2010-02-25 Just got that European Tour Weekly Production that we did last week sent to me. Here is the link.
Sitting at the Vancouver Airport waiting for the flight to Phoenix. Can't wait to play golf again...my plan worked out perfectly to take a break until I couldn't wait to play again!
Hope you enjoy the little film and see you in Phoenix!
2010-02-25 Not the usual very well edited ski film with great riders...but I'm suppose to be better at golf:)
Big hockey night ahead of us. Very excited to watch the Canada-Russia game with Crosby and Ovechkin. Then the big game for Sweden against Slovakia. Then it's time for me to head out of this fun place and go to another fun place, Phoenix, for a few days.
Hope you are all good and excited for the games!
Good day of skiing today as well. A little foggy and snowy though.
2010-02-24 Snowing like crazy this morning here in Whistler:) Hasn't been snowing for a long time and it's affecting the whole town. All the locals are wondering when the "pow" is coming back. I liked the slopes yesterday though when they are nicely prepared. I guess fresh powder for them is as important as the greens being cut for us. A newly groomed pist for a freeskiier is like asking the European Tour players to play the new golf simulator...not the first thing I would do maybe if I had a chance to go on a real track. Anyway, it's been a lot of fun hanging out with a whole bunch of different people up here. The poker players I'm staying with are the funniest. They don't have consistent working hours really. One of the guys got a house up here and thought it would be nicer to play poker up here than home in England and invites whoever of his friends to come over to stay and play some hands. When they've had enough of poker they go snowboarding. I've stayed in the house for two nights now and I just met a guy who apparently has been staying in the house the whole time but has played about 200.000 hands of poker and not stepped outside his room. Awesome.
My friend from Sweden who also plays poker here had to cut his skiing day short yesterday to treat his back in a physio clinic. Another guy said quickly after hearing about his physio visit: "It really is a physically tough sport poker. That "all-in" move they do in poker must really tear on the back muscles".
Heading up on the hill now to see if I can handle the new snow.
It's the first time in a long time I've felt this distant to golf. It worries me but I know I will get straight back into it when we train again. Maybe it's good for me to see something different. Last few months I've been a little frustrated and I think the reason for that has been that I haven't thought and cared about anything else than golf. When the results and the strive to improve gets too important, it's easy to get frustrated if it doesn't go the way you want. You gotta have some other hobbies I think and something else that's important in your life.
Big hockey day today with 4 quarter finals. Sweden's game against Slovakia is at 9PM over here. Good night!
This is the weather right now so no more skiing for today. My legs are killing me. Great workout though. Pierre always complains about my weak legs. I'm working on it Pierre, in Whistler. Great combination.
There was nobody in the slopes today which is great. The weather sucked at the top and at the bottom but in the in-between areas it was nice. First time on the hill for a long time so it was a good training day. I'm not great at skiing but I love it. Such a freedom kick. Although, wearing those boots made me think how lucky I am only have to wear golf shoes. Even the firmest pair of "Classics" seems like slippers compared to the ski boots.
Our room. Andreas was here earlier and got the master bed. Mine is pretty sweet though on the right. It looks like I even get a comforter tonight. Looking good.
Great ending to a great day...
One more day here. Actually can't wait to hit some spinners in Phoenix. I'm thinking of some fun videos for you guys. It seemed like that short game thing we did was enjoyable. I'll think and try to come up with something. Maybe some what I try to do with my swing and where it has gone from and where I want it to be??? Good idea?
2010-02-23 Canada is truly amazing...have never seen anything like it before.
View over Vancouver city from West Vancouver.
On the way to Whistler. Never wished for a car ride to never end before.
We found a golf course too. But, felt like beeing in Sweden when the sign said: "Opens in March".
They had a cool map in the McDonald's in Squamish. All customers got a needle to point out where they were from on the map...awesome idea!
Can you live there???!!!
Just got to the house in Whistler. Staying with some poker players. There are computers everywhere and it's such a cool bunch of guys. They are serious pros! My Swedish friend brought these Swedish souvenirs and what a view!
I miss golf though and I miss the hard training, but staying here a few more days will make me want to play even more so I'm gonna stick to my plan. We'll see if I can get back with more motivation than ever and train harder to get better. Hope so!!!