Dr. Einar Ammundsen

Dr. Einer Ammundsen and Wife Ask Ammundsen

Following is from ScandAsia article about the late Dr. Einer Ammundsen

Ammundsen played golf every Wednesday or Saturday from 12:30 to 16:00 very seriously and without disturbance from even phone calls. He took that very seriously.

In 1971 he instituted the Ammundsen Cup Tournament.

As the sole sponsor, Ammundsen invited all the tournament participants for breakfast on the terrace of the Oriental Hotel. The tradition had become too expensive as the tournament grew that in 1991 he had to announce that he was no longer able to sponsor the tournament.

Other sponsors took over and the tournament went on until 1996 when Ammundsen went back to Denmark. Being a modest man, he did not want the tournament to be named after him when he no longer was a part of it.

After Ammundsen’s death in 1998, friends asked his widow, Aks, for permission to reinstall the tournament.

Not only did she give permission, she also came to the tournament and held a speech at the Bamboo Bar, where tradition requires that the tournament concludes with drinks.

Ending the evening with some words about the doctor, Anders Normann said in admiration, “Ammundsen was a small man in stature but big at heart.”

Read the full article and more about Dr. Einer Ammundsen here




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