Heat.2009-10-26 I've always wondered where the best place for golf is. I was jealous of the American guys in college who could play all year round. But, is it only positive to have that opportunity? In Sweden we can't do that. We used to go all out during the summers and play as much as we could and then do other sports in the winter. We also practiced golf inside in big tents to keep the swings in shape. The courses wouldn't be playable until the beginning of May.
Still, we have a lot of good golfers in Sweden. But, there are a lot of good golfers everwhere in the world. I think the quality of courses play a big role. We don't have any male Swedish major winners and I think the main reason for that is beacuse we are not used to palying on "major tough courses". We now have one or maybe two courses that could be tough enough to practice at to understand how tough a major set-up course is. But then, they have to prepare the course for a couple of months before to make it a good test. Bro Hof is a great course and you can make it as tough as any other course there is but that's probably the only course in Sweden which is tough enough. Australia and America have courses that are brutally difficult any day of the year. They are in great shape all year as well. We need to shapen up Swedish courses to develop Swedish major winners I think, because we have enough players that can play and compete for the majors, that's for sure. We just havent reach to the top yet. During my four years in college, I played at least 10 courses that had or will host major championships and they were great tests and made me understand what I needed to work on in my game to have a chance to play them. I was so surprised of how hard they were. I hadn't seen anything like it before.
Here in Asia, I don't understand how they practice as much as they do. It's so hot! I practiced for a few hours today and then I couldn't stand it. I guess you get used to it but it's impressive if you can put in a whole day of practice here in this heat.
I'll try to spend more time in the gym this week and less on the driving range to spare some energy for the tournament. The course looks in great shape and it looks like a great test as well. Trying to get out on the course at dawn tomorrow for a practice round by myself before most players get there and before the heat is unbarable.
Sentosa Golf Club