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Golfers brave snow in Sweden

March 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM   |   Comments

KIRUNA, Sweden, March 26 (UPI) -- Golfers with a high tolerance for cold gathered in northern Sweden for the 2nd annual snow golfing competition.

Organizers said Tomas Wagberg and Susanne Mellgren were named the winners of the event in Kiruna after completing the nine holes twice with the lowest scores, The Local reported Monday.

"Those who are golf-crazy find it really exciting to play golf in the winter," Mellgren said. "You need to have more precision in the winter."

Wagberg said he does not find snow golf to be all that different from non-snow golf.

"It's quite special to play on the snow, but it's just like normal golf anyway. You need to have a clean hit, the ball goes where you aim it," he said.

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