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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!

Louise Lollo Friberg

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!

 

Practicing at Black Mountain Golf Course

14 April, 2014

For anyone who likes Thailnd and golf, Black Mountain Golf Course in Hua Hin is a must. I was there for a few days practicing and hanging out and it was great. Below is a picture from behind the green on number 2. It is a beautiful place nestled in a valley around mountains.

BM 2an

There was a tournament the first weekend I was there. It was part of the Swedish Nordea Tour, the pro golf tour of Sweden and Scnadinavia. It was an invite only and there were 28 men playing. My other half Mattias was there producing a 30 min show of the tournament and I was helping out on the Saturday. At night there was a dinner and below is a selfie I had no idea Mattias took of us. I think it turned out pretty good:)

Mattias Lollo

The golf course is owned by a Swedish man named Stig. He has a vision, a dream and determination. Black Mountain is the result of that.There is a Swedish chef working at the golf course restaurant and oh my, the food is great. Adding to that, the view from the dining is stunning. Below is a simple picture of the 18th green and some water features around the clubhouse.

18 from ch

As you can see…very beautiful. A must visit.

Thank You to Stig and staff for a great experience and practice at Black Mountain. See you this fall again!

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Black Mountain Golf Club in Thailand

4 April, 2014

I arrived to Thailand yesterday morning. It was a long trip I made to get here. My connections were MCO-ORD-ARN-BKK almost 40 hours of travel time!

During the stop in Stockholm I had enough time to take the train in to the city and visit with my little princess Jessie! The family who takes care of her while I am gone are great. Jessie is in the city a few days of the week as the “mom” has a hair salon. Guess who loves meeting all the people who come in every day!? Jessie is in heaven of course:) So I went to the salon to hang out for a while and to take he for a walk. Below are some pics. Apparently Jessie loves to lay under the chair of the person who is getting the haircut. She is one special dog, that is for sure.

Jessie under stol

 

 

 

 
After visiting Jessie, I had a long flight left…10 hours. A nice surprise tho was that Mattias had rebooked my flight and I got to lay on a flat bed. That saved me some energy as I was able to sleep a bit more than usual.

Black Mountain Golf Course is about 2.5 hours drive south of Bangkok airport. It is a great setup with phenomenal practice facilities, that are in top notch shape. So far I have played the course once, and I am impressed. There is a tournament here at the moment. It is the Swedish Professional golf tour called Nordea Tour. Only the men get to play here this year, but hopefully they will extend it to a women’s tournament as well. Below are some pictures from our round this morning.

BM vatten morgon

BM snyggt hal

 

 

 

 

 

Mattias is here with his company doing the production of the event. Tomorrow I will help them out with some stuff on the course. But before that, I have a foot massage. Today I had a full body massage.

Now I better go to bed so I have energy for the long day tomorrow.

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T29 finish

1 April, 2014

The last round was played today and I shot even par to finish the tournament T29. I cannot wait to get to practice on my longer shots. The short game has been great this week but the long game has been anything but ok.

Now a trip to Thailand and Black Mountain Golf Course awaits. Looking forward to finally see it!!

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All time low putting stat for a round!

30 March, 2014

No players got done with their second round yesterday. This morning, at 10am we had a shotgun so all players started where they had ended yesterday. I finished the round with a total of even par. We had quite small practice areas on this course. Whenever there is a shotgun, the practice areas are so crowded! Below is a picture of one of the practice greens while players were warming up.

crowded green Longwood 2

After finishing my short round (I only had two holes left) I had an early lunch. After filming some swings to email to my swing coach in Sweden, I went back to the house to get my laundry done. The afternoon was spent on the driving range where I checked aim, length of swing and also ballposition. I am confident tomorrow will bring some better shots closer to the pin so I don’t have to chip as many times as I had the last few days. Of course, when you miss lots of greens, you get to chip and putt a lot. I had a total of 23 putts this round. This is the lowest I have ever had. My lowest before was 24 when I played at Golf Club of Estrella and hit 8 greens and was -1 for the round. This is good news for my short game!

The Symetra Tour is quite different from the other main tours. For one, we don’t have any ropes out ther except for around the teeboxes and some of the greens. There have been times where the spectators walk around on the fairway, but usually they are really good at giving us space:) Nedless to say, the practice areas do not have ropes either. Today, a golf instructor apparently came up to quite a few girls and agressively tried to sell his services to them. I had been warned so when he came up to me as I was all alone on the practice tee I was firm with that he may watch but be quiet. I think this might have caught him off guard and minutes later he left. This is after he filmed my swing (despite saying he did not when I asked), asked me “what did you shoot the last two days” and also had his kid come up to me and try to sell me a lesson. Note to all of you coaches and instructors who might want to start working with professionals. Please develop trust first with the players. Do not tell a girl that “she is not good enough” (he has said that to my friend out there). Just saying.

On a lighter note, the tickets for Sweden and Thailand are rebooked and I am now leaving on Tuesday instead of tomorrow (Monday). Cannot wait to see Mattias, the Black Mountain Golf Course and to see Jessie!!!

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