In 2021 Ullna Celebrates 40 years.
Thank you Sven tumba!
YEAR 1981 – SVEN TUMBA AND PRINS BERTIL INVIGORATE ULLNA GOLF CLUB
Sven Tumba is unique in Swedish sports – a member of the Swedish national teams in football, ice hockey and golf – and one of the country’s most famous ice hockey players in the 1950s and 60s.
After his hockey career, he became a devoted golf player and a golf course designer – as well as a professional waterskier! Sven Tumba was also named ”the Golf Ambassador” when he introduced golf to the Soviet Union and built the first golf course in the country, outside Moscow.
Just in time for Tumba’s 50th birthday, his dream of an extraordinary and scenic golf course north of Stockholm came true. Ullna Golf & CC was inaugurated with pomp and circumstance on August 27, 1981. Golf enthusiast HRH Prince Bertil struck the historic first stroke and Ullna soon became one of the leading golf clubs in the Nordic countries.
During the 2021 season, the 40th anniversary will be highlighted in many ways. The special anniversary logotype will be applied on flags, golf carts, selected clothing and promotional articles.
OVER THE YEARS, ULLNA HAS BEEN VISITED BY GOLF AND SPORTS LEGENDS, ENTERTAINERS AND ROYALS, AS WELL AS A U.S. PRESIDENT – AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEVOTED AMATEUR GOLFERS.
The club has arranged international professional and amateur competitions, not least the legendary Scandinavian Enterprise Open (SEO) during the years 1983-1987. Seve Ballesteros, Adam Scott, Johnny Miller, Craig Stadler, Mark O’Meara, Lee Trevino, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman and our local hero Jesper Parnevik, have all competed at Ullna Golf & CC.
As the crowning achievement, Tiger Woods played the SAS Invitational team competition 1998-2001 and Annika Sörenstam won the HP Open on the Ladies European Tour 2004.
Winner 1983 – Sam Torrance
Winner 1984 – Ian Woosnam
Winner 1985 – Ian Baker-Finch
Winner 1986 – Greg Turner
Winner 1987 – Gordon brand Jr
More legendary players as Seve Ballesteros, Adam Scott, Johnny Miller, Craig Stadler, Mark O’Meara, Lee Trevino, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman and our local hero Jesper Parnevik have all competed at Ullna Golf Club. SAS Invitational with Tiger Woods as the captain of the international team who played here between 1998-2001. The swedish sports icon – Annika Sörenstam, won the HP Open on the Ladies European Tour 2004.
Over the years, Ullna Golf Club has also been visited by princes and presidents, sports stars and profiles.
President – Bill Clinton
Tomas Brolin, Jarmo Sandelin and J-O Waldner