LUKE?S HOT STREAK
By TONY WHITE
MACLEAN teenager Luke Henwood's amazing birdie blitz continues.
Last Thursday the modest 19-year-old equalled his own course record 65, set at Yamba Golf Club on December 4.
Last Thursday, he reeled off a bogey-free round and seven birdies to shoot 65 in a stableford event.
And he went within centimetres of breaking his mark.
"I had a 15-foot eagle putt on the par five last (18th) to break the record but it just missed," Henwood said.
"I was aware of the record but that's the way golf goes.
"I'm pretty happy with the way I'm playing."
Henwood's purple patch of form has been incredible.
In his past three rounds at Yamba Henwood has shot an amazing 19-under par ? 65 (course record), 67 and last Thursday's record-equalling 65.
Henwood, a likeable young man with tremendous etiquette on and off the golf course, said his scintillating form could be put down to several factors, most notably playing more often and a new practice regimen.
"I'm practising a lot more and since October have been playing four and five times a week," he said.
"A few mates ? Michael Brennan and Daniel Kelly ? have been helping me out.
"I just seem to be hitting the ball pretty well.
"At least there were no double bogeys last round."
When he initially broke the Yamba course record, Henwood had a double bogey on the par five 14th, but countered with birdies on the 16th and 18th to give him nine birdies for the round.