Places Golf Has Taken Me

 

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Photo with President George W. Bush on a windy day at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, TX. The president was watching me hit balls from the other end of the range, and yelled over: “Do they teach you to hit it like that over in Finland, son?”

I answered politely: “No, Mr. President, I’m from Norway!”

President Bush: “Ahh, same thing…”

 

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A picture with Rory McIlroy from Egypt in 2010. We played in the same tournament, the Egyptian Open. The picture is from the pro-Am, where I went out to watch Rory play to see if I could learn some new tricks. My second round of the tournament, 74, was good enough to tie Rory on that day.

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Picture is from Augusta #12, the famous par 3 that is part of the “Amen Corner.” The picture is from the Monday practice round of 2012 Masters where we were spectators. Next time I come back to Augusta, hopefully I’ll be on the inside of the ropes!

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How I started playing golf back in Norway.

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My first tournament for the Norwegian Golf Team. Canada in 2009.

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The Baylor Golf Team in the Tokyo SkyTree. We got to spend a day in Tokyo after competing in the Topy Cup in September of 2012. There were 4 American Schools and 10 Japanese schools competing at the event. I finished in a tie for 7th individually as best “American.”

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Silver Medal from the European Boys Team Championship in Turkey, 2010. From the left: Myself, kristoffer Ventura, Mathias Schjølberg, Aksel Olsen, Kristian Krogh Johannesen, Frank Abrahamsen.

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A clutch putt holed on the 18th hole of the European Boys Team Championship in Turkey, 2010.

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Hawaii 2012 with Assistant Coach Ryan Blagg and teammate Filippo Zucchetti.

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Photo from my first ever college tournament at Turning Stone, New York. My debut as a Baylor Bear was good, finishing in a tie for fifth, and contributing to the team victory.

Here’s a video of me playing the “Extreme 19th” in South Africa. We were on a training camp with the Norwegian Golf team. You have to take a helicopter to the top of a cliff, and smash a drive off the cliff towards an Africa-shaped green. Unreal experience!

 


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