Results of 2013 Divisional Championships

The Championships were played at Casino on 15th September 2013, results being as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Chris Rose – 72

Mens B Grade Champion:          Garry Ensbey – 96

Ladies Open Champion:             Dot Rose – 98

Mens Open Nett Champion:       Barry Clark – 74

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Bill Kelly – 73

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Heather Chesham – 86

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Phil Chesham – 86

Ladies Champion:            June Kelly – 105

Mens Nett Winner:           Roger Pocock – 77

Ladies Nett Winner:          Wendy Ward – 84

Mullumbimby on 10 Feb 2019

Twelve keen golfers accepted the challenges of Mullumbimby Golf Course on Sunday 10th February. The course was in great condition when considering the hot and dry weather conditions being experienced in the Northern Rivers area of late.  The main event was a single stableford with a 9 hole mystery draw held in conjunction.
The haven’t-seen-lately couple, Eric Dries and Denise Simes featured in the day’s activities. Eric carved up the course with a whirlwind 44 points to win a fruit tray. Denise needed to win the NTP 12th hole prize to compensate for the number of golf balls lost feeding the ducks, drakes and geese all around the course ha ha! Michael Bruggy had the best shot on the 5th hole.
The winner of the mystery 9 hole event was captain Garry with 49 points after a very poor start – its amazing what you can do when the head starts to clear after a big night!
Our next NR event is an overnight (or option of 2 nights) stay at Tenterfield on 8/9/10 March. We will be staying at the golf course cabins, participating in the club Sat. comp day at 10.30 am and a NR 2 person Ambrose  event on Sunday at 8.00 am

Northern Rivers NSW -v- Queensland

Congratulations to the NR Lefties for their superb victory 4/3 over the SE Qld canetoads in our annual clash at Tweed/Coolongatta Golf course on 19th August 2018. Please accept my sincere thanks to the golfers who played and supported our association on this day. The winning pairs on the day were Barry Clark & Wendy Ward, Kevin Copas & Mick Bruggy, Roger Pocock & Heather Chesham, Lynne Hay & Phil Chesham with Barry Clark being the shining light winning the NR Lefties award.

Our Casino visit has been brought forward to the 9th September because of the October long weekend. Please arrive by 7.30am as we have to hit off by 8.00am. I could only secure six carts so those players that may have their own carts could possibly bring them along or if you wish to get fit (ha ha!) and walk you can.

Once again, thanks for supporting the NR Lefties Golf Association.

Captain Garry

Results for Murwillumbah

The NR Lefties Golf Association held a golf event at Murwillumbah on Sunday 5th August. 13 golfers attended a 4BBB 6/6/6 multiplier event (the Captain’s choice) on a beautiful day at a beautiful golf course.

The winners on a countback of the two juicy fruit trays were Chris Rose (31 points) and Brian Walker (29 points) for a combined total of 85 points (57 on back nine) from Barry Clark (31) and Ethan Walker (34) with a total of 85 points but unfortunately only 56 on back nine. The runner-up prize was 4 golf balls.

Other competitors scores were: Jefferey Nicholson (30) and Jules Todd (26) for a total of 77 points, Garry Ensbey (29) and Michael Bruggy (24) for a total of 76 points, Terry McBurney (19) and Dot Rose (33) for a total of 75 points, Sue Stenning (34) and *Terry McBurney (19) for a total of 73 points, Derelle Rose (28) and Peter Bruggy (25) points for a total of 70 points.

NTPs for the event: Ladies 2nd Dot Rose & 10th NIL Men 8th Ethan Walker & 14th NIL.

The next event is at Tweed/Coolongatta on the 19th August against SE QLD – our annual clash against the canetoads. NR require 16 players to contest the 4BBB event. Teams will be selected prior to the date and matched with SE QLD pairings.

NR nominated names so far are: Michael Bruggy, Barry Clark & Wendy Ward, Kevin Copas, Garry Ensbey, Heather & Phil Chesham, Chris & Dot Rose, Mark & Sue Stenning, Terry McBurney, Neil Garrett, Roger Pocock, Lynne Hay + one more name hopefully.

