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Men Player of the Year 2009: Interview with Jonas Gustafsson


Sweden 03 Mar 2010 at 20:38 | Published by: Hans | Views: 5073 | News search

Men Player of the Year 2009: Interview with Jonas Gustafsson
Jonas Gustafsson playing in the final in Odense 2009  (Photo by Hans Bergström 2009)

Interview with Jonas Gustafsson (JG), Sweden and Jönköping BGK

This interview was done the 2nd of March 2010. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB).

HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2009 which lead to the vote for “Men player of the Year” on Minigolfnews. How do you rank this award compared to others you already have won?

JG: Thank you very much! And also thanks to all people that voted for me! Hard to compare this to the victory of WC but of course, it´s always very nice to get an award like this!

HB: You won both the public vote and the expert jury vote. Which of them do you value the most?

JG: Difficult to chose one. But the public vote contents more people so I think I say that as my answer.

HB: Have your life changed in any way since you have become a World Champion? Are you recognized on the streets of your hometown?

JG: Ha-ha, maybe not recognized on the streets, but a lot of people in my town knows about minigolf at all and about that I won the WC: We have got a lot of articles and interviews in the newspaper and the local radio in the last year. Not only me, also Sandra Weaver and also the team in Elitserien.

HB: So how do you feel about the upcoming season? Will it be possible to find the motivation after a year of success such as last year?

JG: The motivation for the league play is higher than ever because we want to win the league for the first time! Right now my motivation for European championship is a little bit lower, because my focus is my team (Jönköping) but I think that the motivation for EC will get higher when the tournament comes closer, and maybe, maybe, I will be in Italy in august.

HB: How does your season planning look like for 2010?

JG: I´m not finished with my season planning yet. As I said above, my focus this year is on my club-team. We want to win the league and also play the European cup. Due to my work, I am not sure that I can get free 2 weeks for European champ. So right now it looks like I will not play in the national team. But nothing is decided yet, and if I can get free without problems, I will be there!

HB: WMF TC recently announced that the plan of having both a stroke champion and a match play champion could not find enough support to go through. So it will still be only one champion after match play. What do you think about that decision?

JG: GOOD! To have two different champions in one tournament, it will make the sport ridiculous. I have always liked the match play but can also understand the reason to play stroke play. But not both!!

HB: What do you think about the upcoming Swedish Elitserie season? Who are the favorites?

JG: The favorite is of course Uppsala. All three rounds of the leagues are played in the region of Stockholm/Uppsala and that will give Uppsala a big advantage. But I know that we have a good team and with a good start and well trained players we will give them a big fight! Also Tantogården has a good team but I think that they are a little bit behind us and Uppsala.

HB: If you could recruit any player in the world, as long as it’s not a Swede, to play for you club who would you pick?

JG: Harald Erlbruch, no doubt! In my opinion, the best minigolf-player.

HB: What happens next for you in Minigolf?

JG: Right now I just play small competitions at home. The first real competition will be in Borås in April. And after that, the first round of Elitserien in May.

HB: Again a big congratulation to the title “Men player of the year” and good luck in the future.

JG: Thank you very much!



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Chris Harding wins the BMGA English Open

United Kingdom 02 Mar 2010 at 12:41 | views: 4854 | Comments: 0

BMGA News Release Provided by Richard Gottfried: Birmingham’s Chris Harding picked up his 2nd consecutive minigolf win of the season with a 54-hole score of 88(-20) at the British Minigolf Association’s BMGA English Open competition held on Sunday 28th ...
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WAT 21 still in Front in Austrian Bundesliga

WAT 21 still in Front in Austrian Bundesliga

Austria 01 Mar 2010 at 22:17 | views: 4439 | Comments: 0

Wiener ASKÖ Team 21 (WAT 21) won also the second round of the Austrian Bundesliga played in the Geymüllerhalle indoor eternit in Bad Vöslau this weekend. By winning the two first rounds they now have a maximum 24 points. In second place this weekend as well as ...
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Minigolf Dream Team 2009, men

Minigolfnews 01 Mar 2010 at 20:43 | views: 4866 | Comments: 9

We asked 10 minigolf experts and our website visitors to vote the best minigolf players of the 2009 season. Both groups of voters (the public and the experts) chose the same six players into their Dream Team 2009: Jonas Gustafsson (SWE), Carl-Johan Ryner (SWE) ...
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New poll: "Junior Girl Player of the Year"

New poll: "Junior Girl Player of the Year"

Minigolfnews 01 Mar 2010 at 18:51 | views: 4162 | Comments: 3

Now its time to continue with our "Player of the Year 2009" polls. It is a new poll started, to crown the best Junior Girl Minigolfer from 2009. This year we have selected 20 Girl players based on their merits from last year. Next Monday the 8st of March we ...
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