This year the US Kids Golf, Trans Tasman Cup Tournament was held in New Zealand for the first time. The last two years have been played in Australia. Last year I played in Sydney for the first time.
We played at the Gulf Habour Country Club in Whangaparaoa Peninsula for two days. I played in the 8-9 year old girls team for NZ with my playing partner Anihera Koni, who came all the way from Dunedin.
I also played against two Australian girls and their names were Rachel and Lilly.
The weather was really nice and sunny. Gulf Habour is a really pretty golf course, with lots of bunkers. Luckily I only went into one bunker.
On the first day of the tournament I did really well. I shot a score of 38 (2 over par 36) for nine holes. This is my best score so far in a tournament.
We won after the the 7th hole but kept playing for fun, and the caddies had a go at hitting with the kids clubs which was fun.
At the end of Day 1 NZ was in front 9 points to 3.
The second day I did ok. We won on the 6th hole and finished early so that we could watch other people play. Anihera, her Aunti and I went for a drive in a cart to look around the golf course. Anihera and I got to drive the cart, it was really funny when Ani crashed. Lucky it wasn’t that bad.
At the end of Day 2 NZ won by 5 points and we won the big Trophy. Everybody gets to take it home with them, Ani got to take it home first to Dunedin. I cant wait till it comes to my house so I can take it to school and my golf club.
I’m looking forward to next year because I might get to qualify again to go to Australia and to make new friends.