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To all members of NALG-NSW
Long Reef February 7th
34 players teed-off from 12.00noon last Thursday in our first event for 2019. Conditions were warm and sunny and the course in very good order which was reflected in the scores.
It was good to see some new faces particularly as a result of Craig McHatton’s efforts on social media.
The committee met prior to tee-off to finalise the 2019 calendar and discuss options to help contain the cost of playing expensive courses and retain and gain membership.
It was agreed that members who play a minimum of 4 events during the year, to acknowledge their support, will receive a discount for the Christmas event each year.
The cost of this will come from funds in reserve in the NALG Bank account and not through event subsidisation. The funds in NALG term deposit and the interest accrued through the course of this year will more than likely cover this cost.
In addition, we will continue our social media activity with the view to increasing membership and participation at events. The more participants we have the easier it is to negotiate green fees.
Prize winners for the day were;
Lefties Winner                 Peter Golding                       40 points
Runner-up                       Craig McHatton                    37
Righties Winner              Anthony Malakou                41
Runner-up                        Tyrone Hyde                         40
2Ball Winners                  Blake Aroney and Peter Aroney               46 c/b
Nearest the Pins;            These were overlooked so double up next event!

The Tony Barr annual point score event:
The result following Long Reef;  
Peter Golding                   8 points         
Craig McHatton                7
Blake Aroney                    6
Geoff Martin                      5
Peter Carson                    5
Rex Langthorne               3
Dean Davies                    3                         
2019 Program
At this stage we can confirm the following for 2019.
Long Reef February 7th
Lynwood March 21st
Mollymook May 4/5th
Camden Lakeside June 25th
Monash July 25th
Twin Creeks September 12th
The Springs (Mangrove Mountain V The World) October 17th
Royal Hobart Nationals November 17th - 22nd
Avondale December
We have the opportunity to submit articles of interest about left handed golf, plus photo’s, in the Inside Golf Magazine. There have already been two recent articles. All articles need to be submitted via the National Secretary Sid Farrell so if you come across a story you feel worthy of publication then please forward to
National Newsletter
You should have recently received the latest newsletter from the national body. This latest edition provides info on forthcoming National and World Championships plus the ability to acquire Golf Gloves from Golf zone at a very reasonable price. If you have not received the newsletter, please let us know so that you can be added to the database.
“Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a cold beer.”
 Look forward to seeing you all at Lynwood on March 21st
Rex Langthorne AM
PS: Charity Golf Day at Long Reef supporting Special Olympics the sports program for people with an intellectual disability. Feb 22nd, 8.00am shot-gun start, $100 incl breakfast, golf & BBQ lunch. Contact Rex Langthorne on below number if interested as there are a few spots still available.