PLAYER PROFILE - CHISNALL, Ryan

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CHISNALL, Ryan

Club: Greenacres Handicap: +3.3
District: Tasman OOM: 42.44
 
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Ryan Chisnall (9/10/1994)

Tasman golfer Ryan Chisnall has long been touted of a player of real potential and in 2014 he is beginning to fulfill that promise. The Greenacres golfer almost claimed the most prized trophy in amateur golf in NZ last year when he finished runner-up to Kadin Neho in the final of the NZ Amateur. It was a loss that hurt but he has come back stronger in 2014. Most notably he claimed his first national title when he claimed the South Island Stroke Play title by one shot from Jordan Bakermans. “Winning the South Island Stroke Play meant a lot to me,” he said. “It's the biggest win to date for me, so that made it that little bit sweeter. After I finished the last hole it gave me great sense of relief and satisfaction to chalk one up on the board. This was my first national title. Hopefully this gives me the confidence I need to win something bigger and better.” He went onto finish fifth at the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship in Hastings and also as the fourth amateur at the Muriwai Open on the Charles Tour. The likeable lad from Tasman is growing in confidence all the time and that is sure to only build further as a Tier Two member of the revised National Academy.

Age began golf:

ever since I can remember

Why you began golf:

My dad played and always used to take me out with him

Golfer most admired:

Rory McIlroy

Hours practice per week:

6 hours

Warm up routine:

Stretch, 30 minutes hitting balls, 15 minutes putting, 15 mins chipping then 20 x 3 footers

Most spectacular shot:

Hole in one on number 3 at Greenacres

Strongest part of your game:

Chipping

Most satisfying golf moment:

Hole in one on number 3 at Greenacres

Best thing about golf:

The competition, the thrill and the pressure moments it puts you under.

Best golfing tip:

Grip it and rip it

Aspirations:

Become the best palyer I can be

Advice for new players:

Grip it and rip it

Other interests:

Playing other sports

Dream Foursome:

Rory McIlroy, Ricky Fowler, Ian Poulter

Favourite Course:

Bridge Pa, love the layout

Best competitive score:

67 Mount Manganui

Best non-competitive score:

65 Greenacres

Best tournament result:

Winning eagle at under 17's

What's in your bag:


Favourite non-golfing activity:

playing other sports

Latest Download:

Music

Favourite band/music:

Anything

Favourite Movie:

Fast and Furious 5

Favourite TV Programme:

Two and a half men

Favourite Food:

Bacon and Egg Pie

Favourite way of keeping fit:

Playing other sports

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