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16th GERMAN-RAINBOW-OPEN

The annual international German Gay/Lesbian (LGBTI) GOLF Championships.

Thu, September 30, 2021 – Sat, October 2, 2021

venue:

Golfclub Hösel  Höseler Straße 147
42579 Heiligenhaus (close to Düsseldorf)

 

get together / accreditation: Thu, September 30, 2021

first tournament day: Fri, October 1, 2021

second tournament day: Sat, October 2, 2021

Statements to the German Rainbow Open:

Idea of the tournament

It was the spring of 2005 …

There were five of us and we had a common vision: We wanted to create our own international golf tournament for lesbians and gays.

 

With high sporting standards, played over two days on an 18-hole championship course. Above all, however, the fun and communication within the LGBTI community should be in the foreground. For example, mixed flights, also in terms of playing level, were a natural part of the plan.

 

In the same year we were able to turn our vision into reality – and have been doing so every autumn ever since. Today the German Rainbow Open is a firmly established tournament in European gay and lesbian golf (LGBTI).

According to our philosophy we want to introduce as many still inexperienced lesbians and gays interested in golf as possible to this wonderful sport. A professional golf introductory course is therefore always part of the German Rainbow Open. And we promise: Our LGBTI Community Golf Tournament is also suitable for players with little tournament experience.

 

Be there! We look forward to seeing you, all of you.

 

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Program

New in 2021

Event-Home

We’ll hold the 16th edition of the German Rainbow Open the first time at the Golfclub Hösel which is located roughly 20 km east of Düsseldorf airport. On both tournament days we’ll play the South course and the North course alternating. Information on the courses can be obtained by clicking this link here.

 

With the Golfclub HÖSEL we have now found a great golf complex in a central location in Germany, which also offers an ideal location for our annual GRO with its clubhouse. Managing Director Matthias Nicolaus and his team at the golf club – as well as Ina-Marie Strasser and her team in the gastronomy of the GUSTUS restaurant – are looking forward to being our hosts in autumn 2021.

 

Accreditation, Get Together:

The accreditation, opening speech and ceremony will take place on Thursday (September 30, 2021) at the golf clubhouse and it’s restaurant „GUSTUS“.

Hotel nights

We were able to negotiate attractive conditions with two hotels in the area, details such as special conditions (also for a few days before/after the GRO) can be found under the menu item hotel recommendations.

Early-bird discount

The early booking discount applies to all packages as indicated – if payment is received by June 30, 2021.

Practice rounds (optional), special rates

Optional practice rounds are possible on the days before our tournament. Special green fee (18 holes) weekdays 50,- EUR / holidays and WE 60,- EUR

 

Start time blocks will be defined soon for these practice rounds. These will later be shown here.

 

Please reserve your desired tee time in time:

e-mail: service@golfclubhoesel.de

Tel. club management: +49 2056 9337 12

Tel. reception: +49 2056 9337 0

 

Payment system during all event days:

 
Consumption vouchers for the event days will be available from Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Clubhouse Restaurant GUSTUS.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

Accreditation | Get Together | Event-opening ceremony

 

Accreditation: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the entry hall of the golf clubhouse.

Get-Together at the golf clubhouse and it’s restaurant “GUSTUS”:In casual atmosphere with food offerings (reduced menu, to be paid individually) everyone will have the opportunity to get together with other participants. At around 8pm the welcome speech and the official opening of this year’s German Rainbow Open will be held.

 

We aim to publish the starting lists for the first tournament day (Friday) at around 9pm at the black-board of the club house.

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

 

Tournament day 1 of the 16th GRO | golf introductory course |  buffet at the golf club restaurant GUSTUS

 

From 8am:

Tournament check-in and option for late arrivals to register until 8:30am (please provide upfront info if you can register earliest by Friday) at the reception desk with the golf clubhouse.

 

On day one we’ll play the first 18 holes in groups of four (ideally mixed genders)

 

10am:

Starting times from Tee 1 and 10 on both courses:

 

Groups A/B:

South course

 

Groups C/D:

North course

 

 

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In parallel to the first tournament day:

10am to approx. 3.30am:

Golf-introductory course, including lunch break (optional) at the golf club house.

Meeting time/point 10 a. m. at the golf reception desk in the club house.

 

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From around 3pm:

Get Together (optional) in the golf club house. After the first tournament round participants will have the opportunity to meet within the restaurant GUSTUS

 

7pm:

Dinner (buffet) including a selection of drinks until 11 pm in the clubhouse restaurant GUSTUS. A raffle with attractive prizes as well as the “small award ceremony” for special competitions and introductory participants will round off the evening.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

 

Tournament day 2 of the 16th GRO | PlayersNight: festive buffet, award ceremony, party at the Clubhaus Restaurant GUSTUS

 

The winners of the 16th German-Rainbow-Open will be determined on Saturday October 2, 2021:

Players will be grouped into groups of three and will start based on the stroke play results (A+B), respectively net-results (C+D) of the previous day.

