Greenwood cup time again. Oct 16/17 at Karamu GC. Always exciting, Matchplay battles against my provinces best amateur golfers. First up I was up against Mako Thompson, a current NZ men’s squad member and current HB number 1. Put in the hard yards during the week with one goal in mind, to beat him. It was a tough match, walking down the last, 1 up, 5 under the card which I later learnt matches the course record. My par beat his bogey. Over the moon with a 2up win. Finished the weekend with 2 more wins so really really happy.
Final weekend of Greenwood cup. Up against the big boys and still in with a chance of winning.
Eased into the weekend with a 7/6 win in my first match.
Really turned in on in my second match against Brad T who I haven’t beaten yet. Over came that issue, 8 birdies in 12 holes for another 7/6 victory. Very happy with day one.
Started a bit slow on day two. 3 down after 8 but came back nicely to win 3/2. Final match against HB legend Stu Duff. Got up early in the match and ended up winning 3/2. Unfortunately our team didn’t get the result, we ended up taking 3rd place but lots of positives to take from our season. .
Very happy to go through the two weekends with 7 from 7 wins. I was awarded the Bretherton Buist Cup for player of tournament.