Where to start! Its been a long road to get to where I currently am playing my 10th year on the LPGA tour. I started playing golf at age 3 in my hometown of Bollnäs, Sweden. Thats a rough estimate as I spent lots of time when I was very young on the golf course with my parents picking flowers along the fairways or eating ice cream. For me it was not always 100% golf as the weather in Sweden in the winter makes golf outdoors impossible. With lots of snow each year skiing became a natural sport for me to do for 6 months out of the year. Until I reached the age of 16 I split my time playing golf for half the year and skiing the other half. For me skiing wasn't just a hobby to kill time until playing golf again was possible. I competed in slalom, giant slalom, downhill and super g.
I could have quite easily ended up skiing for a living were it not for the day that I saw one of the top skiers crash off the slope breaking both her legs. From then on at age 16 golf had my full attention. I spent the next 3 years working on my game, traveling around Europe playing in amateur events and at 19 I had become good enough to earn a scholarship to Oklahoma State University.
Being at such a successful golf school along with many future LPGA and PGA tour players pushed me and my golf to a new level. Once I had spent a semester or two at OSU, becoming a professional golfer myself seemed like a realistic goal as so many former OSU players had shown me the way. After graduating in May 2009 I played half a season on the LPGA's developmental tour (now Symetra Tour) and through my good play ensured I would be able to head strait to final stage of Q school.
I made it through LPGA Q school qualifying on my first attempt then jumped strait on a plane to Spain to try to get my card on the Ladies European Tour also. It was a long 3 weeks of non stop high pressure golf but I did it....I was now a professional golfer!
Lots has happened since then having played now for 10 years on the LPGA tour but we can get to that later!