Robin Groombridge, Fran Weinstein and Jan Parish with Mehran Zareian of Barfoot and Thompson.
A total of 84 amateur players and 30 professionals took part in the fifth Barfoot & Thompson Women’s Pro Am at Warkworth Golf Club this month.
Committee chair Jan Parish said it was a great turnout despite a sudden switch in alert levels and the cancelling of the Northern Swing series, which usually brings players north.
This year’s professional winners were Pieter Zwart in first place, with seven under par, Dangwoo Kang in second with six under par, and third place was tied between Tae Koh, Mason Lee and Sam An, with five under par.
The winning amateur women’s team consisted of Robin Groombridge, Fran Weinstein and Jan Parish.
The top prize for the amateurs was a round of golf at Kauri Cliffs Golf Course in the Bay of Islands, two night’s accommodation in the Taipa Ramada and a loan vehicle from Warkworth Toyota.
A highlight of this year’s tournament was a putting challenge in which amateur players were pitted against professionals.
It was a knockout style challenge with a prize of a 60-degree wedge club, sponsored by The Clubroom shop in Auckland.
Matakana Estate also had a wine tasting in which everybody was a winner.
The annual tournament is supported by the NZ Professional Golfers Association, which pairs women players with professional golfers.