 

Groups A/B:

North Course: tee box 10 from 9:30am, tee box 1 from 10:00am

 

Groups C/D:

South Course: 09.15am, starting from tee box 1 and tee box 10

 

 

From around 3pm:

Optional Get Together in the clubhouse

 

7pm:

Gala-evening opened by a welcome drink reception at the entrance area / clubhouse restaurant GUSTUS

 

Around 7.30pm:

Players night including gala buffet, award ceremony (winners 1-3 within all handicap groups for female and male), Pink Jacket award to the overall stroke-play winners female and male.

 

Around 9:30pm

Dance party at clubhouse restaurant GUSTUS

 

12:30am:

end of the event

Golf Introductory Course

Getting to know golf:

 

We are committed to introducing those interested in golf to the LGBTIQ community. That’s why we offer a golf introduction course with the help of the golfmanagement of our hosting golf club.

Parallel to the first round of the tournament on Friday, October 1, 2021, non-golfers will have the chance to experience the fascination of golf in a golf introduction course lasting several hours under the professional guidance of a golf instructor. Rental clubs, balls, welcome drink and guided tour included.

 

The process:

10.00 – noon training
noon – 1 pm lunch break
1 pm – 2 pm practice
2 pm small tournament of the introduction course participants

On Saturday, October 2, graduates of the introduction course can rent clubs and use the practice facilities for a fee. In case you are interested, please contact the golf reception.

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Important note:

 

Please bring non-slip shoes to the introduction course!

Registration for the introductory course (package “TRY) automatically includes the participation in the two evening events on October 1 & 2 at the golfclub restaurant GUSTUS.

Enrollment fee, packages & booking

The respective early bird price of the tournament packages is valid upon receipt of payment by June 30, 2021 at the latest. Every registration done will be binding.

 

In the unpleasant case of cancellation, please check our cancellation policy.

Pack A / GRO ALL

2 days GRO tournament, range balls, 2 evening events incl. buffet & selection of drinks

 

early bird special
on receipt of payment by
June 30, 2021:

 

295

regular price
on receipt of payment
from July 1, 2021:

 

345

Included Services

Thursday, September 30, 2021:
Accreditation, tee off gimmick,

welcome speech

 

Friday, October 1, 2021:
range balls, 18 holes tournament, snack

dinner at the golf club restaurant,

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

small award ceremony (special prizes)

tombola

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021:

range balls, 18 holes tournament, snack

dinner / evening event at the golf club restaurant

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

award ceremony / Pink Jacket Award

dancing party

 

Pack B / GRO TRY:

1 Introductory course, 2 evening events incl. buffet & selection of drinks

 

early bird special

on receipt of payment by June 30, 2021:

 

150

regular price
on receipt of payment from July1, 2021:

 

170

Included Services

Thursday, September 30, 2021:

Accreditation, tee off gimmick,

welcome speech

 

Friday, October 1, 2021:

golf trial course, snack

dinner at the golf club restaurant,

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

small award ceremony (special prizes)

tombola

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021:

dinner / evening event at the golf club restaurant

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

award ceremony / Pink Jacket Award

dancing party

Pack C / GRO FUN:

2 evening events incl. buffet & selection of drinks

 

early bird special

on receipt of payment by June 30, 2021:

 

110

regular price

on receipt of payment from July 1, 2021:

 

130

Included Services

Thursday, September 30, 2021:

Accreditation, tee off gimmick,

welcome speech

 

Friday, October 1, 2021:

dinner at the golf club restaurant,

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

small award ceremony (special prizes)

tombola

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021:

dinner / evening event at the golf club restaurant

selection of drinks during dinner until 11 pm,

award ceremony / Pink Jacket Award

dancing party

Tournament T&C’s

Important Information – please read.

 

 

All relevant information about the scoring classes, game / start mode, caddy rules, play-off… etc. are available here for download in the form of the official tournament T&C document (as of mid-June 2021).

 

Ambitious tournament players always check out the tournament T&C’s. We at the German Rainbow Open explicitly welcome golfers who do not yet have that much experience in tournaments. That being said we kindly ask also newbies to download the T&C’s and study it carefully.

 

MARKUS Ortlieb will be happy to answer all questions around the tournament T&C’s, just contact him – tournament@german-rainbow-open.com

Notes on enrollment

Gender note:

 

In principle, the gender noted on the identity card applies. Participants with the gender “Divers” will be included in the men’s ranking as long as there is no officially recommended regulation, e.g. by the DOSB or the DGV.

 

The early-bird special will apply only on receipt of payment until June 30, 2021.

We strongly recommend to enroll asap – due to organizational reasons the total number of participants will be limited. In case of late enrollments we’ll keep a waiting list based on a first paid first registered principle.

 

All golfers carrying a golf handicap index of 54 or better are entitled to enroll. Bring a handicap certificate (details see tournament T&C‘s).

