I know I have not been too active here lately but I will try to sum up the most of my incredible golf journey since the last post from Portugal this summer. I did start out the 2017 season playing quite a few European Tour events which was awesome. I played very solid in the beginning of the year and made most cuts. Then something really clicked that magical week that we celebrated "midsummer" here in Sweden, the last week in June. I played the Challenge Tour event, Made in Denmark Challenge - presented by Ejner Hessel in Kolding, Denmark at Royal Oak GC. I got to stay at my friend's Thomas place situated close to the course together with another Swedish guy called Joel. It was all in all a week to remember, we really had a good time from day one even though the weather conditions were windy and rainy all week. I shot 66-67-72-69 for a total of -14 to claim my first WIN at this level so far. It was an absolute incredible feeling and to play well down the stretch and to finish off with a nice birdie on the 72nd hole in front of the crowd was fantastic. So I definitely dedicate this WIN to my sponsors and also to my family because without your support I would never ever get this opportunity to stand there that Sunday holding that shiny trophy toward that rainy danish clouds.
The second half of the season could have been a little better but I think it was pretty good in a sense to get that little dip so I could evaluate and analyze what I still need to improve before taking that next step up. I did reach one of my two goals of the season, to WIN once but it just was not meant to be to finish top 15 this season. This may sound strange to some, but with another proper off season before the 2018 season on the Challenge Tour starts and the race toward a spot in the top 15 in the end of the year is what I will put all my efforts toward, to get to secure that full European Tour card for the 2019 season. You see we golfers need to think long-term and in this regard I have taken another necessary step in the right direction with my first W so far. I want to thank all of my sponsors once again for all that you do, click on Partners to see most of them. But now...
Lets enjoy the holidays and LOVE one another.
'Tis the Season... /Oscar Stark