LG Meets: Swedish golfer Linda Wessberg
What’s the best thing about being on tour?
Travelling is always nice and playing really good courses. I get to see lots of different cultures and learn a lot about the people in lots of countries. I’ve been out for 14 years now so I’ve seen a lot.
What do you do when not playing golf?
Right now it’s totally different because I’ve recently become a mother. Now when I’m not playing golf I’m very busy with other stuff!
I really like sports so I used to go watch ice hockey, football and go shopping and to the movies.
Do you have a best friend on tour?
Not really I tend to mix a little bit with everyone.
Most people are really friendly. So you can sit down and have lunch with anyone really.
Who is your golfing inspiration?
I was lucky enough to play with Annika who is 10 years older than me. She’s always been an inspiration but she’s not a stranger because we’ve played Solheim cup together and things. But she’s always been a big inspiration and role model for me.
Do you miss home when you’re away?
I do yes, especially now that I have a little child.
Normally I just get by through Skyping and Facetiming home a lot. I’m lucky that I have that opportunity to do that and it makes it a lot easier.
Best course you’ve played?
We play a lot of good courses. I like Woburn, I was really amazed by it the first time I played there.
Australia, too bad it’s so far away but I really like it.
Best place for a cocktail?
Do you get jet lag?
I’m actually pretty good at sleeping on planes. So I try to sleep when I travel and look at the time difference before I leave and try to deal with it early. It works out pretty good and I don’t really have a problem with it.
Where’s a great place for golf that not many people know about?
We played a really good course in the Czech Republic called the Albatross golf club. It’s just outside Prague and I thought that was really nice, I think the European tour are playing there now. So I would say Prague.
Is it tiring moving about so often/living out a suitcase?
It’s been my life since I went to college and played college golf when I was 18. I’m used to it, it’s a lifestyle. I wouldn’t say it was tiring but sometimes I don’t like packing and it takes forever to pack sometimes. But it’s a lifestyle you choose to have so you just do it.