Up until a few years ago golf was the top priority of my life and even though I don’t have time to practice as much as I would like anymore, golf still has a huge place in my heart. I simply couldn’t imagine a life without golf in it.
I attended my first junior practice when I was 9 years old. My mother used to play on the Danish National team, when she was young, so you could say that I was raised in the heather of Esbjerg Golf klub in Denmark. Like Lotta I would walk the course with my parents getting a price from my dad for every ball that I found in the rough.
It has always been important for me to pass on some of my knowledge or experience, when I decided to retire from being a touring professional. Golf has given me so many amazing adventures and provided me with friendships all over the world, and I would love to share all the things that this fantastic sport has taught me.
During my time as both an amateur and a touring professional I have experienced how hard it is to get accepted as a serious female athlete, but luckily this is changing for the new generation of amazingly good golfers. It doesn’t change the fact, though, that the majority of available golf coaching is directed towards a male audience.
The idea for this platform came from a friend that considered taking up golf. It was close to impossible for her to find the information that she wanted in just one place, which is why she called me up and together with Charlotta we created My Time for Golf.
We want to provide you with simple drills that can improve your game, but we also want to explain the thoughts that passes through your mind when you are on the course and how you by thinking better and smarter can improve your score.
My Time for Golf is a great way for me and Charlotta to share our thoughts and experiences, and if we can help you fall in love with the game like we did or just improve your game in order for you to enjoy every round just a little bit more, our mission would be accomplished.
My Time for Golf is not a replacement for lessons with your local pro, but hopefully the website can help you prepare better for your lessons. We also hope that you will find all the extra information useful for understanding your game better and finally, Charlotta and I want to share all the things that life on tour has taught us, so that you do not have to make the same mistakes. We will help you think smarter and be more confident when you are on the course, and if we together can accomplish that, you are on your way to lower scores.
I hope you will enjoy My Time for Golf.
Karen Margrethe Juul
When I was 14 years old, I had my debut on the Ladies Team and when I turned 18, I participated in my first European Championship for seniors. The year after I won my first Danish National championship in match play and two years later in 1997, I won the Danish National Championship in both match play and stroke play. I also won the prestigious tournament Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the week after this victory I came in 6th at the Ladies European Championship.
In 2001 I qualified as no. 2 for the Ladies European Tour and I had my best year in 2006 where I won the Nykredit Masters and finished 10th on the order of merit. After a couple of years where the results were not satisfying, I decided to stop being a touring professional in December 2010. In 2011 I started a new career as an engineer in a company called Haldor Topsoe, where I’m still working. I also got married, and I now have two sons who love going to the range with me. I still play on the Ladies team even though the quality of my game is far from what it used to be, but as I said. I just couldn’t live without golf.