It was a beaut weekend at Albury for the two days DGV 2017 Open Championships for 27 golfers with 17 players from VIC, 10 players from NSW and one from QLD competing also. The course was in perfect condition for playing and we all enjoyed the sunny warm weather on both days.
Three golfers Laura Burns, Wayne Van der Poel (Dutchy) and Phil Harper played their first DGV Championships. We hope they enjoyed the weekend and are keen to play future DGV Championships too.
Well done to all the golfers who played and congratulations to all the division winners
A Grade Men’s
Scratch Winner Jack Besley
Scratch Runner Up Luke Ellis (NSW)
Nett Winner Dean Connell
Nett Runner Up Mark Aird (Qld)
B Grade Men’s
Nett Winner Barry Engelsman
Nett Runner Up Geoff Read (NSW)
3rd Place Nett. Ben Skinner (NSW)
Scratch winner Chantell Greaves [NSW]
Nett Winner Linda Marchesi
Nett Runner Up Therese Pierce
Winner of Vic vs Nsw Shield
(Team of 6 men & 2 women selected)
NSW won 1250 Nett
def Vic 1274 nett
Welcome to the month of May and guess some of us are not looking forward to coming wet and cold days on the course. Lots of reading in both this email and the attached newsletter with photo credits to Heather Burke, Damien Clear and Brendan Fogarty so grab a cuppa sit back and read.
The Deaf Golf Australia Championships 2017 at Wollongong wrapped up last Tuesday 25th April. It was a fantastic event in perfect weather by the surf beach (sorry I cant help mention that) and enjoyed by all who attended. Well done to NSWDeaf Golf with DGA for their excellent organization.
Jack Besley (DGV Team Captain) has written an excellent report which you can read in the attached newsletter No15.(https://deafgolfvictoria.com/newsletter/)
It was a good showing by the DGV Team against the more experienced and strong NSWDG Team on their turf.
Looking at the results there is the chance DGV may be fortunate to have possibility of the double at the World Deaf Championships at Ireland next year with the Mens Champion and the Womens Champion. Lets get behind Jack and Linda in their quest for those Championships as well as other DGV members who will be part of the DGA Team selected to travel to Ireland in 2018.
The results and scores were
1st Jack McLeod NSW 216
2nd Jack Besley VIC 223
3rd Andrew Honeysett NSW 226
1st Paul Filleul WA 212
2nd Barry Engelsman VIC 219
3rd Mark Aird QLD 220
1st Lydia Ingman ENG 264
2nd Linda Marchesi VIC 265
1st Jane Read NSW 232
2nd Jennifer Maric QLD 236
1st Craig Douglas NSW 243
2nd Wayne Parsons QLD 266
1st Robert Bowler NSW 219
2nd Robert Fogarty 224
MENS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st NSW 914
2nd Victoria 982
3rd Queensland 1069
LADIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
1st NSW 557
2nd Victoria 573
To view the full results go to the link
Other news is that the Newbie Deafgolf Clinics commence this Sunday 7th May. There are 3 men and 10 women confirmed which is an excellent number. We hope they enjoy the clinics and can join us on future DGV golf days. It is always good to see new Deafies out on the course.
Now an important reminder that Deaf Golf Victoria Open Championships 2017 will be at Albury GC in October 14th & 15th. Entry forms and information re accommodation will be available soon so keep a look out for emails, FB posts and the DGV website in June.
Finally DGV committee welcomes Jack Besley who has accepted a request that his extensive golf experience and knowledge would be much valued contributor as a member of DGV committee. Welcome aboard Jack.
WATCH OUT!! THE VICS ARE COMING!!!!!
DGV Team members competing at Wollongong played at Sandhurst GC Sunday April 9th and received their new team polos presented by Jack Besley (Capt)
Thank you to Golf Victoria for providing these new team polos.
Good luck for all DGV Team going to 24th Australian Deaf Golf Championships in Wollongong
President Barry Engelsman
Secretary Mariellen Coles
Treasurer Brendan Fogarty
New DGV membership form for 2017
2016 Victorian Deaf Golf Championships at
Patterson River Golf Club.
Men Scratch Winner (c/b)
Men Scratch Runner up (c/b)
Mens A Grade Nett Winner
Mens A Nett Runner up
B Grade Nett Winner
B Grade Nett Runner up