"Hi Patrick, Thanks again for organising the trip you put together for my wife and I a few weeks ago. All we had to do was turn up on time..... The courses
(Royal Portrush, Roe Park, Galgorm Castle and Ballycastle) were all in great condition although we didn't see Roe Park at its best due to the constant
rain but Portrush was played under a perfect summer sun, it really is a spectacular golf course and should be on every players ''bucket list''. The hotel
was perfectly located for the courses and, just as important, the Portrush nightlife with numerous good eateries within walking distance especially the
tapas restaurant just along the street but if you don't fancy that so much then head down to the harbour where you will find great pubs and good food -
you won't be disappointed. All in all a perfect weeks golf with a few of the touristy things done as well. It is certain we will return to play in Ireland
sometime in the future and we will be in touch nearer the time. Thanks again for all your help Patrick. Kind Regards. Alistair & Jane Belford"
- Alistair & Jane Belford, Ayr, Scotland, August 2015
"Hi Patrick, We had a really great time playing at the Donegal Links Classic event. Thanks to you, we saved over £150.00 each based on your superb recommendations. We were right to opt for the Premium package, which although was slightly more than the basic one, made life so much easier. My golf was terrible but the courses were brilliant and we had a great time. Looking forward to coming back again soon."
- Allan Morgan, Motherwell, Scotland, May 2013
"Patrick, What a great few days! Thanks for all your help. The only thing that couldn't be helped was the rain at Ballycastle, but I suppose this is Ireland! The Adelphi, Portrush was great. Centrally located, good food, fantastic service and the lads thought it was a very good choice. The evening meals that were included in our package were spot on for our group. It can sometimes be difficult to arrange for 18 hungry golfers! All courses were just as we had hoped. The Valley Links was a super course, but Ballycastle a bit of a challenge. We're back to Scotland again for next year, so look forward to being in touch very soon. Thanks, Barry."
- Barry Jackson, Dublin, Ireland, May 2015
"Patrick, The golf was fantastic! Three of the best courses I've ever played. That Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna is a brute! Accommodation was first class. How could you beat a good steak, Guinness & golf for 3 days with your friends!"
- Barry McGurgan, Armagh, N. Ireland, May 2015
"Hi Patrick, I've been meaning to write to you to thank you for a fantastic trip. I know I speak for my two buddies when I say everything was first class. Beginning with the accommodations which seemed to get better at every stop, not that they weren't all great. Our driver Nigel was also fantastic. As you suggested, he was informative when we asked questions but seemed to know when we were enjoying some "down time". That was mainly after a lengthy night at the pubs. It goes without saying that the golf was outstanding. We even enjoyed the Roganstown Parkland course. It was a great start to the trip being right on property after a long flight. Good suggestion to ease us into things gently. It was a bit of a drive from Dublin to the South West but it was still nice to see the countryside. The tournament worked out great. We had one bad round sandwiched around two good rounds and the partner they gave us was a good guy and a good stick! We finished 9th out of 28 teams. We even got to meet "The Donald", Mr. Trump at what is now affectionately called Trump International Ireland. You don't need any reminders of that when you're there. Both of my travel partners said they'd do it again in a minute. Perhaps we'll come back in a couple of years to try out the tournament again. I would highly recommend your service as it was top notch and delivered on all promises. Your suggestions were fantastic and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks again and feel free to use any part of this as you see fit for a testimonial. You have my highest recommendation! Take care."
- Bill Donovan, Hartford, Connecticut, May 2014
"It has been a dream for some time for Kathy and I to get to Ireland to play golf. It's easy to see why you guys have so many Major winners from a small country. If I lived there, I'd play golf every day of life also. We had a wonderful time, and thanks for all the extra tips and information throughout the vacation."
- Bob & Kathy Pilner, Colorado, USA, September 2012
Hay Patrick, what a wonderful trip. We have been in Northern Ireland for two weeks and played the most amazing golf courses. It was great to meet you at Royal Portrush and thank you so much for putting everything together for us. Our entire group had a fabulous time.
