Es is nothing more than a pretext. A small German tournament here, a private round there, in between courses, training, fitness programs. Germany’s female golfers, like so many other athletes, are currently sentenced to wait for competitions. World-class golf is only possible for them again from July 31, when the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour starts as the world’s largest series for women’s golf.

“I would say that I will just walk across the square, grinning like anything else,” says Esther Henseleit of her anticipation. She is currently considered the shooting star of the German golf scene.

Three German women are currently among the top 200 in the world. What unites them these days is a view of a women’s golf scene that is extremely moving and, above all, completely inconsistent.