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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.
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.
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.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
NALG SA DIVISION COMMITTEE FOR 2018
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
Next event is March 4th Mt Compass Golf Club at 9:30am. This event is open to all Lefties and non NALG members. Please reply to me Jenny Watson to register your interest.
April 7th Peter Crafter Memorial Open Mt Compass (not NALG event but welcome)
April 8th Taxis Vs NALG at Thaxted Park
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.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – CANBERRA
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.
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
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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.
Captain – NALG SA