Date: October 09, 2017
Author: Golf Australia

Golf nut: Five minutes with Greg Blewett

We took five minutes to talk golf with former Aussie cricket star, Greg Blewett.

Those who follow him on social media will know Blewett has very successfully managed to share the golf bug with his whole family, in particular his two-year-old son Sam, who is probably one of the most passionate little golfers we’ve ever seen. Check out this video of Sam.

How did you catch the golf bug?

I played a lot of sports when I was young, with golf being one of them, but around about the age of 14 it was down to cricket, footy and golf. As cricket got more serious and football dropped off, golf became a great second sport for me. I’m probably keener on my golf now than I ever have been.

Why do you love the game so much?

You meet some great people and forge wonderful friendships. It gets you out in the fresh air and golf courses are stunning! It’s also a sport that you can play for years and years and feel like you can keep improving. There’s no such thing as the perfect round; you always feel like you could have done better. Well I do anyway!

You’ve gotten the whole family into golf, your wife Katheryn, son Sam (daughter Taylor and one-year old son Rory too when he’s old enough no doubt). Why has sharing the game with your family been so important to you?

It hasn’t been a conscious thing to get the family involved. I think they like it because I’ve taken a great interest in it. I look forward to when I can play a round with all my children.

What is your favourite golfing memory?

Probably my first trip to The Masters. I have been lucky enough to go four times and it is a sensational event and experience. If anyone gets the opportunity to do it, go for it. I have also played Pebble Beach a few times – those are great memories too.

Do you have any advice for other golf lovers on why they should share the game with friends and family and the best way to go about it?

Just do it! Share your experiences with the game. There are good life lessons with golf as well as a lot of humour involved. Most of my good stories are golf related.