Thanks for supporting NR Lefties

Garry Ensbey

Captain

Results of 2018 Divisional Championships

Our Northern Rivers Divisional Championships were held on a damp Ballina Golf course last Sunday, 8th July 2018.  14 competitors participated in the different events held.  In the major events, the Left-handers Open Champion and the Best Overall Net Score (Foundation Trophy) was won by Chris Rose with 81 shots for a net 75. The Net winner for A Grade was Barry Clark with 76. The Ladies Champion is Dot Rose with 106 hits for a net 78 and the Ladies Net winner was Heather Chesham with a 91 net score. B Grade gross winner was Michael Bruggy with 101 hits and a 82 net. The net winner was his brother Peter with 84.

In the Right-handers section, Mark Stenning shot a 82 gross score to win while Matt Pocock took away the best net score of 76. The lady winner for the righties was Jan Lee with 102 gross score for a 87 net. Each winner of these sections received a voucher and a golf ball as a prize.

Nearest to the pins on Par 3’s were Barry Clark on the 5th, Dot Rose on the 5th and Jan Lee on the 17th (each winner received a ball as a prize).

Other scores for day were:

Neil Garrett (13) 97 gross 84 net, *Kevin Copas (19) 93 gross 74 net, Garry Ensbey (20) 107 gross 87 net, Roger Pocock (23) 105 gross 82 net, Phil Chesham (13) 99 gross 85 net.  *unqualified player

Our next event is the 6/6/6 multiplier at Murwillumbah GC on Sunday 5th August with 8.30 am START. Our annual challenge day against SE QLD is on Sunday 19th August at Tweed Heads/Coolongatta GC with tee-off time to be advised. Names have to be in prior to this event so that teams can be allocated and grouped with the Qld players. We require at least 16 players for this special occasion so please think about supporting our lefties group and encouraging others to play.

Good golfing,

Captain Garry

Iluka Results

Twelve members enjoyed the June NR Lefties Golf Day at Iluka last Sunday. A stableford event in conjunction with a mystery super nine holes was held in windy conditions.  The 18 hole stableford was won by our captain Garry Ensbey with 35 points on a countback from Neil Garrett (2 fruit- trays). Garry then nominated his prize go to the female winner, Derelle Rose who had 29 points on a countback from Jan Lee. The NTP winners were Ethan Walker on the 6th and Michael Bruggy on the 17th (1 ball each). The mystery nine hole winner was Peter Bruggy (1 ball) with 16 points on a oountback from Terry McBurney, Ethan Walker, and Jan Lee.

Our next event is the Northern Rivers Left-Handers Divisional Championships at Ballina on Sunday 8th July with a 8.30 am START. Please be there early for registration. Cost for the day will be $50 which will cover green fees, shared cart and burger & chips for lunch.

Don’t forget our two special events in August. On 5th August we visit Murwillumbah GC for a 6/6/6 multiplier event with a 8.30am START. On 19th August is our annual contest with SE QLD at Tweeds Hds/Coolongatta GC. Names are needed for this event in advance so that pairings can be made early and hopefully successfully so we can beat these canetoads for a change.

Results of 2017 Divisional Championships

The 2017 Divisional Championships were played at Ocean Shores on 16th July 2017.   Results are as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Chris Rose – 75

Mens B Grade Champion:          Garry Ensbey – 99

Ladies Open Champion:             Heather Chesham – 110

Mens A Grade Nett Champion:       Mick McClelland – 73

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Peter Bruggy – 80

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Dot Rose – 96

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Damian Haselden – 76

Ladies Champion:            Sue Stenning – 101

Mens Nett Winner:           Mark Stenning – 76

Ladies Nett Winner:          Denise Simes – 83

The winner of the Founders Trophy was Chris Rose with a net score of 71.

