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Off to Odense 5: Christian Due Maglemose


Denmark 13 Aug 2009 at 09:14 | Published by: Hans | Views: 5091 | News search

Off to Odense 5: Christian Due Maglemose
Christian due Maglemose with his Team in Tampere  (Photo by Christian due Maglemose 2008)

Interview with Christian Due Maglemose, Head Coach of Denmark

HB: First of all thank you for letting Minigolfnews interview you.

HB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to those who donít know you. Who is Christian due Maglemose?


CM: I am a man who spends a lot of time at Minigolf, but with a big problem. I have a long way to a Minigolf lane so now I see way to much TV. I also like to speak my mind and sometimes that's gives some problems, but that's the way it is. I really like to work with Minigolf and hope to carry on with that many years.

Short trivia:

Profession: Unemployed

Year of birth: 1967

Start of Minigolf career: 1978

Make of club: Benny putter or Ryner by Nifo

Favourite ball: Cl 3- d85- 3d 443

Favourite surface: Eternit

Technical tip: Practice different stokes on home lanes even if they don't make aces.

Coaching Tip: Try to keep it serious and still have a bit of fun with the players

HB: For how long have you been the Head Coach of Denmark?

CM: This is my third year.

HB: Which has been your best moment so far as Head Coach?

CM: It must be this year in Finland when we got silver at the men's Team at the Nordic Championships.

HB: And which was the toughest moment so far as Head Coach?

CM: There has been some though moments but in the end it turned out fine and I will say that the toughest challenge is getting more players to use more time at Minigolf.

HB: How long are you planning to stay in this position?

CM: Right now I am ready to stay as long as they want me, but who knows.

HB: You are soon to leave for the World Championship as the Head Coach of the home team. Do you feel any pressure from the rest of Denmark to make a success?

CM: No, because we are a new nation on felt and I am thinking that many Danes know that we are going to do the best we can. And if we do that, its fine with them.

HB: What are your expectations of the performance on Team Denmark in Odense?

CM: I hope we get a place about 5-7, but I don't really know how good the other nations are on felt.

HB: Is the team nominated as you expected before this season or is there any new challengers in the squad?

CM: I had one player that could not play and in the last moment I got the man who got silver at the DM on felt to play, so let's see.

HB: What are your favourites for medals in the Team Competition on menís and ladies side?

CM: It would be correct to say nobody, but I have to say Sweden in both categories.

HB: Are there any nations or players that you think will have a breakthrough this year?

CM: There is one player and that's the new one from Sweden Filiph Svensson.

HB: Can you mention any favorites as you see it for the individual medals in Odense?

CM: In the men I will say Anders Olsson, CJ Ryner and Harald Erlbruch. In the ladies class I don't know, but perhaps Sandra Weaver.

HB: Which of the home team players will have the best chance on a good position you think?

CM: I don't want to name one or two players here, because we come as a team and we play as a team.

HB: There has been much discussion on the Internet about the new KO modus played in the individual finals at international championships. What is your opinion about the KO-modus?

CM: I don't like it. If it was up to me we should change back to the old system

HB: What is your opinion on the limited training time allowed in Odense?

CM: I must say that I don't understand it. I think its way to expensive to make some new lanes every time we should arrange a championship. So why do we do it here. And also as Head Coach of Denmark I think we are not getting any advantage being the home team.

HB: What is your opinion about the concept of playing championships indoors?

CM: If you want to play indoors put the tournament on another time of year. Perhaps its will not be a problem this time, but what if its good weather and we are going to spend 10 days with sunshine outside in a warm indoors arena.

HB: Do you know if it will be lots of spectators coming to the games that are not closely related to Minigolf?

CM: No I don't, but I hope.

HB: How has the marketing of the event been conducted in Denmark? Is there a media interest? Will there be any TV-channels?

CM: I really don't know that much about this.

HB: Have you been part of the organization team and if so how well prepared is the organization?

CM: No I havenít. I would have liked to be in on something, but that's one thing we could have made better I think.

HB: How will the audience sitting in the arena be able to follow the results that the players are doing?

CM: I have never seen the arena inside so I don't know, but its a big sports arena.

HB: Do you think that in the future other events will follow the concept of Odense?

CM: I think it's going to be hard for others to do this again, because it's very expensive and a really big job to do it. I also think that if WMF or EMF is going to tell a nation what to do, they have to put some money in it.

If I look at the concept as Head Coach for the home nation this is, as a I said before, not any advantage for the home players. And I don't understand the argument that it will be the same for all players, because it will never be the same for all players.

HB: Again thanks for participating a good luck with the team in Odense.

CM: Thanks! Looking forward to see you all in Odense



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Switzerland 12 Aug 2009 at 08:53 | views: 5710 | Comments: 1

Interview with Wolfgang Wicki, Head Coach of Switzerland HB: First of all thank you for letting Minigolfnews interview you. WW: Thank you too. HB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to those who donít know you. Who is Wolfgang ...
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Brad Lebo wins 35th Elton Davis Memorial Classic

United States of America 11 Aug 2009 at 20:15 | views: 4717 | Comments: 1

Brad Lebo won the 35th annual Elton Davis Memorial Classic, after tied score and play-off against Jeff Carr. Lebo and Carr played 8 rounds with total score 206 (average 25.75). Greg Newport and Allen Wall shared the third place with total score 208. Elton Davis ...
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Donate equipment to new minigolf countries in Odense?

World 11 Aug 2009 at 15:40 | views: 4582 | Comments: 0

The national teams will travel to Odense on Thursday of this week. If you live in the same town with some national team player, you still have the chance to donate some minigolf equipment to be brought to Odense, to be given to players or conference delegates of ...
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Off to Odense 3: Pasi Aho

Off to Odense 3: Pasi Aho

Finland 11 Aug 2009 at 10:02 | views: 5691 | Comments: 0

Interview with Pasi Aho, Head Coach of Finland, HB: First of all thank you for letting Minigolfnews interview you. HB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to those who donít know you. Who is Pasi Aho? PA: Just a regular guy from ...
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