My plan is simply to plan until I either reach my goal or the goal is no longer available. Changing a plan can be scary and it for sure was when we were at Oslo Airport being told by London immigration that there was «absolutely no way!» that we were allowed into London as the UK closed its borders. For a short time Stina, Karoline, Knud and I started questioning if we would be able to get to the tournament.
A few hours at the airport with some great help from SAS the problem with our travel plan was detected. The UK immigration had said NO because of Denmark! Denmark was a no go. Our route originally included Denmark as our first stop, but because of the new mutated corona virus anyone who had visited Denmark within the last 14 days were not allowed into the UK.
When you know what the problem is you can either solve it or work around it, and so we did. Our new plan was to come back the next day with new hopes to fly straight to London Heathrow and then Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Three COVID tests, two visa applications for both the UK and Saudi Arabia and one day later we found ourselves in the very different but yet amazing city, Jeddah just a short drive from Mecca.
We arrived at the hotel around 7 am after an hour long car-shuttle from the airport provided by the LET, checked in to a fantastic suite, took a power nap, put on appropriate golf attire (t-shirt that covers the shoulders and pants that cover the knees) and played our first practice round in beautiful sun and 31 degrees celsius.