Zwart turned professional earlier this year and finished equal top qualifier with Australian Corey Hale. “I’ve just been going out and playing one round and going for it, and it’s worked today.” Zwart, who came to New Zealand in 2003, was a latecomer to the game.
“I didn’t start until I was 18. I played a lot of other sports when I was younger – cricket and tennis, all sorts of sports. My stepdad played a bit of golf on Sundays and I was at a loose end, so went and played a few holes with him. I enjoyed hitting the ball and I wasn’t given any opportunities to progress in other sports I was playing so I thought, golf is an individual sport and I would take it up.”
Now 25, Zwart lives in the Hawke’s Bay and after playing one year for Bay in the national inter-provincial amateur championship, where he had four wins and a half playing at No3, he decided it was time to turn professional.
He has already had his first win as a professional – at the Starwood Classic in Fiji in June.Post published in: Golf