PLAYER PROFILE - KO, Lydia

Player Name

KO, Lydia

Club: Gulf Harbour Handicap: +6.3
District: North Harbour OOM:
 
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Age began golf:

5 years

Why you began golf:

On the way back from visiting aunt's family in Australia, I got a kid's 7 iron and a putter for a present. Dad took me to a driving range and people loved to watch a little girl hitting balls. I loved to hit balls and do putting comps with adults.

Golfer most admired:

Michelle Wie, Rory McIlroy, Lexi Thompson, Phil Mickelson

Hours practice per week:

35 hours

Warm up routine:

Stretching 30 minutes in the morning 30 minutes hitting balls 30 minutes short game 30 minutes putting

Most spectacular shot:

At the Australian Open on the last day hit a 9 Iron from about 110 metre out and holed it!

Strongest part of your game:

Driver, I hit nearly every fairway, and my focus. I have to work hard, which sometimes can be boring but the end result makes me smile.

Most satisfying golf moment:

Winning NSW Open Championship 2012

Best thing about golf:

Meeting new people, enjoying competitions against different ages, concentrating on games, seeing hard work pay off.

Best golfing tip:

To be the best you have to work the hardest.

Aspirations:

Major title winner, New Zealand's best golfer ever.

Advice for new players:

Have fun but at the same time don't forget to remember your goals and dreams

Other interests:

Swimming, anything fun

Dream Foursome:

Michelle Wie (ability with golf and study) Phil Michelson (short game) Ernie Els (nice and smooth swing)

Favourite Course:

Kauri Cliffs, Jacks Point and The Hills

Best competitive score:

-8 NSW Open on Round 2

Best non-competitive score:

-5 at North Shore GC

Best tournament result:

Winning NSW Open

What's in your bag:


Favourite non-golfing activity:

Swimming

Latest Download:

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song

Favourite band/music:

Big Bang

Favourite Movie:

Harry Potter

Favourite TV Programme:

Criminal Minds

Favourite Food:

Italian

Favourite way of keeping fit:

Anything fun that keeps the heart rate up and works up a sweat.

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    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Chisnall, Ryan 171.98
    2 Toomey, Luke 116.00
    3 Brown, Luke 98.18
    4 Jones, Cameron 76.82
    5 Coxon, Nick 76.35
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Cassidy, Chantelle 166.67
    2 Campbell, Alanna 148.80
    3 Keh, Munchin 147.82
    4 Kobori, Momoka 147.56
    5 Garvey, Amelia 115.08