Training camp at Buenavista Golf in Tenerife
My golf needs a lot of work, and the winters here in Stockholm are not the best for improving my swing. Thankfully, there are quite a number of Trackman venues in the city, but it will never be the same as actually playing and training outdoors. So I booked a trip with my fenomenal pro, Marlene Hedblom. A small group of 11 golfers signed up to travel together and work with Marlene at Buenavista Golf Club in the extreme northeast of Tenerife, next to the Teno Mountain range. In March of 2022, we spent an amazing week at the beautiful Hotel Hacienda del Conde and the spectacular golf course designed by none other than Seve Ballesteros. It’s 6,150 meters in total length and consists of six par-3 holes, six par-4 holes, and six par-5 holes. I actually managed to make one birdie and two pars on my final round! so proud of that!
The week was amazing in every aspect. Every day but one consisted of two hours of practice and one round of golf. One day of putting practice, one with the iron clubs, one with the driver, etc., and after lunch, onto the course to practice the new skills. Being there on my own, I got to play with everyone, and I have to say, I have never experienced a more fun group of random strangers to hang out with! I am sure I’ll stay in touch with quite a few of them! And Marlene, what a pro! Whether you’re a scratch player or new to the sport, she can see what you’re doing wrong or what can be improved. And she is such a nice person, and I am so proud to call her my friend. All in all, it was a great week, and it has furthermore cemented my will to become a decent player!