PLAYER PROFILE - MUNN, Joshua

Player Name

MUNN, Joshua

Club: Manawatu Handicap: +2.6
District: Manawatu/Wanganui OOM: 152.05
 
WAGR Rank: 161  This: 161, Last: 169, Change: +8, Country: NZL, Divisor: 87, Pts Avg: 925.29.
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Josh Munn 3/5/1991
 
Joshua Munn has been a standout performer on the NZ Golf scene for some time. The Manawatu – Wanganui No.1 underlined his quality recently when he showed great character to come from behind and defeat Tae Koh in the New Zealand Amateur Final. Munn won, who was 2down with nine holes to play, won the contest on the 37th hole. “This is my most important win,” said Munn. “When I was growing up and practising at Manawatu, this was always the title that I dreamed of winning.” The regular NZ rep first made a name for himself when in 2011 he won the ask>metro Muriwai Open on the Charles Tour. Munn was only the fourth amateur to win on the Charles Tour and the way he did it was most impressive. He opened with a course record nine-under par 63 that included only 21 putts. He backed that up superbly to hold off a concerted challenge from Grant Moorhead and Hamish Robertson for a memorable win. In 2012 he became the first amateur to win two titles on the local tour after a wire to wire win at the Harewood Open. His biggest win of note came late in 2012 when he claimed the Lake Macqaurie Amateur in Australia in an impressive performance in the rain and he also finished runner up in the Argentine Amateur. He has played a leading role in team titles for his province Manawatu – Wanganui. They defeated Auckland in the playoff for the SBS Invitational title in 2012 and in more recent time played a starring role as Manawatu – Wanganui won the 2013 Toro Interprovincial for the first time in 49 years. Munn has shown time and time again that when he contends golf tournaments he is a hard man to beat. He is a standout contender for the NZ Eisenhower team in 2014.

Age began golf:

13 Years

Why you began golf:

Dad took me out to public course and loved it ever since

Golfer most admired:

Tiger Woods

Hours practice per week:

20 hours

Warm up routine:

Get to course an hour before, putting 10 minutes, range 20-30 minutes, then more putting, relax about 10 minutes before tee time (meditation)

Most spectacular shot:

Third playoff hole at SBS Invitational 2012, 45 foot putt to win for the Province.

Strongest part of your game:

Short Game

Most satisfying golf moment:

Winning Muriwai 2011

Best thing about golf:

You can never beat it, but we still try

Best golfing tip:

Hold your head high

Aspirations:

Be the best I can be

Advice for new players:

Pratice your putting

Other interests:

Hanging out with my mates, gym

Dream Foursome:

Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dad

Favourite Course:

Muriwai, Singapore Island Country Club

Best competitive score:

63 at Muriwai

Best non-competitive score:

65 at Manawatu

Best tournament result:

Winning Muriwai Open

What's in your bag:


Favourite non-golfing activity:

Squash, Swimming

Latest Download:

Carousel by the Up Beats

Favourite band/music:

Chase and Status

Favourite Movie:

Step Brothers

Favourite TV Programme:

Family Guy

Favourite Food:

Chocolate

Favourite way of keeping fit:

Running and Gym

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    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Koh, Tae 236.04
    2 Munn, Joshua 152.05
    3 Riordan, Blair 141.07
    4 Toomey, Luke 135.38
    5 McCall, Vaughan 128.98
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