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Andis Kaulins, who writes SportPundit,
won the men's golf club championship
at the Mosel Golf Club in Cochem, Germany, 2008,
at age 61 3/4. 

Andis Kaulins at the Mosel Golf Club Cochem
The Championship Plaque of 2009 above shows the
outline of the Cochem Castle, as seen at the photo below.

This photograph at Cochem Golf by Christian Hoffmann
shows from the left after the final round
the champions holding their trophies:
the women's champion, the men's senior champion,
the junior champion, the women's senior champion,
and I am at the far right as the men's champion.

The "Junior Champion" in that 2008 photo, Thomas Höher, won the
men's championship two years later in 2010, after his father, Helmut,
the senior champion in the photo above, won it in 2009, .
Thommy now plays to a handicap of +1.9 (i.e. 2-under par).
Needless to say, I have no chance against him today,
although in the last tournament we played together,
I was lucky to outdrive him by about 5 yards on the hole
that awarded a prize for the longest drive in the competition.
He claimed it was the wind. No way ;-).
At 6 feet tall and 205 pounds (93 kg), I remain known for my long drives and for a tournament in which I went eagle-birdie-birde on three consecutive holes after sinking a 60-foot putt to save double bogey on the hole before them.

I was always interested in sports and was pretty good at all of them, but skipped the 1st grade in school, so that I was always a year younger and smaller than most of my classmates. I grew a lot in my senior year of high school, but that was too late for any varsity sports except golf, and that has remained my sport ever since. The 1964 Lincoln High School golf team of which I was a member was the Nebraska Class A State Golf Champion.


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Golf - Hole in One
June 18, 1963

Golf - Nebraska State High School Golf Champions 1964

A Hole in One is a Special Feeling.
Plus, it was my grandfather's birthday.

Nebraska Class A State High School
Golf Champions 1964

This is the ball I used for my 1st Ace.
I was 16 then and played this ball for maybe 10 rounds - you could still cut the ball then. The witnesses in my foursome were Lowell Berg (now retired former head of probably the leading architectural firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, and past President of the Rotary Club), Roger Yant and Mike Ley (who in 1972 was Nebraska Match Play Champion). You could send the ball in to Titleist (Acushnet) and have them stamp your name and date on it, which I did.
Andis Kaulins, Hole in One
June 18, 1963

Nebraska State Golf Champions

Players above: (bottom left to right)
- Andis Kaulins, George Snider,
Charles Borner (medalist, and in 1970 Nebraska
Match Play Champion, now a golf pro),
Dennis Bradshaw (later a PGA management graduate),
Galen Ullstrom (later a lawyer and insurance executive),
and Sam Beechner. The golf coach, Dick Beechner,
is not pictured but see
 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
 where Dick is the Executive Director.

Senior Club Champion Stromberg - 2004

Senior Club Champion
Stromberg - 2003

Andis Kaulins

Andis Kaulins
at Stromberg Golf Club
in Germany
Senior Club Champion

Golf Trophy 2004
Andis Kaulins on the right

Golf Partner - 2011

Karlsberg Golf Tournament 2007
Men's Young Seniors Golf Team
of Stromberg

Andis Kaulins on the far right - see also here

Andis Kaulins Soccer Team Coach 1994 - 1997

Andis Kaulins

Above with the undefeated soccer team JSG West in Göttingen
which we co-coached and which was selected national "Team of the Week"
by the German national soccer magazine Kicker in January, 1996

 Andis Kaulins short biography:
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Nebraska ('64);
B.A. University of Nebraska ('68);
an international law firm headquartered in New York City, New York, USA;
former FFA Law Lecturer in Anglo-American Law, University of Trier, Germany;
co-author of the world's leading Langenscheidt Routledge German-English, English-German Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance (chief editor Ludwig Merz).

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Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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