ASSOCIATION NEWS

11/8 Yep... another lapse in updating the website... busy year. Sorry all. We have had 2 events which now have results posted on the website. Congrats to Taaque and Emmett for being 2018 Lefty Gross and Net Champions. The Club Championship was pretty much survival of the fittest with the wind we had both days this year. It was great hanging out with everyone though. This week we played out in Stockton at The Reserve at Spanos Park and had spectacular weather and the course was quite the treat. Results have all been posted along with the points race page being updated too. Next up is the Lefty Points Race Championship which is going to be played at El Macero Country Club in Davis. We have never played the course before so first time for the Norcal Lefties. The tournament committee is working hard to put together a fantastic schedule for the 2019 golf season so hope you renew or if you are a lefty that stumbles across our page, sign up and join us for an event and come find out how much fun we have at our outings. Happy Holidays to all !!

9/16 The 61st Annual Western States is all but closed out. Thanks to everyone that participated. It was good seeing everyone again. Congrats to R. Berumen / G. Marrs for Open Low Gross, J. Dalton / S. Mraule for Open Low Net, B. Hagins / J. Jordan for Senior Low Gross and last but not least C. Pearson / E. Froese for Senior Low Net. Coming up in a couple of weeks is the Club Championship that will be played at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning, CA. Hope you are able to join us for another great outing. Starting with the Western States this year the TOURNEY RESULTS page from now on will just have a link to the results from golf genius along with the password to access that tournaments results. The POINTS RACE page will still be updated after each event but hopefully by next year we will be able to use the golf genius application to take care of the POINTS RACE as well.

7/26 Couple of tourneys behind, sorry all. Just updated results from Eagle Vines as well as Franklin Canyon to get back on track. Western States deadline is just around the corner so get that entry in asap.

6/3 The website has been updated with the results from Catta Verdera. We had spectacular weather and the course was a great challenge for everyone. Next up is Eagle Vines in Napa which is another lefty favorite so hope you can join us.

5/13 The Western States entry has been posted on the website. We hope you can join in the fun once again. If you have any questions please contact Mike O'Brien.

4/6 Updated the results for the Callippe Preserve tourney. We had great weather and the course was in good shape. Up in a few weeks is Catta Verdera up in Lincoln. The Western States entry will be out over the next couple weeks. Hope you all can join us.

3/23 We have the first tourney of 2018 under our belt. The weather could have been much worse than we had on Wednesday. Heavy drizzle was about the most that was seen during our round at Silverado. Wanted to welcome the new members that joined us at Silverado and hope to see them out with us at upcoming events. Next up is Callippe Preserve. The results from Wednesday have been updated on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages and the entry for Callippe has also been put up.

2/28 Unfortunately bad news was sent to me this morning. Our dear lefty friend, Rich Shuteroff, AKA MUSTACHE MAN, has passed on. Rich was 79 years old to turn 80 in May. He will be greatly missed. Everyone always enjoyed his company on the course and looked forward to seeing his mustache each month at our events. RIP Rich. Someone above must have needed a 4th for his group.

12/11 Well the final tournament of 2017 was played last week at Yocha Dehe Golf Club. We had low to mid 60's for weather and it was absolutley perfect considering it was December. Our Lefty Points Race Championship low round of the day went to Emmett Berg with a net 66. Next was Taaque T. who shot a net 68. Congrats to you both. The leader going into the Championship was Jim Dalton and he barely held onto that spot by the end of the day. Results have been updated and the 2018 schedule has been finalized and updated on the website as well. Here is wishing each of you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season. May you have safe travels where ever you may be heading. Most importantly... KEEP IT ON THE SHORT GRASS!!

11/7 Who could ask for better weather than we had in Monterey today to play Black Horse Golf Course?? It was breath taking views of Monterey Bay and other than the greens which seemed to have collected everyone's golf balls on each green it was a perfect day!! The results are up on the website and our final Points Race Championship at Yocha Dehe is on the horizon in a few weeks. Should be another great event to end another year of golf for Nocal Lefties. Hope you can join us for Yocha Dehe, it is a spectacular track.

