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SOUTHPAW
NEWSLETTER
January
2015
www.NALG.org
THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEFT-HANDED GOLFERS
NALG/USA
BOARD
Jon Flowers (OK)
Chairman
405.275.1198
Jim Bradley (NC)
910.383.0339
Joe Brogdon (GA)
478.477.9264
John Dourgarian (NJ)
609.324.0406
Frank Hunter (NC)
336.956.6868
Join us for the 80th NALG National Championship at
Palm-Aire Country Club in Sarasota!
Don Lightburn (NM)
505.286.8667
Dick Martin (TX)
214.522.4245
Terry Martin (NC)
828.754.4007
Jim Mason (WV)
Sec/Treasurer
304.489.9648
Wally Mattson (CA)
WALG Rep
925.736.8774
Jim Pfrogner (FL)
941.360.6967
Rick Rodriguez (CA)
510.326.4795
Paul Sprunk (OH)
419.351.3342
Bob Wolf (MI)
Vice Chairman
248.624.6997
Did you hear the news about 103-year-old golfer Gus Andreone scoring a hole-in-one in
December? He accomplished that feat on the Lakes Course at Palm-Aire. Will you be the next
golfer at Palm-Aire with a hole-in-one?
Our 2015 National Championship will be played over four days, June 15-18, on Palm-Aire's two
superb courses, the Champions and the Lakes. Palm-Aire's two eighteen-hole courses are ranked
among the best in Florida by Golfweek Magazine. There are six tee box locations to
accommodate every level of play. This superb club includes a driving range with twenty-four
grass hitting locations. Famed architect Joe Lee designed the Lakes course and world-renowned
architect Dick Wilson designed the Champions course. Both courses have been completely
renovated in the last three years with TifEagle Bermuda greens.
Come to play at Palm-Aire Country Club for the 80th annual NALG National Championship!
Palm-Aire Country Club
5601 Country Club Way
Sarasota, Florida 34243
www.palmaire.net
Pro Shop 941-355-9738
Photo: Courtesy of Palm-Aire Country Club
Bridgestone Golf – the Official Ball of the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers
Phone
EmailWebsite
304.489.9648
[email protected]
www.NALG.org
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January 2015
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
80th Annual NALG Championship
Palm Aire Country Club
Sarasota, Florida
June 15-18, 2015
Golfer Name: _________________________________________________ Age: ______ Handicap: _______ Index: ________
Address:
______________________________________________
City:
____________________
State:
_____
Zip:
Shirt
Size
___________
Cell
Phone:
_________________________
Home
Phone:
___________________________
______________________
Spouse/Guest
Name:
______________________________________
Guest
Cell
Phone:
_________________________________ Golfer Email Address: ______________________________________ Guest Email:
_____________________________________
(Guest email and phone info requested in order to better coordinate the Guest Activities for the Tournament.)
Please select the Division in which you wish to compete:
____ NALG Championship Division
6500 yards - Not Flighted
____ NALG Open Division
6500 yards - Flighted after 36 Holes
____ NALG Senior Division (Age 55+) 6250 yards - Flighted after 36 Holes
____ NALG Masters Division (Age 70+) 5900 yards - Flighted after 36 Holes
____ NALG Ladies Championship
5000 yards - Not Flighted
Participant Package: Four green fees with cart, daily range balls, entry gift, tournament prizes, daily closest to the pin
prize, Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, and Awards Luncheon on Thursday afternoon.
Item
Entry Fee
NALG Membership Fee (If not current)
Hole Sponsorship
SPOUSE / GUEST ACTIVITIES
Spouse / Guest ticket(s) for Welcome Reception – Sunday
Spouse / Guest ticket(s) for Awards Luncheon – Thursday
Tuesday Morning Event – Tour the fabulous Ringling complex on beautiful Sarasota Bay.
Includes shuttle to and from host hotel, guided tour of the Ca’ d’Zan mansion (home of circus
magnate John Ringling), group admission to the Circus Museum, the Museum of Art, and the
Rose Garden. Lunch on your own onsite at Banyan Café or Treviso Restaurant.
Complimentary trams travel between venues on the estate.
Guest Golf – Wednesday Morning at 8:30am
TOTAL COST
Each
$450
$ 25
$ 75
Cost
$ 450
$ 30
$ 25
$ 44
$ 38
Please mail this form, along with your check payable to NALG for the total cost, to:
Jim Pfrogner, 6142 Country Club Way, Sarasota, Fl. 34243
Address questions to:
• Jim Pfrogner, Tournament Director, at [email protected] or (941) 360-6967 or
• Frank Hunter at [email protected] or (336) 239-0137.
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2015 NALG National Tournament
Airports and Hotels
AIRPORTS:
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
SRQ to Palm-Aire Country Club- 6.3 miles, 15 min.
