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Kalskog GK will be stripping some of the rules on clothing this season, to say the least. The golf club will allow nudists to play on the course.
"Golf is perceived by many as a very conservative sport with strict dress codes. This kind of outdated etiquette is what prevents people from trying golf. When the naturalist club in this area came to us with this proposal, we enthusiastically hit on it immediately," said the General Manger of Kalskog GK, Sven Nödtorftig.
Most members of the club seem acceptable to the new idea, however, a minority is not so sure. They question the scuttlebutt that Kalskog might be exposed to. What others think doesn't deter the Kalskog management. "There is always going to be those who resist change when it comes. We aren't forcing everyone to play naked, and you will see the naked players playing at specific times, such as early morning or late afternoon. We certainly want to prevent severe sunburn injuries to areas of people's bodies not used to such, hmmm, exposure," said Nödtoftig.
In Germany, golfers playing golf naked is called "Natürliche Golf" and is growing in parts of that country. Nödtoftig is convinced that golfing in the altogether is an exciting concept and he hopes more clubs will see the benefit of the nudist trend. If that happens, Nödtoftig can see the entire Sörmland area of Sweden exposing the idea as a tourist attraction. All the clubs could promote Naknarumpa Golf in Sörmland within Sweden and internationally.
As it happens, Sven Nödtorftig is a devoted naturalist when he plays golf, himself. He looks forward to now being able to combine his two passions and play Naknarumpa Golf at Kalskog GK.
Update (04.04.2011): This entry was published on April 1st, which says a lot about the content and intention ;-) Thanks a lot to La Jenny Naturist Resort in France for the pictures. If you like to try playing Naknarumpa Golf, you should book a vacation at La Jenny's.