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Golf Helps Me Overcome Stress: Chris

Golf Helps Me Overcome Stress: Chris
Chris Fredericks on May 19, 2017 at the Fiji Golf Club in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Photo: Grace Narayan
May 20
11:00 2017

Chris Fredericks, 56, of Pacific Golf Club in Australia, says, golf is the best way to overcome her stress and exhaustion.

She is currently competing in the 2017 BSP Ladies Open Golf tournament which finishes today at the Fiji Golf Club in Suva.

The Brisbane golfer has been playing the sport since she was eight years old.

“I stopped playing when I was 15 and then I took a break for 20 years. I got back to playing the sport when I was nearly 40,”Fredericks said.

“I play golf once a week and I love to be out there as it helps me to ease the stress and tiredness.

“My father inspired me to play this sport as a junior but it is nice to think about the fact that he has left behind a legacy for my family to continue playing golf.”

Fredericks said she loves playing golf in Fiji as she describes the caddies as very friendly.

“I really love this country since I’ve made a lot of friends.

“From this tournament my main motive is to enjoy and what I have noticed in Australia is that we don’t have the caddies and here in Fiji they are very helpful especially when it comes to carrying our golf clubs, cleaning them which I think is just too marvellous,” she added.

 

Golf helps me:  Taufa

Rosalind Taufa of Royal Port Moresby Golf Club in Papua New Guinea says playing golf has inspired her to develop as an individual.

She is currently competing in the 2017 BSP Ladies Open Golf tournament which finishes today at the Fiji Golf Club in Suva

“Playing golf has helped me to develop as a person,”Taufa said.

“I am not here to win at all as I didn’t come prepared. I am also coordinating the junior PNG players which needs a lot of commitment.

“Golf is a sport which requires discipline, honesty, personal integrity and it teaches individual to be professional on and off the course.”

Taufa said her parents inspired her to play the sport.

“My parents are former golfers and they have represented PNG.”

 

Results: The top three overall gross leaders are Merelita McCarthy (154), Saivora Lenz (155), Ufemia Naisara (157).

The nett leaders are Merelita McCarthy (134), Saivora Lenz (143), Ufemia Naisara (143).

The NTP winners are Linda Callaghan (No.2),  Tracie Matheson (No.5),  Barbara Naisara (No.12).

The longest hitters are Amy Subam, Ofa Tabunakawai and Seini Lewai.  Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  grace.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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