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
TPA to Palm-Aire Country Club- 59.7 miles, 1 hr.
HOTELS:
HOST HOTEL:
Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch
8565 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota
941-355-8619
$95.00/night + tax: 30 rooms available until May 15th
Code NALG
Full Breakfast included
Palm Aire Country Club to Hampton Inn- 4.1 miles, 9 min.
Fairfield Inn and Suites
6105 Exchange Way, Bradenton
941-552-4000
$97.00/night + tax: 15 rooms available until May 24th
"Sports Breakfast" included
Palm-Aire Country Club to Fairfield Inn- 4.6 miles, 10
min.
Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota
941-782-4400
$97.00/night + tax: 15 rooms available until May 24th
"Sports Breakfast" buffet included
Palm-Aire Country Club to Holiday Inn- 4.5 miles, 10
min.
Hilton Garden Inn
8270 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41)
Sarasota, Florida 34243
941-552-1100
$94.00/night + tax: 20 rooms available until May 18th
Full breakfast available, but not included in discount
price
Palm-Aire Country Club to Hilton Garden Inn- 7
miles, 12 min.
This hotel is one mile from Sarasota/Bradenton
International Airport, with shuttle from airport to hotel
available.
Use code NALG 2015
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2015 NALG National Tournament
Activities
GUEST ACTIVITIES:
TUESDAY MORNING EVENT
$44.00 PER PERSON
WEDNESDAY MORNING EVENT
$38.00 PER ROUND
Tour the fabulous Ringling Museum on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Includes shuttle to
and from host hotel, guided tour of Ca d'Zan mansion (home of circus magnate
John Ringling and wife Mable), Circus Museum and magnificent Rose Garden.
Lunch on your own in Banyan Café or Treviso Restaurant on site.
Spouse/Guest Golf at Palm Aire Country Club.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Siesta Key Public Beach
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL
Awarded "Best Beach in America" for 2011. Cool, white "sugar sand" and clear blue/green waters!
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-5731
More than 20,000 spectacular tropical plants plus World Orchid Display and Research Center.
St. Armand's Circle
Iconic shopping and dining venue across the John Ringling Bridge on Bird Key.
The Mall at University Town Center
University Parkway and Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Exciting shopping and dining venue across from host hotel. The only new enclosed mall to open in the US in 2014.
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
Across from Ringling Museum at 5500 N. Tamiami Trail
941-355-6228
Over 100 Vintage, Classic, Muscle and Exotic Cars on display.
Marina Jack Restaurant and Dinner Boat
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota Bayfront
941-365-4232
Outside casual dining, indoor waterfront restaurant or fabulous dinner aboard the Marina Jack III touring Sarasota Bay.
LeBarge Tropical Cruises
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota Bayfront
941-366-6116
Two hour Sunset Cruise on Sarasota Bay with live music, drinks and snacks aboard. Fun for all!
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Great Restaurants Abound within Two Miles of Palm-Aire!
Close to the Hampton Inn & Suites, host hotel:
Bonefish Grill
Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria
Leroy Selmon’s
Seafood specialties
Italian
All American grill
941-360-3171
941-359-6400
941-360-3287
Along the University Parkway Corridor, between host hotel and Palm Aire:
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Stonewood Grille
Half Shell Seafood House
Outback Steakhouse
Filippo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante
Italian
American
Seafood
Steak
Pizza
941-355-4116
941-355-3315
941-952-9400
941-351-3711
941-360-8065
Within the new University Town Center enclosed Mall:
Brio Tuscan Grille
Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Ave.
The Capital Grille
Seasons 52
Cheesecake Factory
Kona Grill
www.brioitalian.com
www.sophies.com
www.thecapitalgrille.com
www.seasons52.com
www.thecheesecakefactory.com
www.konagrill.com
941-702-9102
941-444-3077
941-256-3647
941-702-9652
941-256-3760
941-256-8005
The restaurants above are a few of the fine dining selections in the area.
Applebee’s, Starbucks, Square 1 Burgers, Five Guys, Jason’s Deli, and many fast food establishments are also
nearby.
Photo of 18th Hole, Champions Course at Palm Aire – courtesy Palm Aire Country Club.
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https://www.ringling.org/
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2015 CAN/AM MATCH PLAY UPDATE
The Can/Am Match Play Championship will serve as the qualifying event for the 2016 James
Cup International in Japan. The traditional JCI entry process has been by invitation; however,
the James Cup Committee has made an exception for the 2016 tournament. All Can/Am
participants will qualify to receive a priority entry for the 2016 JCI.
The Can/Am Matches will be hosted by the Home Course (www.homecourse.com) of the Pacific
Northwest Golf Association in DuPont, Washington. This ultimate team golfing experience will
be played July 24-26, 2015. The field for the Can/Am Matches is limited to 20 players per team.
