PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Player Name

Richard Lee

World Ranking: 718

Profile

Richard Lee will forever be the first man to shoot a 59 in competitive golf in New Zealand. The 35-year-old, who achieved that feat at the 2010 Carrus Tauranga Open, knows how to go deep.

For Richard's results in 2014 on the Japan Golf Tour, Click Here

Lee played the Japan Golf Tour in 2012 but failed to keep his card and is playing on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2013 while he completes his Bridging Program with the NZ PGA.  
 
When he comes home Lee is a regular competitor on the Charles Tour and in 2010 he finished runner-up to Michael Hendry in the Muriwai Open.

Lee, who trailed Hendry by one shot down the last, made a fine birdie to make the North Harbour pro match his birdie for the win. That finish showed Lee’s ability in the clutch moments.

When he is on his game, as shown by his 59 and a recent 62 at the Muriwai Golf Club, he can shoot the lights out.

It takes a special mental hardness to keep attacking when you are deep in the red numbers to see how low you can go but it’s something Lee feels he has learned over time.

”For me there's nothing better than going deep,” said Lee.

“These rounds just happen. I used to get to five or six under and start feeling the pressure and drop shots coming in. Now I seem to have broken through the barrier.”


 

GALLERY

No Images

    SHOP

    • New Zealand Golf Magazine 1 Year Subscription

      New Zealand Golf Club Members who subscribe to NZ Golf Magazine through the Pro... $84.00

    • Lydia Ko Memorabilia

      Secure your piece of New Zealand golfing history with this exclusive piece of memorab... $400.00

    • Junior Starter Set (Blue) + membership discount

      Goldfern Junior Starter Set available in:Blue: Suitable f... $175.00

    LATEST NEWS

    • Charles Tour: Recreational Services Akarana Open: Geary holds on in Auckland

      Charles Tour: Recreational Services Akarana Open: Geary holds on in Auckland

      After looking like he was on a cruise course for victory, Mt Maunganui professional Josh Geary has held on to win the Re... Read More...

    • Charles Tour: Recreational Services Akarana Open: Bon saves best for last

      Charles Tour: Recreational Services Akarana Open: Bon saves best for last

      Northland professional Caroline Bon came into this week wanting to test out some swing changes under pressure. After ... Read More...

    • North Island Stroke Play: Riordan claims maiden national title

      North Island Stroke Play: Riordan claims maiden national title

      Tasman golfer Blair Riordan has finally claimed a national title. Images are placed here. DO NOT REMOVE. The 23-... Read More...

    • North Island Stroke Play: Keh defends her amateur title

      North Island Stroke Play: Keh defends her amateur title

      Another amateur title and Munchin Keh is the last woman standing at the end of the week again.   The 2... Read More...

    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Koh, Tae 309.40
    2 Toomey, Luke 182.26
    3 Munn, Joshua 173.74
    4 McCall, Vaughan 160.84
    5 Riordan, Blair 122.33
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Keh, Mun Chin 271.61
    2 Guo, Lita 179.50
    3 Cassidy, Chantelle 153.70
    4 Alvarez, Julianne 113.00
    5 Seifert, Hana-Rae 96.94