NZ Golf Magazine | July 2019 | 33 Jack Nicklaus during the 1977 Open Championship. Seve Ballesteros during the 1977 Open Championship at the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, Scotland. 05 When and where did you have your lowest round of golf? Have you shot your age yet? If so how many times? It was in tournament play – I shot 63 at Springfield Golf Club, Rotorua (I even bogeyed two of the last three holes!) and have shot 62 at Tauranga Golf Club in the late 1970’s when playing with friends. And no, I haven’t shot my age yet – that’s a work in progress! 06 What was your best win as a golf professional? When, where and why? That would probably be my first win in about 1966, when I shot 79-73 in a howling gale at Muriwai, to beat Ernie Southerden, who was considered the benchmark to beat in those days. I have won over 40 events but nothing major. I lost in a playoff at the NZPGA Championship to Brian Jones at Mt. Maunganui Golf Club in 1981. 07 You led a major championship – when and where? It was actually midway through Round 2 at The Open at Royal Lytham & St.Annes, that I lead briefly. 08 How many times did you represent NZ at the World Cup? What is your favourite memory? I represented NZ five times in the World Cup – 1973/’74/’’77/’78/’83. My favourite memory was playing with the winners, Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido, in 1977 at Wack Wack Country Club, in Manila. 09 Who is the best player you ever played with? That is a tough one, as I have played with 22 major champions. I would have to choose two – Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros. The best ball striker has to be Roberto de Vicenzo. 10 What is the most memorable time/ experience you have had on the golf course? Probably playing with Jack Nicklaus in the 3rd round in The Open at Royal Lytham & St.Annes. It doesn’t get any better than that! 11 If you could pick any three people, alive or dead, to play in a fourball with, who would they be? Is there any particular reason for your choices? First would be Peter Thomson – he has the best and simplest golf swing I’ve ever seen. For second, I would pick Kel Nagle – a great player and true gentleman. And my third pick would be Mark Williams – my step-son and one of my best friends. 12 What is the funniest thing you have seen or experienced on a golf course? That would be the irate swan when we were playing Kauai Lagoons in Hawaii. My wife Bev and I came off the 16th Tee in a cart and I decided to “buzz” one of the swans on the fairway. He took exception to this and chased us down the fairway with his head stretched out between our two sets of clubs, hissing in our ears. We eventually wore him down! Roberto DeVicenzo during the 1972 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.