First time I heard about Lisbon and Golf was during my years at EMI back in 1998. I was invited to Beastie Boys’ release party for Hello Nasty. Of all the capitols in Europe the guys chose Lisbon. When I got a chance to talk with Adam Yauch (aka MCA) and asked him why, he just answered: Because of all the Golf… I didn’t know then that they were golfing pilgrims… very little street and very little rock ‘n’ roll.
When the Beasties visited Copenhagen later the same year I got a souvenir – a set of golf balls with the boys portraits printed on.When years later we started our Travelling Nomad Life we reduced our belongings to an absolute minimum – we gave most of our things away. Including all my music rarities. The golf balls are sold on eBay for 250 – 300 € LOL… /Thomas
Some golfing pilgrims find plenty enough sand on the golf course, so when they are on their travels they have no great desire to spend off-course time on a beach. They want to be in or near a city that can provide easy and affordable transport to some top-quality courses and a wide selection of sights to see plus pleasing bars and restaurants to visit. For them, Lisbon is the perfect destination. Read Connoisseur Clive’s – even to us non-golfers – super story on NCG
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