Entries for the Can/Am Matches will be emailed in January 2015.
Lefties interested in participating in the Can/Am Matches, please contact the James Cup
Committee by email at [email protected]
For more information about James Cup Events, and Lefty Golf worldwide go to
www.jamescup.org.
Submitted by,
James Cup Committee
Wally Mattson, Chairman
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2016 JAMES CUP INTERNATIONAL
The James Cup Committee is pleased to announce that we have received an invitation from
NALG-Japan to hold the 2016 JCI Matches at the Miyazaki Lakeside G.C. (pictured below) in
Miyazaki City, Japan.
For the course map go to http://www.lakeside-gc.com/course/index.html, then click on the red
hole numbers for a view of each hole.
The dates for the JCI are April 12-15, 2016. Player Registration and the traditional Player’s
Dinner will be held Tuesday evening the 12th. The Matches will be played Wednesday through
Friday.
Player/guest lodging and social events will be held at the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort in
Miyazaki City. The Sheraton will also serve as W.A.L.G. Headquarters.
U.S. and Canadian Players participating in the 2015 Can/Am Matches will each receive a priority
entry for the 2016 JCI. Lefties interested in participating in the Can/Am Matches, please contact
the James Cup Committee by email at [email protected]
For more information about James Cup Events and Lefty Golf worldwide, go to
www.jamescup.org.
Submitted by,
James Cup Committee
Wally Mattson, Chairman
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January 2015
51st Annual National Lefty-Righty Amateur Golf Tournament
Cedar Rock Country Club – Lenoir, NC
September 3-6, 2014
The 51st Annual National Lefty-Righty Amateur Golf Tournament was played over the Cedar Rock
Country Club Golf Course in Lenoir, North Carolina September 3-6, 2014. Nineteen teams from 13 states
and the Virgin Islands participated. Linwood Hedgepeth of Evergreen, North Carolina and Junior Nance
from Clarkton, North Carolina won the four day tournament with a score of 275. Wes Stevens from King,
North Carolina and Robbie Venable from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina finished three strokes back with a
278 total. First Flight winners were Marcus Rising of Evergreen, North Carolina and Joey Schultz from
Whiteville, North Carolina. Doug Young from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Joe Serventi from Cranberry
Township, Pennsylvania came in second. Below is listed scores for the tournament.
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
Linwood Hedgepeth - Junior Nance
Wes Stevens - Robbie Venable
Rudy Berumen - Greg Marrs
Jim Mason - Tim Nicholas
Chip McIntyre - Frank Payne
Ron Bumgarner - Jack Beach
Stan Kanavage - Grant Kavanage
Joe Amperano - Jim Capono
Kenny Lane - Ray Capono
68-67-69-71 = 275
67-68-73-70 = 278
65-69-74-71 = 279
73-70-72-71 = 286
70-71-74-73 = 288
70-73-79-72 = 294
76-72-70-77 = 295
73-75-76-77 = 301
75-73-82-72 = 302
Championship Flight
Linwood Hedgepeth
& Junior Nance
FIRST FLIGHT
Marcus Rising - Joey Schultz
Doug Young - Joe Serventi
Terry Martin - Christopher Martin
Max Gnagy - Loren Gnagy
Robert Luper - Dale Wilson
Russ Balderson - Carl Balderson
Ron Payne - James Fender
William Mesenbrink - Bill Berry
D. R. Smith - Ed Theobald
Picture of Marcus Rising and Joey Schultz not available.
76-75-73-72 = 296
77-74-78-71 = 300
75-77-81-72 = 305
76-77-75-77 = 305
75-80-76-76 = 307
81-78-78-78 = 315
80-80-81-77 = 318
82-85-80-81 = 328
81-78-82-wd
1st Flight Runners-Up
Doug Young
& Joe Serventi
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WALG ROUNDUP
The 2014 WALG Championship was played in Cape Town, South Africa October 27-31. Listed below
are the 2014 Division Champions. For complete results visit www.walg.org.
Open Championship Division: Jarrod Freeman, Australia - 302
Senior Division: Joe Brogdon, United States – 319 Way to go Joe!
Super Senior Division: Peter Read, Australia - 317
Ladies Division: Cornelia Ulm, Switzerland - 355
(Winners are shown with Richard Davison, WALG Chairman, and Doug Crosby,
Past Chairman/2014 WALG President)
Changes to the Executive Committee:
Peter Read, who served as Secretary from 1994 to 2014, has stepped down. A big thank you goes to
Peter for his dedication and service. Peter was part of the team that has given the players and their
guests so much enjoyment through the opportunity to travel the world, developing countless memories
and friendships. Nigel Messenger from New Zealand will take over the position of Secretary.