- Bob Brown & Bob Brown Jr., Dallas, Texas, September 2015
"Hi Patrick, Great few days....really nice guys paired up with. As a single golfer, you made the perfect match with my team. Were you able to progress
with the American friend of mine for a trip? Let me know if any other events are coming up. Thanks for everything. Brendan Thomas"
- Brendan Thomas, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, July 2016
What a superb week. The weather was outstanding and we had such great fun. Thanks for arranging everything for us. We were welcomed by everyone we met, and it was great to meet Patrick on the 1st tee at Portrush. Nice touch! Look forward to coming back again next year.
- Daz Hogg, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, September 2015
"I had the pleasure of experiencing Machrihanish Village and the coastal fishing area of Campbeltown for the first time with the guys from The Golf PA. The scenary, the golf, the food, the whiskey and most importantly, the people are amazing and very welcoming. I know that if you take the trip to this wonderful location, you will be begging to return."
- David Archibald, Lexington, West Virginia, USA, June 2015
"I have been on a few events Patrick has organised. They have always been executed without a hitch, even the last one where a few divas turned up wanting to tweak arrangements last minute. All done, no drama and craic remained at 90 throughout."
- Mr. Davy Crawford, Portrush, Northern Ireland, May 2013
"Just a quick note to say thanks for arranging our great trip. The weather could have been a little better, but the evening entertainment made up for that. A great week."
- Geoffrey Lavoir, Paris, France, March 2011
Hi to both of you, My family and I would like to thank you for organizing this trip. Everything went well and we have appreciated the Irish hospitality. From a golf standpoint, our ranking is the following: 1. Royal Belfast - very nice and historical course. 2 . Dooks - very nice links course; again lots of history. 3. Druids Glen - Very typical but different and difficult course. 4. Killarney Golf and Fishing (Killeen course) - very nice especially the back nine. 5. Ring of Kerry - very nice mountain course (we have walked but really we should have taken a golf cart). 6. Ballycastle - first 5 holes ok, remaining very nice setting but a lot of blind shots and difficult for a first visit. All in all it allowed us to visit different parts of the country. For instance, we stopped at a Pub in Ballycastle and had a great time with the locals. We also had a chance to spend some quality time in Belfast and Dublin, 2 great cities with a good vibe. Accommodations worked very well - Malone Lodge - full service hotel with a very nice room. Harrington Hall - very well located - walking distance from every main attraction. Old Weir Lodge - very nice room and very nice people. Clayton hotel - worked out well and served the purpose. Again thank you to both of you for a job well done. Best Chantal, Hugo and Georges
- Georges Poulin, Montr̩al , Quebec, Canada, August 2015
"Patrick, we had a great time and you did a great job! The tournament part was great, real bucket list courses. Everything else was fantastic and a great
- Hank Huidekoper, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA, October 2016
"I could not have expected to have thought what a great place Northern Ireland is. The people are so friendly, the accommodation & food is amazing and super golf. Standing on the 1st tee at Portstewart is some experience. Ballycastle has amazing views, Castlerock is a real test, but Royal Portrush is in a league of its own. Thank you Patrick for your expertise and we promise to be back very soon."
- Iain Berry, Chelmsford, England, April 2013
"Hi Patrick, Our group of seven golfers played three days of very enjoyable golf in the coastal area of Northern Ireland. You did a wonderful job of arranging everything exactly as it should have been done, from the transfers, to the accommodation, dinner and of course the golf courses. It is hard to explain how beautiful the location is that you have there, and when you are standing on the fifth green on the Dunluce at Royal Portrush it takes your breath away. All players gave the trip a 10/10 score, so well done on your part. We had a slight shower on the final day which got a few people wet, but that didn't detract from the great memories that we have taken away. I will have no hesitation recommending your services to others and look forward to returning as soon as we can. Thanks again for everything."
- Ian Porter London, England, May 2015
"It was our first time in Ireland when we came for the Coasts of Down tournament. We really did not know what to expect, especially playing these links courses that we keep hearing about. The people we met were great and the tournament was run very well. The courses around Belfast were superb also. The hotels were great and we loved getting the tour of your city. You went beyond the call of duty Patrick and we all hope to be back in Northern Ireland very soon."
