Welcome to Louise Friberg
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the Mecca of Golf! There are golfers everywhere and plenty of good golf courses to choose from. I am a member at Moon Valley Country Club, where Annika shot her 59 a few years back!
I am lucky to have some family in town, my sister and her husband as well as their son, Max, who is now as I am writing this 21 months old and as cute as can be!
As always, I enjoy reading your comments so please stop by my guest book and tell me what you enjoy reading or maybe tell me about your best LPGA memory!
I hope to see you all out there!
6 June, 2014
There were four of us walking home to the hotel after dinner. There were also four Canadian gees that were about to cross the street. The first car stopped. Then the most horrific thing happened! The next car did not stop, and less than 20 yards away we saw live when I large Canadian goose was killed on the road. For those of you who have seen these animals know that they are quite large. The sound was awful, and feathers were swirling all around. Then on the other side of the street, stood the other three geese waiting for their friend. They stood completely still for several minutes while their friend lay dead on the road. It was so sad…
My game today
After shooting -2 (69) today I am sitting at -1 for the tournament and in T46 place. There are two days left and I am very excited where my game is heading. It is slowly but surely getting back to where I want it and this week is another recipt that I am doing things right.
Last week I decided to start putting left hand low and I started practicing with in on Monday. I decided that I would go with it this week, committ to it. So far I have had mostly good putts with it and I am happy with where I am heading with my putting.
Tomorrow I am teeing off at 9.28am. It will be a warm and sunny day with very little wind. I am exited to get to play more rounds this weekend before heading back to Sweden!
Talk soon again.
5 June, 2014
I have to first apologize for not updating the webpage for a week or so. No good reason except for just constantly running out of time and being exhausted by the time I get back to the hotel.
We are in Waterloo, Ontario in Canada this week. I like the course. It has quite wide fairways (but I managed to find some trouble out there anyways…) and the area is fairly windy which make for some interesting holes.
I was off early today…7.22am. This teetime translates into a 4.45am wake up call. I have to wake my body up in the mornings otherwise I can barely move:) It was cold this morning…it was layers of clothing to stay warm. Good thing I have some great Galvin Green outerwear that keeps me warm.
My game was ok. Some good shots, some not so good. I shot one over par today but had four birdies and five bogeys. My game is really going in the right direction. I made a change in my putting, I started having a left hand low in my grip. This helps me set up square as I have had my left shoulder a bit open. The ball rolls better and more consistent so I will keep working on that new setup. I am sitting at T73 at the moment, so a round under par would be nice tomorrow.
This is the last week on the road for a while for me. I am scheduled to go back home to Sweden on Monday night and I am super excited to get to experience the summer in Sweden again! There is nothing that compares to it.
Now it is time for bed. I am exhauted and need to sleep. I will make sure to update more this weekend!
22 May, 2014
What hard work it was today…I just could not get it going out there. I had a few good birdie chances and I did not take them. Thru the round I had some trouble getting the pace right on the greens. They were fast…and I played to many putts agressive and left myself with long returns. After lunch I spent a good amount of time working on getting my distance control back again. I am excited for the round tomorrow, I know I have lots more good golf in me.
The new stixs in my bag behaved:) I brought my putter back to the hotel to give it some TLC and of course, to hit a few ones in the room.
The course we play this week is great! I really like and so I am bummed that I was not able to get anything going out there today. Lots of good golf holes. Fast greens. Ondulated greens. Fun golf! Tomorrow is a new day.
Now I am off to get some rest to be ready for tomorrows round!
Wish me luck!!
21 May, 2014
I got to Mobile, Alabama late Monday night. I flew in to New Orleans and drove the 2 hours over to Mobile. I flew Southwest. They are awesome. I got a good night sleep on Monday night and Tuesday at 8am I was ready for another 18 holes of practice. I wanted to get the practice in early as it tends to get a bit warm here. If we get the practice in early, we beat the worst heat.
I have played the course before and I really like it. It is a Robert Trent Jones Course and I always seem to like the visual of those designs. The contours and contrasts of the course fit my eye. Some of the greens are a bit tricky with plently of both visible and settle ondulation. That is why the practice rounds are so important to make good notes so we know that for the tournament.
My game feels good. I am working on gettin my longer shots more dialed in and of course the short game can also be better! It is a neverending job being a professional golfer. That what makes it fun tho!
Today I worked with Scott, the PING rep out here. I have had a gap between some clubs in my bag and now I have a 19 degree hybrid instead of my 7w. The reason is that I want a club that goes a little lower and that is a bit easier to control and the i25 hybrid does that. Then I got a new 3w with a head that has just a bit more loft but a new speeder shaft that will take down the spin a bit on it. My spin rate has but a little on the high side, which means that I do not get much roll on it and I have been missing a few extra yards with that club when trying to get on par 5s in two. This one I can give it a good rip and still get the launch angle I want and a relatively low spin. Also, the missed have lower spinrate, which means that I do not lose a ton of distance with the missed shots. I am happy:) I am putting those clubs in the bag starting tomorrow and I am sure I will put them to good use. Thanks Scott at PING, John at Fujikura and Paul in the trailer for having the best equipment and help for us!!