Bonallack Trophy: An Experience to Savour

Shinichi Mizuno and National Coach Brad Schadewitz wrote their own piece of golfing history last month by becoming the first Hong Kong representatives at the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy

National Coach Brad Schadewitz and Shinichi Mizuno

Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy, the biennial amateur team match play event contested between Europe and Asia-Pacific. Held at the Karnataka Golf Club in Bangalore, India, Europe held off a strong final-day push from the Asia-Pacific side to retain the trophy, but for Schadewitz, who was selected as non-playing vice-captain, the experience was one to savour. “It hurts being on the losing side, of course, but both Shinichi and I have great memories of Bangalore,” said Schadewitz. “It looked like we had a chance in the singles on the final day but the quality of golf from both sides was incredible. Shinichi didn’t play his best golf but he was a fantastic teammate and he’ll gain a great deal from the experience.”