March 6, 2019

T21 in Oman and New Hopes in Qatar this coming week

The Swedish Golf Tour, like national tours all over the world, is a place for hopes and dreams. Göran Söderqvist, a blogger at the Swedish Golf Federation, reflected on young Swedes hopes, dreams and progress.

We like to share his blog entry – freely translated into English.

Land of Hopes and Dreams…

…The season start of the Swedish Professional Tour is called Winter Series and for the last six years, it has been played at Lumine Golf Club, in Spain. Many of the players, teeing off during Winter Series, have dreams about playing on the European Tour or the PGA Tour and even to play in a Major. It may be a long way from Lumine Golf Club to Pebble Beach or Augusta National but if you’re prepared to do the job it takes, dreams can be converted to reality.

Usually, you’ll find a lot of good players in the Winter Series as the European Challenge Tour didn’t start yet so many players from the Nordic countries like to start their season at Lumine.

Sebastian started his season 2018 here, by winning one of the Tournaments. As you all know he finished the season on 5th place on the Challenge Tour, earning the European Tour Card for 2019. His fellow Swedes Niklas Lemke and Per Längfors also started their season with the Winter Series at Lumine. In November they came back to Lumine to play the final rounds on the European Tour Q-school and they earned their ET cards there and then.

None of them participated in the Winter Series this year as the ET season started already in December and all three of them were busy playing the Oman Open. (Sebastian finishing T21) None of them is yet qualified for a Major this year but in 2016 Sebastian spent a week on the field of dreams by teeing off in the US Open at Oakmont, in the company of Stenson, Johnson, Rahm, Rose and others.

Here’s the blog in original (Swedish) at