Wiseman sets sight on record
GOLF: Watch out Maclean golf course.
Yamba Golf Club’s Adam Wiseman so nearly completed the first leg of his 2010 predictions after firing a course-record 65 – seven under par – on Saturday.
The 28-year-old set himself the target of posting benchmark scores at both Yamba and Maclean’s courses, and just one month into the year he’s looking on par.
The humid conditions failed to cool Wiseman’s clubs as he scorched around the back nine, which he played first, in just 34 strokes.
The Yamba assistant professional followed that up with just 31 on the next nine as he landed birdies on the first two holes.
“I wasn’t going to play because of the rain,” he laughs.
“I ended up having 10 birdies and three bogeys.
“It took me nine holes to get going.”
The round could have been even better had twin putts on the 7th and 8th not lipped-out.
They were two of just 25 putts Wiseman struck on the day, as well as landing 14 greens in regulation.
“It was definitely one of my better rounds,” he said.
“It was a great achievement. That (the course record) was my goal at the start of the year.
“I have got my eyes set on the Maclean record now which is only 67.”
Since his first child in November – Charlotte – Wiseman has spent more time changing nappies than in bunkers but it didn’t take him long to get his swing back.
An end-of-year move of house also added to the difficulty of finding time for practice.
“After the busiest summer we have had I started to knuckle down,” he said.
“We try and settle things now a baby comes home and that takes up time. Now that all that is settled I have got back into it.
“Once we have got into a routine it gets a lot easier.”
As for how low he could go, ‘the sky is the limit’.
“I didn’t expect it to happen this quickly,” Wiseman said.
“I feel if I could cut out those little mistakes I could go even better.”