Posts Tagged ‘Tallinn’

Golfing adventure @ the heart of Tallinn

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

The 1st Adventure Golf Centre in Baltics opened its doors at Freedom square, Tallinn last Autumn. 15 hole well tuned underground golf-hall is cozy place to have a birthday party or just good time with family & friends. Special effects are combined with various sounds and colour schemes which glow in UV lights. Surely it is a nice place to practice your putting skills with a little twist ;)  The green fee’ of just under 10 euros seemed to be a little expensive at the first place, but after having a good hour & half with the laugh and excitment I must admit it was all worth it !

So if you looking for a nice indoor activity after visiting the old Town & our famous Christmas Market then take your mates and go  Adventure golfing at Freedom Square! www.Elamusgolf.eu

Tallinn will get the very first council club

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Photo by Mats Soomre

Estonian Golf Association has announced that the very first council club in our country will be built at Lasnamäe, North-East of Tallinn. The Mayor of the city Edgar Savisaar & EGA President Arti Ots have signed the deal last week. TV3 has got the news.

It has been a long hunt for a land as it proved to be difficult to find suitable and big enough ground for the golf course in Tallinn, even one with 9 holes …  Surely, to bild a golf club by international standards will take a bit’ of money, which Tallinn & EGA are paying for. Some people think it is an extorsion for the City but the others can see the benefit, specially for young people in years to come. As golf is the Olympic sport at Rio 2016, it is also important to improve the number of clubs all over. Compared to developed countries, Estonia is still way behind by the number of golfers per capita. Talking about facilities, in England for instance almost every town has its own council course. Anyway it is a good news for the sport & for new golfers, specially ones with less money. If all goes well, Tallinn Golf Club will open up by Summer 2015  :)

Pilates gives your balance back

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

There are only few techniques what golfers use all around the World to balance their bodies. Most commonly known are Pilates and Yoga. Both of them have been practiced in Estonia for a while also. But surely there are some differences in between pilates coaches of which I would like talk about today.  As we know, we can recognize two branches of Pilates in these days: Classic or authentic pilates and the modern one. As both of them have legal rights to operate it is entirely up to the person which one to choose.  Although classic or True Pilates follows precisely Joseph Pilates Method what he worked out for himself to recover his body from rickets. He also used his tecnique to train sportsman and ballett dancers in New York later on his life. So, here we have a man who actually founded pilates. The modern pilates seems to be more like a short reflection of it …

© Britt Kalbus 2012

Here in Estonia we have the Master of True Pilates - mrs Britt Kalbus, who follows the teaching of a grand master Joseph Pilates. She has done her training in various places, but most importantly with  Romana Kryzanowska , who has heritaged Joseph`s & his wife Clara`s studio in New York after they passed away… Romana became a very successful student of Joseph Pilates while she had to recover from her injury as ballerina.

We are also lucky to have here with us True Pilates Master Peter Napoliello from NYC, who is practicing here in Tallinn with Britt Kalbus. Peter is a “black belt in pilates” – if you like :)

So, I went to see Britt & Peter last week and what I saw was impressive indeed …

Peter and Mari in action! © Britt Kalbus 2012

Mari Suursalu, the best lady golfer in Estonia tells after her session: “I had taken regular Pilates classes over the past six months but True Pilates is truly different. With the help and instruction of Peter I quickly realised what mucles actually need to work in order to get the effect. True Pilates is especially good for golfers since it focuses on the core and lower body. Good posture is vital in terms of a consistant golfswing and with the help of Pilates ahcieving that is probably the easiest and quickest way.
I am aware of the imbalance in my body , with the right side being a lot stronger, its is pretty common amongs tennis players and golfers and Pilates helps to even that out also.
I definitely recommend True Pilates to all golfers and other athletes.”

You can contact to Britt and Peter: info@truepilates.ee

or call +372 55535057

Homepage: www.truepilates.ee

The story written by Leo Siemann

Segway makes it more fun !

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The game of golf has inspired so many related inventions and it continues to do so! As you play, you have time to reflect and meditate and that is probably the reason why. Many inventions are hybrid in these days and so is the Segway Golf. The idea is well modern yet simple enough for anybody to use.  So, why not to have a go ! The next possible chance to see the Segway Golf live on the course is at Estonian Golf & Country Club on 17th July.

Specifications : Weight 54.5kg, Battery life 36 holes & Speed up to 20km/h. Holders for your golf bag,  scorecard and extra equipment. Special offroad tyres for the course. Pricetag 8500eur including vat. There is also a chance lease the Segway Golf for 189eur per month.

If you would like to see this magic machine now, then the best bit is to go to the exclusive dealer shop in Tallinn – Viru Street 7 and just talk to friendly staff. Otherwise you can call + 372 51 200 30  or check it out at www.SuperSegway.com