Went for my 4th treatment since Sunday on my shoulder today and it feels as good as new
Missed hitting balls so I almost missed the bus back to the hotel. The positive thing with my shoulder issue is that I have been forced to work on my putting since thats the only thing I could do. After 2h of even more putting today everything should drop the next 4 days …. I I hope…..
The old champ Nicklas Fasth is here to show that old is still better.
Stunning view again.
14.05 teeoff tomorrw.
Lets play ball!
My practice last week in Abu Dhabi didn´t go as planned cause of pain in my left shoulder. But after seeing an Osteopat in Dubai and some treatment today I was able to hit my first shots since Wednesday. It felt pretty good but when I was playing the slowest 9 holes of practice round this year I realized that I need to hit a lot of balls tomorrow. Cause of the windy condition it usually is here you need to control your height and control. Didn´t accomplish that today.
Love this par 3, hole nr 4. Gusty winds from the left makes it hard to choose your club. A left pin is just to forget about, aim for the middle and be happy with 3 shots.
Beautiful views everywhere on the Island. This from the shuttle back to the hotel.
I hope Joel have copyright his name on the European tour cause we have an Identity theft from a french guy.
- CALL THE LAWYER!!!!
Some more treatment tomorrow on my shoulder and we should be ready to play ball.
27th,26th and 19th in this 3-week streak of tournaments. It´s not bad but as I´m looking for having that chance on the back nine on sunday afternoon i´m not happy.
However I´m not far off, good week of practice here in Abu Dhabi with focus on putting that sunday afternoon is soon there. Hopefully next week in Madeira.
The Black mountain mafia was in Jakarta and supported me. good fun
This stats is to bad to win golf tournaments.
Police escort was standard for last week In jakarta .
Going to Saadiyat tomorrow, starting to get hot here in UAE.
Royale Jakarta golf club is pretty long, thick rough and good as hell.
It´s a good challenge this week and it will really fit the player who is straight from the tee. Everytime I think about be hitting it straight I don’t. So, I will go out there and just try to aim as good as I can and be reckless.
Lesson number 1: Tee the ball up
How you play the tee shot on hole nr 18: Draw with the driver over the left bunker short of the fairway.
And don´t let it go the right.
I get bullied from the other players that my ass is big…. Hmm, happy that at least something is big .
Allright, 6.45 tee time tomorrow. Jihaaa, Lets play ball!
Had a good practice day at Royale Jakarta Golfclub.
- 9 holes
Starting to feel pretty happy with my iron game again. Feels like I`m just doing something with my club and it comes down good at impact.
But the hard work on hitting up on the ball with the driver is still in progress:
Starting to get a really nice flow.
Had a disappointing 2nd & 3rd round last week in Korea. A little bit of mental errors in round 2. round 3 was good, but tricky made to many mistakes, way to easy mistakes. Round 4 was good, no bogeys. Unfortunately the putting was a bit off for going really low. the finishing 69, -3 took me from 44th to 26th spot.
Longing for a sunday back nine when you have a chance to win. Missing that feeling of pressure and adrenalin pumping. As the game is improving and shot low scores I´m there soon with low scores every round.
Love the first couple of lines in this song:
After being in Korea and actually staying last night in the gangnam area i have to post the new song from PSY:
See you later
This week starter:
You get some attitude in the kilt and the knife who apparently belongs to the outfit.
Edfors started with a 67 -5. He has his distance back, so we need to lookout!
Started good today with 4 straight birdies. Unfortunately I had a down period in the middle of the round but finished good with birdie 16 and 17. When you do birdie on 17th this week you get a bottle of 17 year old scotch.
Laying 10th at the moment on -3.
Afternoon round tomorrow!
Lets play ball
Felt freakin Jet lagged this morning. dragged my ass out of the bed at 7.20 just to get in the right rhythm. Had some good practice this morning before the Pro am and find a new friend who will be 1 of the 14 in tomorrows starting line:
16 degree 4-wood.
Some pics from today:
Hole nr 12
13th – tough par 3.
Limo Golfcarts which can be steered by remote control.
18th tee shot.
4th hole. 46 meter drop from tee to fairway.
08.00 tee time tomorrow.
Lets play ball!
After a sweet 17 hour-flight from Valencia to Seoul I got reminded by a 12-year old girl that you actually can do something productive on the flight.
The official hotel this week is called Konjiam resort hotel. It´s surrounded by ski slopes. Therefor they have this sport center were we having the “The Tour Tabletennis championship”. Ilonen beat Björn today in a Nerve-wracking fight.
Hopefully no bombs from North-Korea and good weather tomorrow.
See you then
Once again I had a bad weekend when I´m laying at the top after the 2 first rounds. This weekend it had really gone up to my head. Just tried to hard right. Next time I will be more relaxed and don´t get stressed if I get a bad start.
Big boy´s don’t cry!
Raphael Jaquelin is exhausted after everything he had to go thru too win this tournament. Poor lad, but his wallet got thicker.
About to catch a flight to Seoul, Korea. Ballentines Championship is coming up.
See you in Korea.