Date: May 02, 2018
Author: Dave Tease

Confident Chu back in a familiar role

Amy Chu has been elected as captain of the Golf NSW Women’s team ahead of next week’s Australian Interstate Teams Matches at Glenelg Golf Club in South Australia.

It will be the fifth time Chu, 18, has captained an NSW State side, with three caps as captain of the Girls' team on her resume before being handed the honour for the women’s team last year.

“I feel honoured to be selected as captain again.

“I love being in the team and being a part of the team spirit, but to have been selected by my fellow team mates means a lot more to me,” Chu smiled.

PLAYER PROFILES: (click to view)

Amy Chu (Captain)

Kelsey Bennett

Doey Choi

Darcy Habgood

Stephanie Kyriacou

Sophie Yip

Chu believes the 2018 squad will be competitive in Adelaide and she is hopeful of success. She said despite the disappointment of last year, she was proud of the effort the team put in just to make the final.

“I’m confident that we will go one better this year. The key is to keep the chemistry going and communication. We have been doing a great job with details and training. I’m sure it will be the same next week.

“Even though we got beaten last year, I was extremely proud of the girls as we were the same team as the juniors and for us to get to final and having a chance to win I couldn’t have asked for more.

“With the golf we have all been playing, I’m sure we will make Vic’s get their payback this year,” Chu grinned.

Chu has the utmost respect in the ability of her fellow teammates, as golfers, and importantly as friends. She said the team had formed a strong bond, and the three new faces have fitted in well.

"The team chemistry this year is excellent.

“We have all known each other for a while, some of us for a few years.

“Most of us are around the same age, and we get along well.

“Even with little Sophie (Yip) we all get along really well,” she added.

Pressed about who will be taking the 13-year-old Yip under their wing for the week, Chu gave the best indication of how committed the team is to one another when she replied;

“The way I see it, we are all taking Sophie under our wing.

“She is like a little sister to all of us, and we only want the best for her next week.

“We are all in this together, so no one gets left behind,” Chu smiled.