- Mr. Jack Brundle, Alberta, Canada, April 2011
"I arrived into Dublin Airport and called Patrick from TheGolfPA.com. He arranged everything for me. I had no car, no accommodation and hadn't booked any golf. Patrick dealt with everything with great efficiency, and I cannot thank him enough. I know that the next time I board a plane with no arrangements made, I can rely on Patrick to help me with whatever I need. A really nice guy, and so helpful. 5 Nights in hotel with 4 rounds of golf was the perfect combination, and helped me get away from it all for just the right time that I needed. Thank you very much for such a great experience of Ireland."
- Jacob J̦nsson, Link̦ping, Sweden, May 2014
"Winter golf usually puts golfers off travelling to Northern Ireland. Not us. We had such a great time. Thanks Patrick for making everything run smoothly. There's certainly money to be saved by playing in November, and it only rained on the last day. It was great getting the tee times to suit our meetings schedule. We really enjoyed the laughs with Willie in The Harbour Bar also. He's a real character. Can't wait to be back again. Thank you."
- James Gunn, Newcastle, England, November 2011
"Paddy, Great couple of days in the North Coast. The sun was shining at both Castlerock and Portrush and we had two super rounds. We couldn't get over that restaurant at the back of The Harbour Bar which is absolutely fantastic. I'll be coming back there for sure. Thanks for all your assistance in organising everything for us. You made it so simple. Hope to catch up again soon."
- Jason Newton (Simply Golf), Dublin, April 2015
"Thanks very much Paddy for all your help for our golf trip. I had great fun and I know all the guys had a really good time too. Cheers."
- Jerry Long, Portrush, Northern Ireland, May 2013
"We planned a family holiday to Ireland and I wanted my two sons to enjoy some golf whilst we were there. I contacted Patrick Aiken who was able to plan golf at different courses, which included club hire along our journey. My boys had a great time. Thank you for all your help."
- Mrs. Joan O'Neill, Washington, USA, July 2012
"We contacted Patrick at The Golf PA regarding a group booking for Portrush last April and received great customer service and general advice for the trip. The golf courses were superb and Patrick was only too willing to offer advice on local restaurants, best tee times and offers available and the major attractions around the Causeway Coast. We would definitely use The Golf PA for future bookings."
- John Cooper (19th Hole Golf Getaways) on behalf of The Bell Group, Northampton, April 2015
"We all had an absolutely terrific time. Our group is still raving about Ireland, it's people, the food, the golf courses, the towns & The sights. It was so nice to have a driver who gets involved with the guests. He felt like one of the family. He added so much to our trip. He has so much knowledge & explains everything with so much enthusiasm. We would like to thank you for all you did to make it a great experience. We will be recommending you to anyone we meet who wants a great golf vacation to Ireland."
- John Pallamer, New York, USA, April 2012
"Could not fault our visit to Ireland. Patrick was an amazing host. The hotel for location and facilities was superb. The different restaurants service and food quality was great. But the golf; it was something else. The best links courses in the world. How soon can we come back?"
- Johnny Callow, Middlesbrough, England, September 2012
Dear all, We joined the Donegal Links Classic 2013 and would like to thank you for a brilliant three days. We really enjoyed ourselves and the courses were beautiful. Thanks again for organising this tournament."
- Joris Rademaker & The Dutch Team, Netherlands, May 2013
"Dear Patrick, I would like to thank you for a great experience during the tournament. Me and my friends were truly impressed, by its nature, the people of Northern Irland, and last but not least the great golf cources. We hope to come back next year under the same conditions, the weather was 1000%. Greetings from Holland."
- Karel Dirkse, Golfclub de Golfhorst, Netherlands, June 2013
"Hi Patrick, Thanks we had a lovely time golfing... Shame it wasn't the greatest of weather! Feedback... We played 4 very different courses which was lovely... Variety is always nice! And all the clubs were really very friendly and welcoming. If we were to do it again I think playing Galgorm earlier in the week would be better as it was a bit disappointing after Dunluce, which was just spectacular. All courses were great. We got the full links experience in gales!!"
- Karen Hughes, Leeds, UK, April 2015
"Super accommodation, Great courses, Fun pubs, Wonderful food. All was just as you had planned it. Can't wait to come back"
- Ken Cunningham, Sheffield, England, May 2015
"I booked golf with Patrick. He was very helpful and quick to get it all sorted for our group. Thanks and we will be in touch again in the future."