 

Last date to enroll will be September 15, 2021. In case you’ll be able to first after September 15, 2021 you’ll for sure get a spot in case one is left. Otherwise we’ll put you on the waiting list and inform you as soon as a spot becomes available.

 

Your participation spot will be finally confirmed after we’ve received your payment onto the account listed alongside.

 

Please ensure to fully complete an enrollment for every individual separately. Subsequently a conformation including all enrollment details will be sent to the Email-address provided during registration.

In case you do wish to amend your enrollment afterwards please ensure to provide us with your request via Email. DO NOT COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENET FORM AGAIN!

Please transfer the entry fee as soon as possible after your registration (in order to receive the early bird discount, payment must be received by 30.6.2021), stating your first name, surname and “GRO 2021” to the following account:

Recipient: 

German-Rainbow-Golfers e. V.

 

Bank:

Hamburger Volksbank

Hammerbrookstraße 63, 20097 Hamburg, Germany

 

IBAN:

DE09 2019 0003 0001 1584 06

 

SWIFT/BIC:

GENODEF1HH2

 

 

Fore!

Your enrollment is binding. In the unpleasant case of cancellation, please check our cancellation policy.

Hotel recommendations

For evening to morning.

The location of our 16th German Rainbow Open 2021, Golfclub Hösel (near Heiligenhaus), is about 25 km north-east of Düsseldorf city centre and offers numerous accommodation options in the surrounding area.

 

We were able to arrange special rates for our participants at two hotels in the area:

Quite close:

 

The WALDHOTEL HEILIGENHAUS is approx. 5 km from the Hösel Golf Club and is quietly located in a small wood.

 

WALDHOTEL HEILIGENHAUS
Parkstraße 38
42579 Heiligenhaus (bei Düsseldorf)

 

phone: +49 20 56 – 597-0

fax: +49 20 56 597-260

e-mail: reservierung@wald-hotel.de

website: Waldhotel Heiligenhaus

 

We have an order contingent until August 15, 2021 at the following special rates, valid from September 25 to October 5, 2021:

 

50 comfort rooms

Single room EUR 86,00 including breakfast per night and room

Double room EUR 120,00 including breakfast per night and room

 

bookings can be made by telephone or by e-mail

 

keyword when booking: “GRO 2021”

 

 

For bookings after 15 August 2021, daily rates apply.

Quite budget:

 

The WYNDHAM GARDEN DÜSSELDORF METTMANN is located about 12 km from the Golfclub Hösel.

 

Wyndham Garden Düsseldorf Mettmann

Peckhauser Street 5

40822 Mettmann

 

Phone: +49 (0)2104 986 0

Fax: +49 (0)2104 986 150

e mail: info@wyndhamgardenmettmann.com

web: www.wyndhamgardenmettmann.com

 

There is an order contingent until August 30, 2021 at the following special rates:

 

20 standard single rooms from September 30 to October 3, 2021

EUR 50,00 per room/night including breakfast

60 standard double rooms from September 30 to October 3, 2021

EUR 60,00 per room/night including breakfast

 

For early arrivals the following rates apply due to the trade fair period (27.9. – 29.9.):

 

EUR 95.00 per standard single room/night including breakfast

EUR 114.00 per standard double room/night including breakfast

 

Bookings can be made by telephone or e-mail.

 

Reservation hotline: 0800 10 10 88 0

Reservation by e-mail: reservierung.met21@gchhotelgroup.com

 

Keyword when booking: “GRO 2021”

 

Bookings after August 30 are subject to availability at the same rates.

Please note the applicable cancellation conditions of the hotel.

Hall of Fame

winner 2019

Tina Ehorn, Lüneburg

Christer Shipley, Stockholm

winner 2018

Stefanie Sperber, Hamburg

Andreas Iken, Hamburg

winner 2017

Theresa, Hamburg

Andreas Iken, Hamburg

winner 2016

Petra, Bielefeld

Andreas Iken, Hamburg

winner 2015

Stefanie Sperber, Hamburg

Stephan Zimmermann, Frankfurt

winner 2014

Anne-Kristin Gerlach, Seevetal

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2013

Anemone Synomyme, Hamburg

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2012

Stefanie Sperber, Hamburg

Markus Ortlieb, Heidelberg

winner 2011

Inger Giwer, Berlin

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2010

Tina Ehorn, Lüneburg

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2009

Inger Giwer, Berlin

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2008

Anke Braunschweiger, Achim

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2007

Inger Giwer, Berlin

Michael O’Brien Kelly

winner 2006

Anke Braunschweiger, Achim

Gordon Munro-Sönksen, Versmold

winner 2005

Inger Giwer, Berlin

Gary Langdale, Weston-super-Mare, England

Picture galleries

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2019 | 15. GRO

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2018 | 14. GRO

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2017 | 13. GRO

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2016 | 12. GRO

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2015 | 11. GRO

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2014 | 10. GRO

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2013 | 9. GRO

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2012 | 8. GRO