Freddie Jacobson Personal Notes
A promising ice hockey player at age 10. However, one of the players at his club, Per Nellbeck, was also the local golf professional and taught the entire Jacobson family to play golf. First handicap was 40 but reached scratch five years later, at age 15.
Created with his friends a four-hole golf course in the farmlands near where he lived. Was a weekend paperboy delivering newspapers so he could save to purchase new golf clubs.
Missed first three months of 2000 after breaking left thumb playing hockey for golf professionals in a game against tennis players in 1999. Needed operation and returned in March to finish third, second and second in successive starts.
Was ranked top 30 in Swedish table tennis at age 14-15.
In 2012, launched Freddie Jacobson & Co., a portfolio of startup companies focused on bringing new, innovative producs and services to the market.
In August 2013, named a Core Values Ambassador by The First Tee. In this role, will volunteer his time at chapters of The First Tee meeting with the junior golfers and hosting clinics.