Former Hog Golfer on the PGA Tour Lives Out Dreams in Fayetteville
David Lingmerth’s PGA Tour dreams started in Sweden, then went through Fayetteville, and with any luck, he just might end up in Augusta.
David grew up in Sweden, and he’s been practicing hard since he was 10 years old with one goal in mind: qualifying for the PGA Tour.
After winning on the Web.com Tour, and finishing in the Top 25 on the money list, he’s earned his PGA Tour card for 2013.
“It’s obviously been a dream of mine for a long time. I would say when I was about fifteen, I started focusing on golf and I’ve done that pretty much full time for about 10 years. So I’m pretty excited.”
David’s story is one of hard work and determination. He didn’t get a Division One scholarship offer, so he played Junior College golf in Florida, and caught the eye of several D-1 coaches. Arkansas was the best offer, and he considers it a blessing to have played here.
Because they practice and play at ”The Blessings” Golf Club, David says the course and practice facility is better than many stops on the PGA Tour.
“When I got here, I knew that I had all the tools I needed to be as successful as I wanted to be. It’s a great facility and a great coaching staff. We play a great schedule here at Arkansas. I’ve had everything I’ve ever needed and asked for. It’s been great.”
Now that David has his PGA Tour card, he’s moving to Jacksonville, Florida so he can play and practice at the TPC Course.
He’s looking forward to playing against many of the those he battled in college, and some he grew up watching on TV
“I played some against Ricky Fowler in college, so it’s going to be nice to be seeing him again. Obviously, I can’t forget to mention Tiger Woods and all he’s done for golf is amazing. It’s going to be awesome and a cool experience if I get to play with him next year.”
Next season when you’re watching the PGA Tour and they mention David Lingmerth, the announcer may say he’s Swede, but he might be the only one who can “call the Hogs.”