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Elite Kapiti Senior2oth January 2010
Top senior player Martin Webber of Paraparaumu Beach is heading for professional golfing. He has been accepted for the 2010 Australian Legends Championship on the strength of his “elite” amateur record.
His admission into the ranks of Australasia’s top senior players has also qualified him for membership of the New Zealand Professional Golf Association and for the NZPGA series that is held in February and March at well-known courses in Christchurch, Queenstown, Auckland, Tananaki and Pauanui.
Neil Munro, Director of Golf at the Paraparaumu links, one of the world’s top-100 courses where Martin and his brother Manu Webber are recognized as accomplished players, says it is a major move for Martin and one in which he expects him to do very well: “Martin is a really focused player and has all the attributes to succeed in the pro-golf world. He is the fittest player I’ve ever seen, he is dedicated to the sport and will be a real asset to the PGA world.”
Martin Webber’s technique is described as “simple, uncomplicated” and he is noted for the time he spends on the practice fairway to improve his skills. He last made headlines by leading the NZ team that took out the Asia Pacific Senior Amateur honours in Malaysia in December. He finished runner-up in the 55-59 years division just one shot behind the winner, several times Australian seniors champion Stefan Albinski.
He plays at both the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club and the Royal Wellington Golf Club.