Alexander Rose
Hainerbergweg 46
61462 Königstein im Taunus

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Who am I?

I’m German, born 1979, living near Frankfurt, Germany, in the Taunus mountains, playing golf since 1997 and truth be told, I’m pretty crazy about the game.

Germany is not the sunniest and warmest spot in the world, so golf season is usually over around October/November. In order to stay in contact with this beautiful sport when it’s off season, I realized it could be fun to write and not only to read about it. Just like the game: I love watching pro tournaments on TV but grabbing the clubs and heading to the course to have a good time out there is quite a different thing.

Over time Golficiency became more and more a collection of all golf-related stories, tests, reviews, discussions, proposals and reports. It gained traction and attracted many friends and followers on various social media platforms. Golf travel reports became more important for the content of the blog and the reader’s benefit gradually became more a focus in the selection of topics.

What is “Golficiency”?

What does the word “Golficiency” stand for? Actually, it is a pure fictional word creation with this rationale:

Golf is not an easy sport. You always have to keep in touch, need some help by teaching professionals, especially in the beginning, and after years maybe you are ready to stand on your own feet, golf-wise. It may not look like Tiger and as well distance, trajectory and the direction of every shot is not perfect, but you try your best. Just to get that good swing rhythm, the desired length and trajectory you want and you work so hard for — only to get that tiny white ball with a preferably low amount of strokes as possible into that small cup. As said, it’s not an easy sport, but that’s exactly what makes it the best: you are always trying to improve throughout your whole lifetime. You never finish and you can’t get really perfect at it, it’s just impossible. All the Tigers, Mickelsons and McIlroys in the world: They sink some of their balls in the next stinky water hazard or make three-putts, too. So what are we mere mortals supposed to believe? Just don’t bother with less ability, less club head speed or too many strokes. Simply go out there, try your best, practice hard and keep in mind: It’s your spare time. Have fun, enjoy every second on the course and try to become a better golfer, and eventually a better person.

Bottom line: We are striving for extensive and persistant proficiency in this beautiful sport every day. We want to improve constantly, and where golf meets proficiency… there is Golficiency! Sometimes with German efficiency!