The seven person NSW contingent bound for the World Deaf Golf Championships later this month gathered at Concord Golf Club on Tuesday for a meet-and-greet before jetting out for Ireland this weekend.
The representatives got together to talk team tactics and present Golf NSW with a Certificate of Appreciation for the generous assistance provided through the NSW Golf Foundation.
Team Manager Lachie Foulsham said the support of Golf NSW through the NSW Golf Foundation was invaluable to the group.
“We would like to thank Golf NSW for the support to help cover the costs involved in getting the team to the championships,” Mr Foulsham remarked.
The team is a mix of rookies and veterans with plenty of experience thrown in. Port Kembla golfer Debbie Byrnes is representing Australia for the first time at the championships, while for Luke Ellis, it will be championship number eight.
Bonnie Doon’s Jack McLeod is a former champion, having taken out the men’s crown in Japan in 2012.
The full squad of 15 will get together for a welcome cocktail function at the Australian Ambassadors residence in Dublin on the eve of the Championship.
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