- Kevin Dobson, Glasgow, Scotland June 2014
"Words cannot describe the experience we have had with you in Ireland. The golf is truly amazing. Ballybunion stood out for us. The accommodation was divine, and the restaurants, especially that one in Doonbeg village was fantastic. I wish I didn't have to come home to go back to work. We could have stayed a few more weeks. We will definitely come again and play other parts of Ireland. Hopefully sooner, rather than later."
- Leo Carroll, Detroit, USA, June 2012
Hi Patrick, Royal Portrush was outstanding. Unfortunately, my play was not. I am looking forward to a return trip, and let's definitely meet up. Thank you again for your help with the last minute arrangements, especially at Royal County Down. I had a great time. Regards,
- Mac Vineyard, Texas, USA, October 2015
"My friends and I travelled from Paris in France to play in the inaugural Carlow International Golf Classic in 2013. We had never entered an event like this before and were truly surprised about the enjoyment we had. The Irish hospitality was amazing, and the golf courses fantastic. Everything was very well organised and we would certainly book to return again in the future."
- Marcel Gribben, Paris, France
"I booked a short break for my wife and I which included a day playing golf in Donegal. Patrick arranged for my wife to go to the Spa while I was playing. It has to be one of the most relaxing weekends away we have ever had. Everything was just perfect. Lough Eske Castle was amazing, and we will be back again as soon as possible."
- Mark Curry, Belfast, Northern Ireland, October 2012
"Perfect weekend organised by Patrick. 4 guys flew into Dublin, 10 minutes transfer to the hotel. Golf at Portmarnock Links, Royal Dublin and Portmarnock. Restaurant suggestions were superb. All three days were just great. The car was perfect size to fit everything in as well. Can't say there was a bad moment of the trip."
- Markus Freeman, London, England, December 2011
"Hi Patrick, Just some feedback after playing in the Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament this week: With the exception of the unpredictable weather, we all really enjoyed ourselves and thought that everything was well organised. All courses were in good condition, but we felt that Ballycastle would be the weakest of the courses in the event. We were particularly impressed with both Castlerock Golf Club and Ballyliffin Golf Club. It would be great to see the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club used within the tournament, even if it was at a higher cost. Although you managed to arrange for us to play practice rounds, we felt that they shouldn't just be available to international golfers outside of Ireland. I suggest that 9 holes practice rounds on the courses could allow all golfers to take advantage of this facility. This way they could be booked in advance and still be accessible to those teeing off at different times each day. All in all, an enjoyable time was had by our group."
- Michael M., Galway, Ireland, June 2015
"Hi Patrick, We just wanted to highlight a few points for you with regards to our trip: You provided a great value package, especially considering the quality of the courses. Ballycastle Golf Club and Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Links) were definitely the highlights. I was delighted with the opportunity to play Portrush. I had a friendly welcome everywhere, by both members and club officials. At Royal Portrush they make you feel like an honoured guest; nothing is too much trouble. (This was true at all the courses, but Portrush stood out). County Antrim and the Causeway Coast & Glens is a very beautiful area, with lots to see and do other than golf. Patrick turned up to see me tee off at Portrush, which is a nice touch, and it was a great pleasure to meet him. Thanks Patrick, we will be back soon."
- Mick & Val Hosegood, Collingham, Nottinghamshire, England, April 2015
"Thank you from all of us in the Schmitt party who played in your Team Amateur World Cup of Golf Tournament in April. It was a real experience for us. It was nice to meet lots of new people, have fun and laugh with new found golfing friends. The tournament was very relaxed and we hope we can come back again and play more of the wonderful golf courses you have in Ireland."
- Mickel Schmitt, Frankfurt, Germany, April 2013
"We have just arrived back home and I want to thank you for putting together the most amazing golf holiday for us. Everything ran smoothly, without any hitches. We just loved Ireland and found everyone friendly and most helpful. The golf was outstanding. We'll be back."
- Mike Barron, Arizona, USA, May 2012
"Thanks Patrick for a great trip. If your looking for feedback, all was very good for the 3 days thanks to the weather. Golf was a bit slow in Donegal
and Narin & Portnoo, but at Lough Erne they had a marshal on the course moving things along with a really nice attitude. We were out in the middle
of the pack so no real complaint. Everything ran really smoothly. 12 very happy guys. Thank you, Michael Downing."