11/5 Well after a trip down under for the Lefty World tournament I got reminded that I did not put up the results from our Club Championship here at home before I left. It was a battle on Sunday with 30 mph winds and slick greens. Congrats to Mike O'Brien and Jack Delore for sticking it out and taking home the Gross and Net Club Championship honors. The pages have been updated. We have the Turkey Shoot this week at Black Horse in Monterey which should be another good time.

10/5 Another oops... thought I had posted the Western States results but had not. They are up on the website now along with the POINTS RACE page going into the Lefty Club Championship.

8/20 Wow.... was I behind or what? I have finally got the Boundary Oak and Monarch Bay results up on the website. Sorry about the delay! Anyway, it has all been updated. We actually had good weather and nice courses in each of the events. The TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages are updated with these results. The 60th Western States is almost upon us. Only about 2 weeks until we tee it up in Reno!

5/28 Well another event for 2017 under out belts. What a great track we played this week in Foxtail. The course was in good shape and a fun layout. The weather was perfect so not much to complain about other than wishing we had a few more players able to join us. The TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages are updated with the results from Foxtail tourney. Next up is the Boundary Oak tourney in Concord so hope to can join us!

4/30 We had a spectacular day at San Juan Oaks this week. The weather was awesome and the course was in good shape. The TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages are updated with the results from San Juan Oaks tourney. Also the Foxtail entry has been sent out and updated on the website. Hope to see you at Foxtail!

3/23 Welcome to 2017. Did not realize I have not updated this news page yet this year, sorry. We played the opening event of 2017 this week at Poppy Ridge and all went well. We had some good rain for a few holes but kind of have to expect that in March. Who knows, with the weather we have had this winter it might have snowed!! Anyway, the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages are updated with the results from Poppy Ridge. Thanks to everyone who came out. Up next is San Juan Oaks in the south bay. The entry has been updated on the home page.

12/10 The results from the 2016 Points Race Championship have now been posted on the website. In addition the 2017 schedule has now been updated and finalized on the website. Make sure to get your 2017 renewal in so you can join us for all of the great events we have on tap. Congrats to Ed Welch for winning this years Points Race Championship at Yocha DeHe Golf Course at Cache Creek Casino and Resort. The Norcal Lefties would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all the best to you and your families.

11/17 The Cinnabar Hills turkey shoot results are now been posted on the website. You can check them out on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages. This was the final event to earn a top 20 spot for the Points Championship at Yocha DeHe in December.

10/23 The results from this years Club Championship have finally been posted on the website. You can check them out on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages. Congrats to Jim Dalton and Edward Welch for winning Low Gross and Low Net respectively. Also posted is the November event at Cinnabar Hills. Please join us for the Turkey Shoot at this great golf course in the south bay.

9/13 The results from the 59th annual Western States Championship has now been posted on its own page, just click on the "Western States Results" button. The POINTS RACE page has also been updated with the results. We hope to see you all out at the Club Championship next month at Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano.

8/27 The Norcal Lefty Club Championship is once again upon us shortly after the Western States. I have posted the entry on the website so hope you can join us. Drop the entry in the mail to Mike O'Brien so you can get in a couple of great rounds of golf and some fun times hanging out with the lefties.

8/15 The website is in long need of an update. Sorry everyone, its been a really busy summer and life got in the way. The Oehler Cup at Eagle Vines as well as DeLaveaga events have both been updated on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages. Both events had reports of a good time and the Celebration of Life for Jim Chisum was a very nice ceremony. If you have winnings due from DeLaveaga they will be on the way shortly. Thanks for your patience.

5/29 Well we tackled the mighty Whitney Oaks Golf Club this week and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the course gave everyone some challenges that is for sure. For those of us who had never played it, it was definitely a course management type golf course. The results have been posted on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages. In addition to the results, the next event has been posted which will be the Oehler Cup event on June 25 & 26 @ Eagle Vines. Following play on Sunday will be the Celebration of Life for Jim Chisum so hope you can join us even if you are unable to play in the tournament. Also updated and finally published is this years Western States in September. Make sure to get your partner lined up and join us for the 3 great venues we have lined up.

