The WBHS Golf Team embarked on a tour to Thailand during the Easter holidays, to compete in the World Schools’ Golf Championships.
After two practice rounds, the team became acquainted with measuring in Yards instead of Metres. This, along with the lightning fast greens and the female caddies-who could not speak English- made for an interesting experience for the boys. The team was also fortunate to play on Black Mountain, a golf course rated as “The best course in Asia.”
Twenty four teams, from schools around the world, were placed in our division. Teams consisted of four players, with three scores to count each day over four rounds. After three rounds, WBHS A led the field by 1 shot. A nervous final day put the A team in 3rd position overall. Ben Botha ended as the strongest WBHS player and finished in 6th position individually. The WBHS B team finished in a credible 8th position overall. Matthew Hayward finished as the strongest B team player. The winning school was Whangarei Boys High School from New Zealand.
WBHS is extremely proud of these golfers who proved to be great ambassadors for their school. They are all to be commended on their efforts, both on and off the course.