Stroke of genuis
Keith Plowman’s golf game is officially world class.
The Mt Roskill resident was recently acknowledged by Guinness World Records for equalling the lowest golf score below an individual’s age.
His total of 72, shot in November last year at the Maungakiekie Golf Club, was 17 shots under his 89 years.
Mr Plowman says he was on “a bit of a roll” when he matched the record of James Morton of Tennesee, set in 2001, after earlier hitting rounds of 74 and 78.
The achievement comes on top of Mr Plowman being the first person to reach 1000 rounds below their age in 2006.
While he doesn’t hold the record for most rounds under his age at present, he has been acknowledged twice in the past for achieving the feat.
But Mr Plowman isn’t in it for the glory.
“It’s just what I do – I play golf and I’m just fortunate enough to be still playing.”
And because he lives next door to the Maun- gakiekie course, Mr Plowman is able to indulge in a round at least three times a week.
“If I see a break on the field, I’ll go out and have a hit.”
Maungakiekie Golf Club member Trevor MacLachlan, who alerted Guinness World Records to Mr Plowman’s achievements, says he deserves all the accolades in the world.
“He’s such a lovely, retiring fellow, I thought this guy needs to be recognised,” he says.
“It’s absolutely remarkable – he’s incredibly consistent.”
Teeing off: Keith Plowman, 89, equalled the lowest golf score below an individual’s age.