During the Porsche Ice Experience, the Nordic definition of driving fun and performance was showcased in a range of Porsche models, while at the same time some unique golf was to be enjoyed on a specially created and illuminated night-time course during the Arctic Golf Experience.
The Porsche Golf Circle brings together golf enthusiasts and Porsche fans from all over the world at exclusive events where they can indulge their passions together with like-minded people. The trip to Levi was the first in the north after visits to destinations such as Singapore and Tenerife. The Porsche Ice Experience’s qualified instructors taught the art of spirited driving in Arctic conditions around prepared handling tracks on ice and snow. On the first day, the focus was on rear-wheel drive cars, on the second day the participants learned about how to drift in all-wheel drive vehicles. Organised into three successive training levels, the Porsche Ice Experience is available in the winter months from January to March and is held about 1,000 kilometres from Helsinki. Porsche fans have access to the complete model portfolio of the sports car manufacturer during the event.
Alongside a snowmobile tour around the Arctic expanses, set against snow-covered forests and a bright blue sky, the event’s highlights also included a Lapland golf experience at nightfall in temperatures of minus 20 degrees centigrade. On a specially designed four-hole course laid out at the Levi Golf Club, with dramatically illuminated tees and targets as well as coloured luminescent balls, Porsche Golf Circle members absolved the unusually white holes with three clubs (seven-iron, sand wedge and putter), and high spirits. After hitting four excellent second-round birdies, Norman Alexander Heim secured the gross win on three under par. The German 3 handicapper can now look forward to enjoying his special prize – a starting place for the ProAm tournament at the Porsche European Open this coming June.
“It caps an awesome trip,” said Heim after the event. “It was fantastic fun. A private course designed especially for us: absolutely brilliant. Three years ago, I also had the chance to play the ProAm but got injured just before it. The invitation now comes at the perfect time and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Uniting two passions
“The Porsche Golf Circle is a quite special community for us because it unites two passions – Porsche and golf,” says Carolin Kunz, the lead of the Porsche Golf Circle Community project. “A central component alongside the range of services offered by a digital platform via virtual events and an own app are the events. With these, members from all over the world can exchange thoughts with each other personally and spend an unforgettable time together. All the nicer then that the community was able to enjoy a reunion at such a spectacular place with a totally unique golf experience as the highlight.”
The days in Levi were crowned every evening by choice Scandinavian culinary delights in a special atmosphere. The members duly looked back on the exhilarating days and enjoyed the time talking together, naturally, above all, about Porsche and golf. The spectacular grand finale to a successful reunion was then not provided by the event itself but by the Nordic landscape. The night before departure, the polar lights lit up the sky over Finland and bid farewell to the Porsche Golf Circle members.
Porsche in golf
Porsche has been the title sponsor of the Porsche European Open, a European Tour event, since 2015 and has been involved successfully in professional golf with automotive partnerships at tournaments on the Asian and European Tour since 2019. Porsche has also organised the Porsche Golf Cup for more than three decades. The tournament series is one of the company’s most successful customer events. Held for the first time in Germany in 1988, the Porsche Golf Cup has developed into an international event in which more than 17,000 Porsche customers recently took part in 261 worldwide qualifying tournaments. Also a great success is the Porsche Golf Circle, an international community for keen golf-playing Porsche customers that was launched in 2017. The Porsche Golf Circle now has more than 4,000 members. Paul Casey has complemented the Porsche family as the first Brand Ambassador from the game of golf since 2020.