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North Haven Results

North Haven results:
On Sunday the 16th of June the SA Lefties had there annual hit at North Haven Golf Club.
The day consisted of individual stableford with the players scores from both SA Lefties and North Haven members being counted for there respective clubs, to decide a winner of the Annual trophy.
The winning team and individual winners are as below.
Winner – David King with 39 points
Runner up – Dave Sparshott 33points
Nearest the pins: Barry Byfield on the 3rd and Alex Kostich at the 5th
Unfortunately North Haven won the shield with 31.73 to NALGSA 29.44
A great BBQ was had after the match and thanks must go to North Haven for their hospitality and hosting the match.

Upcoming Events 2019


Hello to all of our members

Our calendar shows the next event is July 15th at Glenelg Golf Club. Yes this is a Monday! We are trialing a match on a weekday at a Tier 1 club. Many of the clubs are tightening up on “social” clubs playing on the weekends due to member pressure. This year we are trialing our first match at Glenelg on a Monday which is traditionally a quiet day.
Our state championships will still be held at Kooyonga Golf Club on September 29th as we are recognized as a group who has played there before so we have somewhat of a priority over other “social” clubs. That is a good thing. So please mark this date into your calendar. It will be a NALGSA sponsored event.
Event 6
When: Monday 15th July
Tee Off time: 11.00am sharp
Cost: the cost will be $50 per player which includes some finger food at the completion of the match
Subsidy: NALGSA is subsidizing each player for green fees and the cost of the food.
Considerations: Players need to bring some lunch to have on the course during play
On the Sunday prior to our match, Port Adelaide are playing the Brisbane Lions at 4pm so country folk why not make it a weekend sport, footy on Sunday stay on and play golf on the Monday.
So to register for the event at Glenelg please send an email to our Captain Jenny Watson and please copy me into the email as well PeterCrawford .
So let us make Glenelg a real success and get behind the committee with this initiative.

Nalgsa Website Manager

Final Results & Prize Winners Of The 2018 NALGA National Championship

Over the last week the 53rd Left Handed National Championship has been played in the world famous Barossa Valley in South Australia. The golf clubs where the tournament was played at were, The Tanunda Pines and Barossa Valley Golf Clubs. Both courses where in absolutely superb condition. And while the weather got a tad hot and windy at times it was perfect for most of the week.

A word from NALG SA President Roy Seccafien from Friday night’s Presentation dinner  . . . 

“Thank you for being part of the 53rd National Left-handed Golf Championships here in the iconic Barossa Valley.

Your commitment to this event vindicates the work of the organising committee.

The organising committee sincerely hopes that, no matter the quality of your golf, you enjoyed what the golf courses offered, the camaraderie of your playing partners, the renewing of friendships and making of new friends. 

Tonight we honour our champions and to those who were successful in winning our national trophies. congratulations to each of you. To those of you not publicly recognized by way of receiving a trophy, we congratulate you for participating and providing the necessary competition and energy to make the event viable. 

We wish you a safe journey back to  your homes and families and look forward to seeing you in Hobart, Tasmania next year, from November 17th – 22nd 2019 at Royal Hobart Golf Club. 

Until then, stay safe and well.”


Photos from the week, list of prize winners & final results attached below.

Left Handed Championship Results 2018

2018 NALG Championship Winners List

Leader Boards After Round 2 of the National Left Handed Championship

The National Left Handed Championship is currently being held in the Barossa Valley in South Australia.

Click the link below to see an up to date leader board for all grades.

Left Handed Results After Round 2

Rounds 3 and 4 will be played Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of November.

Winners will be announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday night and uploaded on here Saturday the 3rd.

Good Golfing.


David Ryles

Website Manager

Lefties @ Barossa Valley Golf Club

Come join the Lefties at the beautiful Barossa Valley Golf Club.
Great Chance for most to see the course before this year Nationals in October.
Interested in coming?
Email Captain Jenny Watson @
David Ryles



Roy Seccafien The Vines of Reynella Golf Club
David King Clare Golf Club
Phil Othams Tanunda Pines Golf Club
Jenny Watson Blackwood Golf Club
Peter Crawford Blackwood Golf Club
David Ryles Tanunda Pines Golf Club
Barry Byfield North Haven Golf Club
Tony Watkin Mount Compass Golf Club
Dave Sparshott North Haven Golf Club

Flagstaff Hill Event Results

Sunday, 21st January 2018 dawned hot, humid, minus any breezes. 11 Lefties ventured to the Flagstaff Hill Golf Club and played a stroke event. The Course and the day won the battle as the scores returned were not at all hot.
Tony Gepp played well enough to return a score of nett 75. It was a winning score. 2 shots behind, with a nett 77 was Gordon Mcloughlin. Val Callaghan, with a nett 78 was third on a count back from David king, also with nett 78.
Phil Othams was the accurate one, winning N.T.P. on the 9th hole.

