OCTOGENERIAN ACT leftie Ray Wright, for the second time, has achieved the feat of capturing his age. The 82-year-old achieved the feat in a Wednesday members’ competitors at his dwelling membership RMC, Canberra.
In response to 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 not less than 4 occasions per week and normally walks the course. He’s the primary participant within the RMC senior pennants group in addition to being an everyday participant in ACT NALG
(Nationwide Affiliation of Left-Handed Golfers) occasions held at numerous golf equipment all through the
Ray believes that taking part in golf retains him younger, and who would argue along 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 packages 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 received 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 purpose 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 received 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 ranking 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 lads’s left-handed winner was Max Steward (34 factors) from former NALGA nationwide secretary Bert Adams (33 factors). Kaye Sutton confirmed up the boys by successful the women left-handed occasion with 39 factors.
As in all division occasions, a right-hand occasion was held for companions and buddies with Di Randall (38 factors) successful from Ed Brown (36 factors).
After twice being postponed resulting from 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 buddies are welcome to attend the championships with a separate occasion being held.
Full info on each these prestigious occasions, together with entry varieties, can accessed on the NALGA Nationwide web site at www.lefthandedgolfaustralia.com