14 Sep 2017 at 14:27 | PatPenguin
Minigolfers Storm to Victory in Croatia

Croatia (Hrvatska) 11 Sep 2017 at 05:19 | PatPenguin
World Adventure Golf Masters and World Deaf Championships to be Played

Portugal 10 Sep 2017 at 23:11 | PatPenguin
Portuguese Athletes Confirmed in the World Championships Deaf Players