- Tell us a little about yourself outside your role as volunteer.
A born and bred Invercargill lad, I have retired to Queenstown with my wife Anne, living in Shotover Country. I am a member at the Arrowtown Golf Club and also volunteer at the Queenstown Hospice Shop.
- What made you start volunteering at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open?
I volunteered for the first time earlier this year at the Open as a caddy. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience but unfortunately we did not qualify for the final two rounds. Spectated the last two days.
- What is your role and how long have you been volunteering?
For next year’s Open I have been appointed “Head Marshal” responsible for
co-ordinating the course volunteers from tee to green at both “The Hills & Millbrook” over the four days of the tournament. This will be my 2nd year as a volunteer at the open.
- What are some of your favourite memories from the tournament?
From last years’ tournament I would have to say my favourite memory was the distance the “Pro’s” can hit a golf ball – just amazing.
- Any player you are pulling for to win the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open this year?
It would be great to see a “Kiwi” at the top of the leader-board come Sunday afternoon.
- Who is your favourite all time golfer and why?
Having watched Lydia Ko over the last few years I would have to say she’s my favourite. Lydia doesn’t hit the ball as long as others on the LPGA tour but her accuracy is second to none in my opinion.
- What is your favourite golf memory either as a player or a spectator?
Probably my lowest round (77) in many years recently at Arrowtown .
- Tell us some fun facts about yourself.
As a muso, my claim to fame is being in a rock band back in the 1960’s in Invercargill playing alongside Roger McLachlan who was later the first bass player for “Little River Band” in Australia.