Former European champion and Swedish golfer, Joakim Björkman has joined P4M Golf Management as he seeks to further his playing status and utilise his position in the game as an advocate for disability golf.
Encapsulated with the game of golf since age 11, Joakim has enjoyed an enviable career that has comprised Swedish, European and World Championship titles. Traveling the world and showcasing his talent is nothing new for the affable Swede, who has 34 career wins including 4 straight Italian Opens.
Born with Achondroplasia, Joakim represents an incredible story of inspiration and determination that has transformed an amateur golfing talent into a professional career. His desire to bring awareness to disability golf through his accomplishments coupled with a willingness to compete in open professional events is surpassed only by his resolute strength of character.
Turning professional in 2020 and securing a playing category on the Swedish Golf Tour at Qualifying School shortly after, Joakim continues to demonstrate his aptitude as a golfer and is currently finalising a 2021 schedule that will consist of both disabled and able-bodied golf events.
Marc Potter, CEO of P4M Golf Management, commented upon Joakim’s signing “It is a sincere privilege to work with Joakim, I had the pleasure of meeting him long before we were involved in athlete representation and his talent and application then, left a long-standing impression. In today’s climate, people with determination provide such a source of encouragement for others and we look forward to helping Joakim fulfill his aspirations both on and off the course”.
The introduction of a world ranking system for disabled golfers in 2018, the EDGA’s shared tournaments with the European Tour in Scotland and Dubai and plans for a fully supported disability tour in 2022 have all helped pave the way for many of the world’s disabled golfers to play golf on a bigger stage. Purposeful plans that motivate Joakim even further.
Upon his decision to join P4M Golf, Joakim remarked, “I am profoundly grateful that I was able to find someone in Marc with the competence and willingness necessary to share my professional golf journey. I look forward to working with P4M Golf to help bring much-needed attention to disability golf”.