PLAYER PROFILE - RIORDAN, Blair

Player Name

RIORDAN, Blair

Club: Takaka Handicap: +3.5
District: Tasman OOM: 168.61
 
WAGR Rank: 360  This: 360, Last: 354, Change: -6, Country: NZL, Divisor: 58, Pts Avg: 844.83.
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Blair Riordan (8/3/1990)

Takaka’s Blair Riordan has been one of the consistent performers the past couple of seasons for New Zealand both home and abroad. Riordan was part of the New Zealand team who won the Sloan Morpeth Trophy in Melbourne as part of the 2012 Trans-Tasman Cup. Back home, he was the leading individual at the SBS Invitational in a fine display. He finished fourth at the South Island Stroke Play Championship at the Christchurch Golf Club and seventh at the North Island Stroke Play at Lochiel. In 2011, Riordan came within one match of making the New Zealand Amateur Final in Russley last year when Mathew Perry beat him on the 20th hole. He also won the Bay of Plenty Open in 2011 and finished third at the Shirley Open on the Charles Tour. Riordan follows in the footsteps of his older brother Sean in joining the National Academy. At the start of 2013 Riordan played well for New Zealand at the inaugural Ten Nations Cup. The Kiwis came within one shot of winning the trophy and Riordan was a consistent contributor in the best three scores format in South Africa. The Tasman No.1, who is now based in Melbourne, is a contender to represent New Zealand at the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan in 2014. 

Age began golf:

10 years

Why you began golf:

On holiday near gore with Uncle and start playing and got the golf bug.

Why you began golf:

On holiday near gore with Uncle and start playing and got the golf bug.

Golfer most admired:

Luke Donald, Sean Riordan

Hours practice per week:

15 hours

Warm up routine:

Get to the course 45 minutes before tee off, stretches 5-10 minutes, putting and chipping and then driving range at end

Most spectacular shot:

Hole in one, 9 Iron on par 3 - Waitikiri

Strongest part of your game:

Putting

Most satisfying golf moment:

Winning Sloen Morpheth at Trans Tasman 2012 Winning SBS Invitation 2012

Best thing about golf:

It's challenges

Best golfing tip:

Taking dead aim

Aspirations:

To be the best that I can be

Advice for new players:

Keep at it because it's tough, but the rewards are so much better than other sports

Other interests:

Any Sports - Outdoors tramping, Physcology

Dream Foursome:

Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald

Favourite Course:

Bridge Pa

Best competitive score:

65 at SBS Invitational 2011

Best non-competitive score:

62 at Takaka

Best tournament result:

SBS Invitational 2012 BOP Open 2011 Sloen Morpheth Trophy 2012

What's in your bag:


Favourite non-golfing activity:

Table Tennis

Latest Download:

Watching You Tube Clips

Favourite band/music:

Cold Play

Favourite Movie:

Transformers

Favourite TV Programme:

Two and a Half Men

Favourite Food:

Lasagne

Favourite way of keeping fit:

Playing sports, team activities

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    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Koh, Tae 297.83
    2 Toomey, Luke 182.26
    3 Riordan, Blair 168.61
    4 Munn, Joshua 154.19
    5 McCall, Vaughan 147.73
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Keh, Mun Chin 267.09
    2 Guo, Lita 179.50
    3 Cassidy, Chantelle 135.67
    4 Alvarez, Julianne 113.00
    5 Khoo, Celyn 100.00