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Swing it like Spilkova

"Golf gives me strength..."

While a few clouds did hang over the Munich sky for the latest Bogner Sport golfwear collection shoot, the positively radiant energy of 21 year-old pro-golfer Klara Spilkova more than compensated for the lack of sunshine. A Bogner Testimonial Athlete for the last two years, Spilkova was a clear choice to model the new collection.

After picking up the club for the first time at the age of four, when she fell in love at first swing at the Erpet Praha golf course next to her family home in Prague, Spilkova has been chasing her dream of becoming the best golfer in the world. At age eleven she won the Czech Junior Championships, and the Junior European Masters at age fifteen. The year after, Spilkova started her professional career with a +4 handicap, and now at twenty-one is ranked 42nd in the world in the women’s league.

Spilkova says her success is due in large part to her positive attitude. When she takes the green, she performs best when she controls her breathing and thinks happy thoughts. Throughout the photo-shoot as well, Klara’s ear-to-ear smile and contagious laughter brought up the mood of the whole team for a very successful day.

“I love being a Bogner Testimonial”, says Spilkova in an on-set interview with the Bogner team. “It’s something very special. I love the Bogner family, I love the people around.” When it comes to what Klara wears on the golf course, she expresses her love for colorful pieces with beautiful prints and patterns, but stresses the importance of functionality and range of motion.

pure passion

Spilkova’s bid to play in the Summer Olympics in Rio this year is secure in all but name, and she’ll be wearing Bogner while she represents her native Czech Republic. pure passion Regarding the new collection, Klara seems very excited: “It’s very ‘fashion’, it’s very comfy, and I just look different on the golf course. It’s very colorful, with a lot of flowers, which I like.”

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