Interview with Steph Kyriacou
Getting to know the 17-year-old from Sydney, who joined the LET in January after winning the season-opening Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic Bonville whilst still an amateur.
How did you get into golf?
Me and my sister used to play tennis and the tennis courts were at the same place as the driving range. My older sister, Eleena, said that she wanted to play golf so I followed her. Then dad started taking both of us. My sister doesn’t play anymore, but dad plays.
Your father, Nick, caddied for you when you won at Bonville Golf Resort. Do you have any strict rules?
Basically, he has to keep quiet. You know the saying, ‘keep up and shut up!’
How did you celebrate your win?
By watching ‘Married At First Sight’ (an Australian reality TV show) and eating brownies.
What’s your favourite club in the bag?
My 58 degree wedge and my putter.
Who would be in your dream four-ball?
Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam and Arnold Palmer.
Would you rather win 20 tour events or one major?
Probably 20 tour events.
How would you spend a perfect day?
Gym and then golf in the morning. Then maybe get my eyebrows done and hang out with friends.
What do you love to do in your spare time?
I love watching Married At First Sight (MAFS) on TV and going to the beach at sunrise. My local beach is Maroubra Beach in Sydney and it’s really pretty at sunrise and there’s a rockpool there. It’s relaxing. I can’t surf: I suck. I used to play a lot of sports but now it’s mostly golf.
What would you do if you couldn’t watch MAFS?
I don’t know, it’s become a ritual. I’ve got the Channel 9 App for when I travel, so it should be okay.
Why do you love living in Sydney?
I’m lucky that I live close to everything and it’s nice weather all year round.
Have you ever been to Europe before?
I went to Greece and Lebanon when I was a kid, as that’s where my dad and mum are from, but I’ve travelled a bit to America so I kind of know what it’s like going from place to place, week to week. I think it will take some experience to get used to it. I’m very excited and I hope that there’s time to do some sightseeing, but I don’t think that’s going to be a priority as I’ll be there to play golf.October 5, 2020 4:14 pm