Captains Report

Captains Report


Eleven South Australian members attended the 52nd National Championships which were held at two of the ACT’s best courses, namely Yowani Country Club and the Federal Golf Club. Also in attendance were the usual contingent of Kiwis and fifteen international visitors from overseas, which included payers from Sweden, the UK and China.

The event got under way with a registration and welcome function which were held at the Yowani Country Club and allowed participants time to renew old acquaintances and share in the camaraderie for which the association is noted for.

Without going into too much detail, it must be said that by the end of the competition, the South Australians had faired very well.

David Ryles finished 3rd and Peter Barras 6th in the Open Championship, whilst David also finished 3rd and Peter 6th in the A Grade Gross.

In A Grade Nett Peter came 5th and David 8th.

Our best showing in B Grade came from Tony Gepp who was 17th gross and 19th nett.

In C Grade Gross, we faired only slightly better with Roy Seccafien finishing 10th and Paul Smallman 11th. In nett the positions were reversed with Paul 11th and Roy 14th.

The real success however, came from the ladies division with Anne Marks finishing runner up to the ACT Champion Cheryl Gorham, who won the event for the 14th time.

Julie Smallman who won the daily nett competition three out of the four days, was also the overall ladies nett winner, whilst Jenny Watson took out the Ladies Veteran Winner.

The biggest surprise of the evening cam when they announced that South Australia had beaten the ACT by one stroke to win the Len Nettlefold Cup. The team consisted of David Ryles, Anne Marks, Peter Barras and Sam Barras. It is only the second time the South Australian Division has won this event, the previous year being 2011 in Cobram Barooga.

The Presentation Dinner was held in the Donald Bradman Room and the Manuka Oval, at which our President Roy Seccafien confirmed that the 2018 National Championships will be held in the Barossa Valley utilising the Tanunda Pines and Barossa Valley Golf Clubs from the 28th October through to the 2nd November.

52nd National Left Handed Golf Championship – ACT

52nd National Left Handed Golf Championship – ACT

This week at the 52nd National Left Handed Golf Championship, played at the Yowani and Federal Golf Clubs in the ACT. 

The prestigious Len Nettlefold cup was won by the NALG SA division. The team won by one shot from the host division, ACT. 

The NALG SA division team was comprised of:
Anne Marks, David Ryles, Sam Barras & Peter Barras

Congratulations & well done. ??????????

State Titles

State Titles

To all leftie members,

Fine warm weather with a cool breeze welcomed the lefties to The Grange Golf Club for the State Championships.

Once again it was the big three that dominated proceedings:-  David Ryles, Chris Watson and David King.

The battle for supremacy was won by David Ryles, who carded an incredible 78/74 which included two birdies.

David retained the Championship Trophy by the smallest margin, from Chris Watson with a one stroke advantage.

The nett score by Chris Watson was enough to enable him to win the Nett Trophy from president Roy Seccafien, who edged out Julie Smallman on a count back.

David King, one of the big three was not to miss out either, as he won the George Hicks Trophy by returning the best four rounds over the year.

Anne Marks was the winner of the Veterans Trophy after an excellent round of 94/81.  Anne also just edged out Jenny Watson, who returned a 96/76.

Overall the day turned out to be a great success with players from as far as Naracoorte and Tanunda attending the  event.

Whilst conducting presentations, the president thanked The Grange Golf club for the use of its remarkable facilities.

A reminder to members that the next state event will be held at Naracoorte on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of November.

It would be nice to see as many members attend as possible, as Naracoorte presents one of the best country courses in the state.

Tee times for the event are Saturday from 11.30  am and on Sunday at 9.30 am for a shotgun start.

Terry Paech has informed us that they have a few young guns interesting in joining the division, so a good attendance could well be to our advantage.

On behalf of you all I would like to wish our members who are attending the World Championships in Melbourne all the very best of luck.

It would be good if David Ryles could pull this one off to add to his two National Titles.

The same goes for those of you heading to Canberra for the National Titles starting on Sunday 29th of October, commencing with registration and the Welcome Function.

This will be followed by the four days of golf and the Presentation Dinner on Friday evening to be held in the Sir Donald Bradman Room at the Manuka Oval.

Good golfing to all.

Kind regards,

Paul Smallman
Captain – NALG SA