25th World Left Handed Golf Championship

22 - 27 October 2017
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Player Information

Dates: Monday 22- Friday 27 October 2017
Venues: Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Keysborough,
The National (Long Island), Spring Valley, Woodlands
Format: 72 Hole Championship (rest day Wednesday)
Divisions: Open, Seniors (60+), Super Seniors (70+), Ladies

Entry Fee: $780.00 (inc. GST) for Championship
Inclusion: Welcome Function, Presentation Dinner, Registration Bag, all trophies
Optional: Logo shirt ($50), Playing Guests ($100 per day)

Entries Close: 5.00pm on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Event Organiser (NALG): Trevor Golding
E-mail: trevorgee1@bigpond.com
Website: Lefties Golf Victoria
Phone: (03) 9802 1580 or 0411 474 234

Event Organiser (Golf Victoria): Michelle Hui (GV Golf Events Manager)
E-mail: michelle.hui@golfvic.org.au
Phone: +613 8545 6207

Note: Further Motorised Cart bookings will no longer be accepted for rounds 3 & 4


News & Results

WALG Champions
25th World Left Handed Golf Champions

Western Australian John Boulton and Johanna Wyllie from Bairnsdale were crowned the respective men’s and women’s champions as the 25th World Association of Left Handed Golfers (WALG) Championship concluded in Melbourne today (Friday 27 October) at The National (Long Island site), Woodlands and Spring Valley Golf Clubs.

The 72-hole Championship saw 214 left-handed golfers participating from all Australian States and overseas including the USA, UK, France, Sth Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Uganda, Germany, Sweden and China. Over 30 player partners are also enjoyed the Spring weather and a Melbourne golfing experience.

Boulton reigned supreme in the overall men’s title with rounds of 74, 67, 69 and a closing 72 for a five-under total of 282. He finished 20 strokes clear of the runner-up, Jason Leary from New Zealand on 302 with Queensland’s Drew Herbert in third place on 308.

23-year-old Wyllie powered away in the final round with a 79 at The National (Long Island site) for a 72-hole total of 323 to win the women’s title by 11-strokes from China’s Zhi-Ying Zhang. Uganda’s Gloria Mbaguta was third on 348

In addition to the respective Men’s and Women’s World Left Handed Championship titles, male players participated in age based Divisions with additional score based grades also established for men and women after the opening 36-holes.

A summary list of all respective Division and grade winners is as follows:

Open Division - John Boulton (Australia, WA) - 282

Senior Division - Joseph Brogden (United States) - 325

Super Senior Division - Geoffrey Ingram (New Zealand) - 337

Ladies - Johanna Wyllie (Australia, VIC) - 323

Whilst the event has been previously played in Australia on three occasions since the inaugural Championship was held in Sydney in 1979, this was the first time Melbourne had hosted this unique title. Golf Victoria is very proud of the many quality golf clubs within our State and we would especially thank Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Keysborough, The National, Spring Valley and Woodlands for supporting the 2017 Championship.

The host clubs provided a wonderful reflection of the architectural style, playing challenges and landscape of Victorian golf, which is renowned the world over and has attracted players accordingly. A complete history and honour roll of the Championship can be found on the World Association of Left Handed Golfers website at http://www.walg.org/

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