- Mike Downing, St. Leonards, England, July 2016
"Hi Patrick, We thoroughly enjoyed the "Dunluce Links Golf Pass". All 4 courses that we played were in tremendous condition and great to play. Ballycastle is a tough climb in places but the views far outweigh the climb. Gracehill was in tremendous condition and a real gem. Galgorm Castle had just hosted the Northern Ireland Open on the European Challenge Tour and it too was a wonderful golf experience. Finally Royal Portrush was everything we expected and more. We will certainly use your service again and recommend it to friends. Thank you for organising a great golf break."
- Miriam Geraghty, Ireland, August 2014
"Hi Patrick, Thanks again for our trip well organized...
I saw on your Internet site that you organize trip to the North of Wales... It could be an option for next year. I already checked some golf courses, Royal
Saint Davids, Aberdovey, Conwy, Nefyn & District and Pormadhog seem ok, but will go with your recommendation. Are you able to organise this for
us?12 people, 5 nights, 5 golfs . Probably you will have better idea about the golf courses. Regards, Nicolas"
- Nicolas Neveu, Angers, France, May 2016
"I booked with Patrick after seeing his website and the various tournament packages he offered. He was easy to deal with and arranged everything for us. Patrick saved our group over £800.00 in the package he put together for us which helped go towards a few nights out as well... I have recommended him to a friend of mine who is booking to go to Ireland with him next year also. I will be back again and will look you up when we want to start the planning. Thanks."
- Paddy Malloy, London, England, September 2013
"Patrick's recommendation of golf courses on my trip were fantastic. There was no fuss and it is evident Patrick has relationships throughout the whole of Ireland. Having access to The K Club and Royal Portrush, which in my opinion are some of the best in the world was a very memorable experience. Being a golf tour operator myself I will happily recommend Patrick's team for a golf holiday to Ireland."
- Patrick Kelly (Golf Life Tours Pty Limited), Australia, July 2012
"I played Rosapenna, Ballyliffin and Portsalon. The hotel at Rosapenna was very nice with good food and a comfortable room. Do you have any events coming up soon?"
- Paul Costello Dublin, Ireland, May 2015
"Great week in Donegal Paddy. The Guinness flowed constant. The golf was great. That restaurant you suggested in Glen was unbelievable. Looking forward to seeing you next year."
- Paul Johnstone, London, England, March 2013
"It's the 3rd time I've played in the Coasts of Down event. Happy to report that everything ran smoothly. The guys all really enjoyed themselves and look forward to coming back again. You just can't beat your price, and to get to play Royal County Down is just awesome. Cheers mate."
- Paul Jones, Cardiff, Wales, April 2011
1) The organization was most excellent.
2) The accommodations were outstanding. I was not aware we would all have individual rooms throughout the trip.
3) The caddies at RCD, Ardglass and Ballyliffin were very good.
4) Organization of the tournament was fine but there were at least 3 days where your name was listed on the tournament starter's sheet, and not ours. I know you had given us the times, but the guy just said he hadn't changed it on their system.
5) At RCD, you might want to let your clients know to play the Annesley Links as well. It was really good and well priced.
6) The flight from Belfast to Heathrow: We almost had a real problem and missed it. We had not left Galgorm until after 9 am and were taking our time. I won't tell you exactly how we did it, but it involved breaking a lot of traffic rules, leaving the car with Dave outside the departures and doing a lot of sweet talking to the gate agent!
Patrick, we would not hesitate to use you again or to recommend you to our friends. Have a great summer! Phil"
- Phil Wolfenden, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, June 2016
Hi Patrick, Just back from our trip this year and everyone had a fantastic time so thanks again. Will be in touch when we are planning next year's trip. Phil
- Philip McVeigh, Dublin, Ireland, April 2015
"Good morning Patrick, Thanks for the note and enjoy your round today. By the way, you were correct, the move to Portrush from Portballintrae was brilliant. We really enjoyed the town. Ate at the Wine Bar three nights, had a pint with Willie at the Harbour Bar, and told all that you sent us. Well done, you. Stopped by the Bushmills tasting for a few, said hi to Trevor. We met the promotor of Van Morison's concert tonight the other day and he has given us free passes to the concert tonight (if not too tired). Beautiful country, warm people, challenging golf and sunny weather - at least this week. All in all, a home run, Patrick. I will recommend your services with enthusiasm. Thanks again."