Results of 2016 Divisional Championships

The 2016 Divisional Championships were played at Mullumbimby on 17th July 2016.   Results are as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Mick McClelland – 74

Mens B Grade Champion:          Peter Bruggy – 94 c/b

Ladies Open Champion:             Dot Rose – 101

Mens A Grade Nett Champion:       Eric Dries – 71 c/b

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Carl Wood – 74

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Heather Chesham – 84

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Mark Stenning – 80

Ladies Champion:            Jan Lee – 92

Mens Nett Winner:           Brian Walker – 72

Ladies Nett Winner:          Lynne Hay – 84

The winner of the Founders Trophy was Peter Bruggy with a net score of 68.

Event for March 2016

The next event is being held at Tenterfield on 13th March 2016.  Some members are going to Tenterfield on Friday evening to play in the Club’s competition on the Saturday.  If you are interested in playing in that competition,  ring the Tenterfield Golf Club direct to enter.  The Lefties event is being held on the Sunday morning with tee-off time being 8.30am.  Be there by 8.00am to be included in the draw.

Northern Rivers NSW -v- Queensland

On Sunday 20th September 2015 the Annual Inter-Division Match between Northern Rivers NSW and Queensland was played on the West course at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads.  The weather conditions were not so good with wind and rain making it difficult, however the Queensland side found the conditions more appealing by winning the match 5 to 3.

An Individual Stableford was also played in conjunction with some players finding the course far easier than others.   The over-all winner with 40 pts was T. Elliott from Queensland.  Other winners on the day were:

Northern Rivers Winner:  Chris Rose – 38 pts

Northern Rivers Runner-Up:  Phil Chesham – 37 pts

Queensland Winner:  S Meredith – 37 pts

Queensland Runner-Up:  Col Clark – 34 pts on c/b

A great day of golf was enjoyed by all, and we all look forward to catching up next year and take on the  challenge again.

Results of 2015 Divisional Championships

The 2015 Divisional Championships were played at Yamba on 9th August 2015.   Results are as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Chris Rose – 84

Mens B Grade Champion:          Carl Woods – 95

Ladies Open Champion:             Heather Chesham – 106

Mens A Grade Nett Champion:       Neil Garrett – 77 c/b

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Peter Bruggy – 76

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Dot Rose – 82

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Phil Chesham – 92

Ladies Champion:            Jan Lee – 104

Mens Nett Winner:           Terry McBurney – 79

Ladies Nett Winner:          Wendy Ward – 80

The winner of the Founders Trophy was Peter Bruggy on a count back from Carl Woods.

2015 Annual Weekend Away

Our annual weekend away was held on 16th and 17th May 2015 with 27 players and partners travelling to Coffs Harbour. This year we welcomed new members from Tenterfield. On the Saturday, 23 players participated in the Stableford Competition held by Coffs Harbour Golf Club. The only successful participant in that event from our group was Chris Rose who came second in the competition. Of course, the non-golfers enjoyed a day of retail therapy.

The weather on Sunday was not so kind and we woke up to an overcast and wet morning. However, it only deterred 7 players with 16 players braving the weather and participating in the competition held by the Sawtell Golf Club. Our “President–v-Captain” event was also played in conjunction with an Aggregate Stableford and Single Stableford events. Due to the conditions the scores were not that great. The winners were:

Aggregate Stableford

Mick Bruggy & Heather Chesham – 54 points

Single Stableford

Lefties Men Winner: Steve McLean 31 pts – Runner Up: Chris Rose 27 pts

Righties Men Winner: Phil Chesham 29 pts – Runner Up: Alan Green 24 pts

Ladies Winner: Denise Simes  27 pts – Runner Up: Dot Rose 23 pts on c/b

Environmental Award: Lynne Hay 17 pts

President-v-Captain Event

The winner this year was the Captain’s Team who consisted of Chris Rose, Steve McLean, Mick Bruggy, Barry Clark, Eric Dries, Jan Lee, Denise Simes and Lynne Hay.  The score was 196 to 190.

Congratulations to all winners and again thank you to all for making it such a great weekend we all enjoy and look forward to each year.

Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held at Coraki Golf Club on Sunday 8th February 2015. The meeting will commence following the completion of 18 holes of golf.  Steve McLean is kindly sponsoring the day and a BBQ lunch will be provided for all players.  Tee off is 8.30am.  Please be there by 8.00 am to be included in the draw.  For those of you who would like breakfast cooked for you, the Coraki Veterans will be there providing breakfast at a cost of $12.00 per person.

Don’t forget all 2015 NALG Northern Rivers memberships are due.  Members can pay their membership fee in person at the AGM or at the first NALG Northern Rivers event they play during the 2015 calendar year.  At time of payment please provide contact details (address/email/phone/golflink number).  Alternatively, the respective membership fee can be paid online via the website. The membership fee is $20.00 per player.

Results of 2014 Divisional Championships

The 2014 Divisional Championships were played at Maclean on 17th August 2014.  After days of heavy rain, the sun came out and the course was in good condition.  Results are as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Tony Wilson – 79

Mens B Grade Champion:          Carl Woods – 94

Ladies Open Champion:             Dot Rose – 108

Mens Open Nett Champion:       Barry Clark – 74

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Michael Bruggy – 75

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Heather Chesham – 91

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Mark Astley – 83

Ladies Champion:            Jan Lee – 94

Mens Nett Winner:           Roger Pocock – 73

Ladies Nett Winner:          Lynne Hay – 84

Results of 2013 Divisional Championships

The Championships were played at Casino on 15th September 2013, results being as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Chris Rose – 72

Mens B Grade Champion:          Garry Ensbey – 96

Ladies Open Champion:             Dot Rose – 98

Mens Open Nett Champion:       Barry Clark – 74

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Bill Kelly – 73

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Heather Chesham – 86

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Phil Chesham – 86

Ladies Champion:            June Kelly – 105

Mens Nett Winner:           Roger Pocock – 77

Ladies Nett Winner:          Wendy Ward – 84

Northern Rivers NSW -v- Queensland

On Sunday 11th August 2013 the Annual Inter-Division Match between Northern Rivers NSW and Queensland was played on the beautiful Byron Bay course under perfect weather conditions.  This year Northern Rivers NSW enjoyed the spoils of victory winning the match 3 to 2.

An Individual Stableford was also played in conjunction with some players finding the course far easier than others.   The over-all winner with 38 pts was Maureen Hogan from Queensland winning on a countback from husband Jeff.  Other winners on the day were:

Northern Rivers Winner:  Neil Garrett – 33 pts on c/b

Northern Rivers Runner-Up:  Alan Green – 33 pts

Queensland Winner:  Jeff Hogan – 38 pts

Queensland Runner-Up:  Peter Robson – 32 pts on c/b

Ladies Winner:  Jan Lee – 31 pts

A great day of golf was enjoyed by all with old friendships renewed and new friendships founded.  Obviously the Hogan Family found the conditions a lot easier than any one else on the course.

Annual Weekend Away

For our weekend away this year we headed south to sunny Coffs Harbour and Sawtell.  A group of 30, including players and partners, ventured to Coffs during the Friday with the majority that night enjoying dinner and dancing at the Park Beach Bowling Club.  The next morning 23 players participated in the Stroke competition at Coffs Harbour, while the remainder enjoyed coffee and retail therapy.  Best scores in the Stroke competition were Phil Chesham for the Men with 75 nett and the Ladies was Wendy Ward with 79 nett.  The environmental trophy was closely contested, with Jan Lee coming out on top.  Most of our players struggled in the sunny conditions although the course was in very good condition.

After enjoying the hospitality of the local golfers, the players then headed back to their accommodation at Pacific Towers for the traditional BBQ, where the draw for choosing partners for the next day’s golf at Sawtell took place.   The following morning the players were very eager and arrived early for a tee-off time at 9.00am.  A total of 27 players participated in our annual Best of the Worst 4BBB Event on the picturesque course provided by Sawtell.

