An Olympic dream in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for an employee at Golf de Biarritz

Starting Tuesday, Diandra Mohini will play the Pacific Mini Games in the Marianas, 12,684 kilometers from the Biarritz Golf Course where she operates. Golf Planete tells you this beautiful story.

Representing your city, your club, is always an honor. But to represent his homeland, moreover, when it comes to games, it becomes a dream of all athletes in the world. This is what will live Diandra Mohini this week. This employee is from Golf Biarritz Le Var You’ll play some fairly special games, not the traditional Summer or Winter Olympics, which are highly publicized, but the Pacific Mini Games.

This term may not mean anything to you; However, this event brings together 21 Pacific states and territories, including New Caledonia, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Wallis and Futuna on the French side, but also Fiji, Tonga or even Papua New Guinea through nine disciplines.

For a thousand athletes, the event kicked off last Friday and ends on June 25 in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
The competition was originally scheduled to take place last September but was postponed due to the health crisis.

Golfers proudly display the colors of their island. Credit Diandra Mohini

Surprise

It’s at a golf event Diandra Mohini You will represent Tahiti, the island where you were born.
” againstIt’s not something that happens every dayas you say. At first I was nervous, but I am very happy and very proud to represent our archipelago “.

The native of Papeete did not expect this choice. ” I participated in Moria at the end of last year and one of the people who saw me playing there was the one who offered me to be part of the selection. Then the president of the Polynesian Golf Association called me. It was a very pleasant surprise “.

Diandra Mohini will represent her home island for the first time. Credit Diandra Mohini

family matter

The young woman who recently created her own clothing brand adapted to the game of golf, IkenuiShe won’t be the first in her family to represent her island. If his father was a professional, his maternal grandmother was, Maina Dean, He won medals several times in the Pacific Mini Games as well as in the Pacific Games (same principle, but with more nations).

Golf is a family affair, with my professional parents and my maternal grandmother regularly representing Polynesians at tournaments.summarize. I returned to Tahiti at the end of last year for vacation, my grandmother took the clothes she had been wearing during a game and two months later, I was asked to return to participate. So yeah, it’s great pride. She is a role model for me “.

do his best

With an index of 10, and not knowing her opponents, the 26-year-old amateur golfer has a hard time setting herself a goal. ” I will try to do my best but it will be very difficultAbstract Diandra Mohini. In addition to my personal result, it will also be important to play well because we must not forget the team result “.

This Coral Ocean Resort is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Diandra Mohini

There will be two rankings in this four-day tournament to be played in Coral Ocean Resort Located on the island of Saipan, this is a luxury complex where there is a magical 72 bar on par with stunning sea views. The first ranking will be individual and will be calculated by the sum of the scores of the four days played in the hit game (without pieces). A second team will also be created that can allow her to win two medals with her three teammates she didn’t know before she arrived on site.

The course is a little dry and very long but it is playable “The player told us after he discovered this golf course.

Team Tahiti managed to re-track before the start of the race. Credit Diandra Mohini

SGB ​​. Agreement

This wonderful experience is also made possible by the employer Biarritz Golf Association (GBS). If his entire trip is taken into account by the Polynesian Olympic Committee, the director Biarritz golfAnd the Mark TremmelI agreed to give him time to train and participate in this international meeting.

The Biarritz golf, In particular the manager, they were very understanding and agreed to release me for three weeks just before the summer so that I could participate in the tournament “.

©Nathan Cardet and Diandra Mohini

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