- Rick Jorgensen & Tom Seitz, San Diego, California, USA, June 2013
"Hi Patrrick, trust all is well with you. I am now back in Canada after the excellent experience in Northern Ireland and then spending the following three weeks on the Continent. Overall, terrific!
I very much enjoyed meting you and thanks again for your assistance in putting the golf experience together. I hope that we have an opportunity to utilize your professional assistance in the future. All the best and continued success!
- Rick MacKay, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 2016
"Great service from TheGolfPA.com to start with. Accommodations and staff absolutely superb. We were made so welcome everywhere we stayed. Accommodation was in great locations and really comfortable. Golf excellent, restaurants you suggested were excellent, food had varied menu and superb quality. The Guinness has never tasted better! A brilliant golf holiday. Ireland is the greenest most awesome place in which to relax explore and enjoy the beauty and friendliness of the charming people. Top tip for others, Doonbeg is a must."
- Robert Bird, Pennsylvania, USA, February 2013
"We can't thank you enough for such an well organised enjoyable trip. Everything from the moment we set foot in Ireland and were picked up by private chauffeur to an interesting itinerary, to super tee times and charming Irish hospitality made each day seem better than the last. During our trip we visited five golf courses with the gem being Royal Portrush. It is true, Ireland really does have some of the best courses in the world.. And we found the "craic really was mighty... " Looking forward to our next trip booked with TheGolfPA.com."
- Samuel Tabor, Tennessee, USA, March 2013
"Patrick Aiken organised extra golf for our group of 18 at short notice at The European Club. It is one of the best courses in Ireland and I recommend it and Patrick for any golf vacation. Thanks for everything you did."
- Sebastian Tiumbelly, Quebec, Canada May 2014
"We arranged a last minute golf trip through Patrick at TheGolfPA.com. Everything was very efficiently and he got us into great accommodation in the centre of Dublin, exactly where we wanted to be. The courses were perfect for our budget and I can recommend his services to anybody. The pricing was fair and his local knowledge was invaluable. We will be back again and will book with TheGolfPA.com. Thank you."
- Simon Bellemy, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2011
"We used Patrick Aiken of TheGolfPA.com to make the arrangements for 3 of us to have a long weekend of golf at Royal Portrush and Portstewart in early April. During the planning phase Patrick was helpful and responsive with suggestions for the trip. We had a marvellous 3 days golf and the arrangements generally went to plan with any hiccups being sorted quickly and professionally by Patrick. We enjoyed meeting Patrick at the Harbour Bistro on the Saturday night as we waited to be seated for our meal. I would recommend using Patrick's services if you are contemplating a golfing trip to Northern Ireland...his knowledge,contacts and service will take the hassle out of the organisation and leave you to concentrate on the golf."
- Steve Hughes, Bristol, England, April 2013
"We'd such a great trip to Doonbeg in Ireland for my brother's 50th birthday to play in the Great Irish Links Challenge. The courses Patrick arranged were just fantastic and Patrick keenly followed our progress and was always attentive (despite us being a disorganised lot). Would recommend his services to anyone planning a trip to Ireland."
- Mr. Steven Taylor, Machester, England, May 2013
"Hello Patrick, I was very pleased with the golf. I enjoyed all the courses, Dunluce in particular. In all but one case, the Pro Shop was able to pair me up with other players. I was fortunate that the player I was paired with at Dunluce had a caddy, which was a big plus. The four game package is great value, particularly when you look at individual greens fees. While I wouldn't mind playing the courses again, I hope you are able to add additional courses for the future. The Pro Shop personnel were all very helpful. Playing the links courses is an unforgettable experience, and weather for the most part was reasonably cooperative (didn't need my rain gear all that often) but I was glad I had it with me. I've learned to be prepared for the worst, weather wise, and to be pleasantly surprised with anything even slightly better. But, the weather is part of the whole experience on links courses."
- Sue Canavan, USA, May 2015
"Hallo. Thank you. Very good in both Donegal Links and Causeway Tournament. Everyone had a great experience. Will speak to you again. Thank you."
- Thomas Hoess, Oberstaufen, Germany, June 2015