OCTOGENERIAN ACT leftie Ray Wright, for the second time, has achieved the feat of taking pictures his age. The 82-year-old achieved the feat in a Wednesday members’ competitors at his house membership RMC, Canberra.
In keeping with Ray, it ought to have been the third time, however on a earlier try he missed by a shot after three-putting the 18th inexperienced.
Ray performs golf at the least 4 instances every week and normally walks the course. He’s the primary participant within the RMC senior pennants workforce in addition to being an everyday participant in ACT NALG
(Nationwide Affiliation of Left-Handed Golfers) occasions held at varied golf equipment all through the
Ray believes that taking part in golf retains him younger, and who would argue together with his achievements.
In distinction, left-hander Lawry Flynn, who turned skilled in June 2021, is simply embarking on his skilled profession.
A former Queensland NALGA member, Lawry was the 2013 NALGA nationwide champion as a 15-year-old. Whereas others had entry to academy applications as juniors, Lawry constructed his swing on the household farm in Dalby.
He and his dad and mom constructed two holes on the farm in addition to his personal bunker.
After he moved to Brisbane, he linked up with Dave Simpson at Royal Queensland GC and was included within the Queensland Academy of Sport program.
In 2019, Lawry was chosen in an Australian Improvement Squad and achieved vital success in a number of occasions in Asia. He has made an awesome begin to his professional profession. In his first occasion as a professional he gained the Maroochy River pro-am. In March, he tied third on the TPS Hunter Valley PGA Tour occasion.
The 23-year-old is heading to Canada later this yr to play within the Canadian PGA Tour College with the objective of incomes a taking part in card.
In the meantime, the ACT Division held its annual two-ball best-ball championships on the Magpies Belconnen course.
The occasion was gained by Phil Burgess and Bob Murphy (45 factors) on a countback from Phil Rooke and Peter Brassil. The left-handed particular person winner was Ken Norris (38 factors) with Terry Cooper (37 factors) taking out the right-handed occasion.
The NSW Division held its preliminary occasion for 2022 at Strathfield GC. With a scratch score of 71 off the white tees and slope of 131 the course proved difficult. Paul Meyer, a member at Strathfield, used his native information to take out the lefties’ occasion with 33 factors.
Forty-one gamers took half within the Riverina Division occasion at Corowa GC. The boys’s left-handed winner was Max Steward (34 factors) from former NALGA nationwide secretary Bert Adams (33 factors). Kaye Sutton confirmed up the lads by profitable the women left-handed occasion with 39 factors.
As in all division occasions, a right-hand occasion was held for companions and mates with Di Randall (38 factors) profitable from Ed Brown (36 factors).
After twice being postponed because of COVID, all lefties in Australia could have the chance later within the yr to play within the World and Nationwide Championships. The championships will likely be held in Paris, France from August 7-13.
The Nationwide Championships will likely be hosted by the Riverina Division on the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Membership from November 13-18.
To take part in these occasions gamers have to be monetary members of NALGA and maintain a present Golf Australia Golflink quantity. Proper-handed companions and mates are welcome to attend the championships with a separate occasion being held.
Full data on each these prestigious occasions, together with entry kinds, can accessed on the NALGA Nationwide web site at www.lefthandedgolfaustralia.com