It all began on a hot wednesday afternoon in 1954, when the idea to play golf in Osnabrueck was born. Born on the field ground of the Osnabruecker tennis club (OTC) when Heinz Kreft met wirh some friends to play tennis - as he usually did on wednesdays then. But it was a hot summer, too htot to enjoy the tennis match. Hot enough for that small group to come up with the idea: "Wouldn't it be nice in that hot time of the year to rather play golf than tennis?" Just a short glance of an idea, but it took possesion of Heinz Kreft and didn't let him go from then on.
Golf, that was a sport he already was familiar with. He knew it from his former days during a visit in the USA, when some people invited him to accompany them to a golf course. And he was not the only Osnabrueck citizen to know about Golf at that time, there were some few others, and among them were Emmy Homann. She also had made some swings travelling other countries - and thus the fever of golf came in and occupied some influencing people of Osnabrueck.
Of course there are obstacles to overcome. „Golf is not a appropiate sport for a city like Osnabrueck“, those snetences were often to be heard. But Heinz Kreft didn't swayed:
Why shouldn't something work in Osnabrück, which already succeded in Berlin, Bremen und Hannover. Just one week later, he had already reviewed the member list of the Osnabruecker Tennis Club (OTC) and among them chosen some 50 people, who he thought could be interested to become a golfer.
Besides that, the time for changes was there. Shortly after the desparing years of world war 2 der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit: Allmählich waren die Verhältnis, people are longing to learn something new - and the properity years, later on called the times of the German "Wirtschaftswunder", just started in those days.
People in the midth of the fifties were longing for something exciting – and "Golf" became a matter of interest in the city of Osnabrueck.