Campine Junior Golf Classic - Belgium is ready for you!!!

Interview with Mr. van Baelen, Kempense Golf Belgium - Campine Junior Golf Classic 2017

GJG: Mr. van Baelen, thank you for hosting the first Belgian event! Please tell us, what can players expect at and during the Campine Junior Golf Classic?

Mr. van Baelen: Players may expect a state of the art golf centre with a mature, over 30 years old, parkland golf course. with a completely renewed infrastructure. Including new clubhouse house, golf shop, weather proof driving range with golf simulator, practice green and bunkers. The organising committee may expect modern facilities with various meeting rooms provided with all modern communicating techniques. And maybe even more important even, both players and organisers may expect a warm and hospitable welcome at a friendly golf club in the Belgian Kempen region.       

Q: How important is junior golf at the Kempense GC?
Mr. van Baelen: The Kempense GC was traditionally strongly focussed on senior golfers. When the Van Baelen family acquired the club some five years ago, one of their first priorities was to reintroduce and facilitate a junior section of the golf club, which has since then grown constantly.

GJG: Looking at the course, which is the hole or swing of holes, defining the loss or win? Where need to players to be patient?
Mr. van Baelen: With three difficult opening holes a careful start pays off. From then on, the first nine holes provide good birdy opportunities. The eight is probably the real landmark hole (island). The back nine par 37 is a stern test for any player, but great games have been ruined at the finishing 18th.      

GJG: Will it be a long hitter course or do you need to be straight of the tee?
Mr. van Baelen: With five par 5’s it may look a course for the long hitters but that is a bit deceptive, straight of the tee is definitely a must. 

GJG: What do the players need to see or do when they are at the Kempense GC in Mol?
Mr. van Baelen: The region has a lot to offer. Opposite the road is a big holiday park with a large indoor tropical swimming pool. Nearby are great sights like Postel Abby or Zilvermeer lake and water park. The Kempense GC has a great simulator to play some extra rounds on famous courses.

GJG: What do you think will be the winning score for girls and boys after three days?
Mr. van Baelen: Provided the weather is reasonable (and it normally is), the winning boys score could be around 230. Girls may need a few shots more. Probably in the region around 240.   

Thank you Mr. van Baelen for your time, we are looking forward to see you all in Belgium!!!

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