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50 Years Anniversary
Deaf Golf Victoria Championships 2019 – Sandhurst Club
Congratulation to the following winners and runners up

Winner – Jack Besley (VIC)
Runner up – Mark Aird (QLD)
Winner – Robert Fogarty (VIC)
Runner up – Paul Bourke (VIC)

Winner – Dermott May (VIC)
Runner up – Gavin Balharrie (VIC)

Gross Winner – Laura Burns (VIC)
Nett Winner – Mariellen Coles (VIC)



DGA for a well run 54 hole championships event for 45 golfers at The Country Club Tasmania

Congratulations to our captain Callum Farman for winning Men’s Nett and to Phil Harper who won Senior Men’s Nett.

Well done to all our Vics who competeted.


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If you were following deaf social media recently you will have seen pictures and comments of WDGC in Ireland.

This email is to provide a quick wrap up of results from World Deaf Golf Championships 2018 in Ireland last month especially for those who do not access social media.

Firstly DGV would like to congratulate each of our seven golfers who were part of the 15 strong Deaf Golf Australia team at WDGC Ireland. There were strong performances and very proud Australians taking home fantastic memories of the golf course, 19th hole and new friendships from other countries.
Congratulations to Jack Macleod who came runner up in the Men’s Individuals.
Congratulations also to Men’s team consisting of Jack Macleod, Jack Besley, Luke Ellis, Andy Honeysett, Mark Aird and Dean Connell who won Men’s Team Championship. A wonderful fighting effort!
Well done also to Women’s Team who came runner up to the strong German team. Take a bow Linda Marchesi, Debbie Byrnes, Chantell Greaves, Mariellen Coles and Therese Pierce.
Men’s Senior Team members Craig Douglas, Robert Fogarty, Robert Bowler & Barry Engelsman ensured Australia came a very creditable 4th in a strong competition.
To look up all the results click this link 

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Hi Everyone
What a wonderful two days of golfing it was at Growling Frog last weekend.  The weather was sunny enough that short sleeves and some shorts were the preferred option.
Nineteen golfers including three from NSW enjoyed the course which was in perfect conditions.  It was a wonderful to catch up with each other at the 19th hole too.Congratulations to Mens Scratch Winner Jack Besley (who hit 6 under par on Day 1), winner B Grade Barry Engelsman and winner of Ladies Linda Marchesi.Congratulations also to Nett winners and runners ups. Well done to all the golfers who enjoyed good scores, NTPs and generally great golf over the two days. Photos are on FB and a newsletter is coming soon.Thank you to Brendan Fogarty for organizing the trophies, Callum Farman for organizing the groups, scorecards etc and to Gavin Balharrie for his work with scores and final results.  A weekend of successful and well run championships were the result of their hard work and much appreciated.Thank you too to DGA Board Therese Pierce, Jane Read, Geoff Read who presented DGV golfers in Australia Team for WDGC at Ireland with team polos. Geoff also spoke in regards to DGA achieving support and financial assistance from corporates such as Ping to assist with the massive costs of sending teams to WDGCs.Hope to see you all back at next years DGV Championships in October 2019 to celebrate 50th anniversary of Deaf Golf Victoria.Keep on good golfingMariellen Coles
DGV Secretary
(on behalf of DGV Committee)


Congratulations to you and well done to all the golfers who played.

DGV 2018 Championships winner:

Men’s Scratch winner – Jack Besley
Runner up – Daniel Jones

Men’s A Grade winner – Callum Farman
Runner up – Robert Fogarty

Men’s B Grade Nett winner- Barry Englesman
Runner up – Gavin Balharrie

Women’s Scratch winner – Linda Marchesi
Women’s Nett winner – Laura Burns
Women’s Nett runner up – Jane Read (NSW)

To view the full results go to the link below






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



Hi All
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.(
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
1st NSW 914
2nd Victoria 982
3rd Queensland 1069
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.

Mariellen Coles

DGV Secretary