So, this will be my first rookie blog. To be honest, this will be my first blog ever! Since you have taken the time to sit down and read this, you probably want to know a little bit about who I am and what I am up to this year.
I am from Sweden but base myself in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This might seem like a weird place for a Swedish golfer to live in, but I will let you know how I ended up here. I grew up in a small town named Bollnäs located three hours north of Stockholm. The winters there are long and the golf season extremely short. My whole family loves golf and I grew up spending a lot of time on different golf courses around Sweden together with my family. However, I loved alpine skiing just as much as golf and spent the winters on the slopes. As a kid, golf and skiing was a perfect combination, but the older I got, I had to make a decision which sport to go for. I picked golf!
At the age of 16, I applied for a golf high-school run by the Swedish Golf Federation. This school is located in the south part of Sweden and I was picked as one of four girls to start in the fall of 2003. This meant that I had to move 10 hours away from my parents and friends. Some people might think that is a big move for a 16-year-old, but I am so happy that I got the opportunity to go there. I did not only get a much longer golf season because of a warmer climate, I also learned to live on my own and all responsibilities that come with it. During my years in high-school, I decided that I wanted to go to the U.S. to play college golf after I graduated. After a few recruit trips to different schools, I decided to sign for Oklahoma State University.
I am extremely thankful for my college years and all the great experiences that came with them. In May 2009, I finished my Bachelors degree in International Business and decided to turn pro. With the decision to turn pro, a lot of things change in one's life, and I feel it is good to try to keep as much as possible the same and not change everything at the same time. Not only because of this but also because I get to practice and play at great facilities, still be around my friends from college, and still attend exciting college sport games, I decided to keep my base the same as during the last four years, in Stillwater, OK.
Now it is March and I am sitting here with my tour cards for both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. In one way it seems like everything has happened very fast. I was still in school less than a year ago and now I am about to start my first full season on the LPGA Tour. However, the journey started years ago; since the day I decided to pick golf over skiing, I have worked towards the goal of one day playing on the LPGA Tour and I am now so excited for this season to start up.
During the last three weeks, I have been in New Zealand and Australia for my first three LET events. I have had a great time, seen some very cool places, played some really good golf, and some not as good! No matter what, I think these three tournaments have been a great start to this new year and I, as a rookie, learn something new every week I am on the road. During this year, my rookie year on tour, I will try to share some of these experiences in this blog and also tell you about places I visit, people I meet, and other things that will show up during my journey.
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