Australian sun, courses attract Canadian pro
An opportunity to test himself on Western Australia’s courses was too hard to resist for Canadian golfer Chad Fauchoux.
The 23-year-old is an assistant superintendent at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in Canada and plays off a handicap of one.
So when the opportunity to head down under to play under the sun instead of in the snow came about, Fauchoux took it with both hands.
Fauchoux is working as an assistant green keeper at the Bunbury Golf Club and will play in a number of tournaments around the State during his six month stay.
“It works perfectly with our weather back home as basically it is winter back home,” he said.
“It is about minus 30C right now.
“Other than that this was a perfect fit for me in Bunbury.
“They offered me a good deal to stay here.
“Everything back home is pretty much the same as they do here, so it has worked out pretty good.”
Fauchoux said he was hoping to see what the Australian courses are like.
Bunbury Golf Club general manager Des Shearer said Fauchoux was the best applicant for the unofficial internship.
“It allows us to teach an up-and-coming greenkeeper from another country about some new grasses,” he said.
“It also gives us an opportunity to bring in another expert to tackle some issues we have in summer.”
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