Date: November 04, 2013
Author: Deaf Golf Australia

Winners all smiles at Australian deaf golf titles

Deaf Golf Australia along with Western Australia Deaf Golf Association were the proud hosts of the 21st Australian Deaf Golf Championships that was held at Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club, Mandurah, Western Australia on 25 to 27 October, 2013. A great week was had by all. We had 36 participants in the Golf Tournament including 31 Men and 5 Ladies, from 5 states. Well done everyone on making the effort to attend these Championships. Absolutely beautiful and warm weather greeted those golfers, and Meadow Springs proved to be a tough but fair golf course. Notable results was the close contest between Jack McLeod (NSW) and Jack Besley (Vic) for the Australians Mens Championships. Only 1 shot separated the pair after 54 holes. Congratulations to both for excellent sportsmanship and providing a great contest for many to watch. Congratulations to Therese Pierce (Winner of Ladies Championships) and Wayne Parsons (Winner of Seniors Championships). Simon Hogan (NSW) displayed excellent golf to win the Mens Nett Championships with a 76 gross (61 nett) in the final round. We would like to congratulate the following winners : Mens Individual Champion – Jack McLeod (Vic) 71,69,69 209 (54 Hole Record) Mens Nett Champion Simon Hogan (NSW) 68,65,61 – 194 Ladies Individual Champion Therese Pierce (VIC) 97,112,103 – 312 Ladies Nett Champion Mariellen Coles (VIC) 89,87,79 – 255 Seniors Individual Champion Wayne Parsons (QLD) 82,85,83 – 250 Seniors Nett Champion Graham Home (QLD) 79,68,71 – 218 Mens State Teams Champion – NSW 916 (54 Hole Record) Attached are results from these Championships below Individual Championships – Mens (Gross and Nett) (With * for Senior Category Winners) Individual Championships Ladies (Gross and Nett) State Teams Championships – Mens DEAF GOLF AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE : 21st AUSTRALIAN DEAF GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Page 2 of 2 Deaf Golf Australia would like to thank the following people & organisations for their support during the event:- Joel Smales (President) and the Committee of Western Australian Deaf Golf Association for its excellent organisation of venue and accommodation for the Championships Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club for its excellent preparation of the venue Deaf Sports Australia for its $500 grant towards the Championships Peel Hearing Centre for opening ceremony catering and for hamper package for the Australian Mens Champion. Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club Pro-Shop for donation of some prizes 2012 Australian Deaf Games Organising Committee Gavin Balharrie Secretary of Deaf Golf Australia Wendy Home and Janelle Hayden volunteers for uploading and processing of results.