Winners of our event were John Kelly and June Kelly (no relation) with a score of 25 points on a countback from Phil Chesham and Brian Walker.  The winners of our Single Stableford event for the Lefties were Chris Rose (36 pts) and runner-up Martin Dufficy (30 pts).  Right-handed winners were Phil Chesham (34 pts) and runner-up being Mark Astley (33 pts).  The Ladies winner was Jan Lee (27 pts) and runner-up Wendy Ward (26 pts), the environmental trophy this day going to Sue Astley.  Most of the players found the course to be a challenge but eager to return to improve on their efforts.  All players enjoyed the friendly hospitality and lunch provided by the Captain of the Sawtell Golf Club.

A great weekend was had by all with plans to re-visit next year.

Ocean Shores Results

On Sunday, 7th April 2013 we had to yet again play on a very very wet course.  The carts were restricted to paths only and all bunkers wet treated as GUR. Even though we had to deal with all this – 17 players turned up to check out the course in readiness for the Nationals in October.  A Multiplier with a Single Stableford in conjunction was played.  The heavy conditions reflected in the scores.  Results were as follows:

Multipler Winners:  Peter Bruggy & Martin Dufficy – 49 pts

Runners Up:  Mark Stenning & Terry McBurney – 46 pts

Lefties Mens Single Stableford Winner – Chris Rose 33 pts

Righties Mens Single Stableford Winner – Brian Walker 31 pts

Ladies Single Stableford Winner – Jan Lee 29 pts

Nearest to Pins won by Mark Stenning, Brian Walker and Wendy Ward

Mullumbimby Results

On Sunday 17th March 2013, eighteen members showed their true love of the game by turning up on a very hot day at Mullumbimby  Golf Club and playing on a very wet and muddy course.  A 4BBB Stableford with a Single Stableford  in conjunction was played.  The results were as follows:

4BBB winners: Mick Bruggy & Peter Bruggy  – 45 pts, Runners-Up:  Chris Rose & Barry Clark – 44 pts

Lefties Men Single winner:  Garry Ensbey – 34 pts, Runner Up:  Martin Dufficy – 25 pts on c/b

Righties Men Single winner:   Alan Green – 33 pts, Runner Up:  John Kelly – 31 pts on c/b

Ladies Single winner:  Derelle Layton – 28pts, Runner Up:  Brenda Holt – 27 pts

NTPs Winners: Peter Bruggy & Jan Lee

Programme for 2013

 

Date Venue 
17 March 2013 Mullumbimby Golf Club
7 April 2013 Ocean Shores Country Club
5 May 2013 Sawtell Golf Club – Weekend Away
16 June 2013 To be advised
14 July 2013 Iluka Golf Club
11 August 2013 Byron Bay Golf Club – Annual InterClub Match  (NR–v- Qld)  
15 September 2013 Casino Golf Club – Divisional Championship
13-18 October 2013 48th National Championship
November 2013 To be advised
December 2013 To be advised

Results of 2012 Divisional Championships

The Championships were played at Coraki on 9th December 2012, results being as follows:

Mens Open Champion:              Chris Rose – 76

Mens B Grade Champion:          Barry Clark – 94

Mens C Grade Champion:          Jeff Thompson – 93

Ladies Open Champion:             Heather Chesham – 89

Senior Open Champion:             Neil Garrett – 84

Mens Open Nett Champion:       Ron Bines – 75

Mens B Grade Nett Champion:   Mick Bruggy – 77

Ladies Open Nett Champion:      Dot Rose – 77

Right-Handers Championships

Mens Champion:              Mark Stenning – 79

Ladies Champion:            Vicki Blanch – 90

Mens Nett Winner:           Roger Pocock – 64

Ladies Nett Winner:          Sue Stenning – 72

NTP’s Winners

Lefties Mens:       Chris Rose & Ron Bines

Lefties Ladies:     Heather Chesham & Dot Rose

Righties Mens:     Alan Green & Tim Parker

Righties Ladies:    Vicki Blanch & Derelle Layton

Results of 47th Nationals at Toowoomba

For those of you who are interested here are the results of the 47th National Championship held at Toowoomba in October 2012.  You will see that some Northern Rivers members were winners.

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