Our good friend Tom Waki, while remaining as Vice Chairman, now adds a second cap as President for
the 2016 WALG set for Japan.
Upcoming Championships:
The 2016 WALG (24th) Championship will be played in Miyazaki, Japan, April 18, 19, 21 and 22.
Miyazaki is located on Japan's southernmost island of Kyusk. The courses will be the Phoenix C.C.,
Miyazaki C.C., UMK C.C. and Aoshima G.C. Headquarters for the event will be the Sheraton Grande
Ocean Resort. Under the direction of Tom, his lovely wife Mie, and NALG-Japan, the 24th WALG
should be at the top of every lefty’s list to attend. Full details and the entry form will be available in
2015.
The 2017 WALG Championship is set for Melbourne, Australia in either October or November.
The 2019 WALG Championship has been awarded to Germany and will be played in July.
Other International News
NALG-France has invited NALG-USA members to participate in their 11th National Championship set
for 2-9 May 2015 in Majorca, Spain. Majorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. The
Championship will be played over 4 courses. For more information please contact Dominque Lacan at
[email protected]
Closing Thought:
Playing the Great Game of Golf as a Lefty is extra special. Those who play the game from the other
side of the ball can only dream of the many unique opportunities from which we have to choose: World,
National and Regional Events. Please support Lefty Golf and the folks behind it who devote their time
and efforts to make these superb events available for our enjoyment.
Submitted by,
Wally Mattson
United States Rep to WALG
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• Bob Quesinberry of Pace, FL had his first hole-in-one (at age 73) on
September 8, 2014 at The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, FL. It was
on the 13th hole, 167 yards with his 5 wood.
• Jim Pfrogner of Sarasota, FL had his 10th ace on November 12, 2014
at the Champions Course at Palm-Aire Country Club in Sarasota, FL (site
of our National Championship in June). It was on the 5th hole, 168 yards with his 5 hybrid.
• Erv Froese of Abbotsford, BC had his 5th hole-in-one on December 7, 2014 at Ledgeview
Golf Club in Abbotsford, BC. It was on the 5th hole, 182 yards with his 3 hybrid.
We want to know about your hole-in-one!
Send the details to Margaret Hunter at [email protected]
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Annual membership fee for the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers is only $ 25 / year.
Newsletter is sent every 3 months with news of State, National, and World lefty events.
Tournaments can be all Lefty or Lefty & Partner (lefty or righty partner, depending on the tournament).
National and World Tournaments generally include 5 Divisions:
Championship, Open, Senior, Super Seniors/Masters, and Ladies.
Check out the websites: http://www.nalg.org/ and http://www.walg.org/
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Tournament Schedule
•
May 6-8, 2015
Southwest Shootout Lefty-Partner Tournament –
University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course,
Albuquerque, NM. Details for entry to be announced.
•
August 1-2, 2015
Carolinas Lefty and Lefty-Partner Tournaments – Sapona
Ridge Country Club, Lexington, NC. For details, contact
Frank Hunter at (336) 239-0137 or [email protected]
•
June 15-18, 2015
NALG 80th National Championship – Palm Aire Country
Club, Sarasota, FL. Information is included in this newsletter,
including the Entry Form. Please contact Jim Pfrogner at
[email protected] or (941) 360-6967 for additional
information.
•
April 12-15, 2016
2016 James Cup International – Miyazaki Lakeside Golf
Course, Miyazaki City, Japan. More information is included
in this newsletter.
•
July 18-19, 2015
Ohio Left-Handed Tournament – Riverview Golf Club,
Newton Fall, Ohio. For further details, please contact Rendal
Stout at [email protected] or (330) 325-7802.
•
April 18-22, 2016
World Assn. of Left-Handed Golfers Championship
-- Miyazaki, Japan. Further details are included in this
newsletter.
•
July 24-26, 2015
2015 Can/Am Match Play – Home Course, DuPont, WA.
Information is included in this newsletter. Please contact Wally
Mattson at [email protected] or check the James Cup website at
www.jamescup.org for more details.
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Articles for Newsletters
Request articles for next newsletter to be submitted to
Margaret Hunter at [email protected]
“Email instead of Snail Mail – The NALG Board of Directors
decided at its Annual Meeting in May 2012 to discontinue
the printing and mailing of the quarterly newsletter, effective
with the October 2012 issue. Henceforth it will be sent to you
via email, or you may find it on the NALG website: www.nalg.
org, under the “Newsletters” heading. The newsletter issue
dates will remain the same: January, April, July, and October.
If you do not receive your emailed copy of the newsletter
within the first 10 days of these months, please contact
Margaret Hunter at [email protected]”
If the Tournament Chairmen of the various state
tournaments would contact Margaret Hunter at
[email protected], we would be
pleased to include their tournament information in the
newsletter.
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