5/4 Our second event of 2016 is in the books. Another great outing at Wente and we had perfect weather. The course was in good shape as well. The results have been posted on the TOURNEY RESULTS and POINTS RACE pages. Along with that is the next event which is on May 25 at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin. The entry has been posted so hope you are able to make it out. I don't believe the lefties have played there before so come join us for some fun!

4/17/2016 On behalf of lefties everywhere it is sad to have to pass the message along that our longtime friend and Norcal Lefty Treasurer Jim Chisum has passed away. Jim has been a valued member of the Norcal Lefties since 2001 and Treasurer since 2007. Jim's jovial chuckle and smile will be greatly missed at our outings. He was a dear friend to everyone he met. If you knew Jim, take a minute, close your eyes and make sure to remember a good time you shared with him over the years and I am sure you will be smiling when you open your eyes. Please keep Cynthia and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Celebration of Jim's Life will be on June 26, 2016 at 1:30pm at Eagle Vines Golf Course in American Canyon, CA. We hope you can join us in remembering this great friend!

 

10/8/2012 On behalf of Lefties worldwide I am sad to announce that Doug Butt has passed away. Doug was diagnosed with stage 3 myeloma on August 22 which included several tumors in his body. He fought a valiant battle but lost 7 short weeks later. Doug will be greatly missed by everyone he ever came in contact with. He was a great embassador for lefty golf and kept in contact with fellow lefties and friends he had met throughout the world. He will be hitting the links, calling balls and strikes, and running marathons in a better place.

There will be a memorial service held for Doug at the Fairfield High School gym, 205 E. Atlantic Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533 on Saturday October 27, 2012 starting at 11 a.m. Aileen, Lisa, Kevin and the rest of their family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please come out and show your support for his family the way he always supported lefty golf.

Here is a link about Doug and his passion for life:

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/local-fitness-guru-doug-butt-dies-at-67/

 

12/3/2010 On behalf of Lefties everywhere I am sad to announce that Dave McCall has passed away. Dave was the host of the Southwest Shootout in NM for the last 17 years and always supported the Norcal Lefties with his participation in the Western States Tournament. He was the kind of person that left an impression on everyone that he met. This is the obituary that we received from Dino McCall his son.

Dave McCall, 76, a resident of Espanola, NM since 1969, passed away on November 26, 2010 after a short illness. He was bron on March 17, 1934 in Cynthiana, KY. He moved to Ruidoso, NM in 1959 where he met his wife Virginia Sanchez. He worked for the telephone company transferrring to Espanola in 1969 and later became a general/electrical contractor where he remained until his passing. Dave was an avid fisherman and also a very passionate left-handed golfer. Dave was preceded in death by his wife Virginia on June 26, 2008. He is survived by his sisters Gwen Rainey and Anna Frances Williams of Kentucky. Five children Jackie Thomas and Cindy Vice of Kentucky, Dino McCall of Espanola, Gina Contreras of California, and Ronnie McCall of Alburquerque, He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service celebrating his life will be Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10am at the El Buen Pastor 609 Calle Rivera in Espanola, NM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Northern California Left Handed Golfers Association(www.leftygolf.org - jim_dalton@sbcglobal.net). He will be greatly missed by many.

 

6/14/2010 On behalf of the Norcal Lefties I am sad to announce that Fred Oehler has passed away. Fred has been with the Norcal Lefties for the last 35+ years and will be deeply missed. Hopefully you had a chance to play a round or two with him during his time with the organization as it was always a treat. There will be a memorial service held for Fred at Boundary Oaks Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 on Wednesday June 23, 2010 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Maivis and the rest of their family is in our thoughts and prayers. In honor of Fred playing his last event with the Lefties at the Match Play event in May, we would like to name the tournament going forward as the Oehler Cup.

We have received a number of inquires regarding the confirmation of tournament entries. The policy is all entries are accepted unless a member is notified by the Tournament Chairman that their entry has not been accepted or they have been put on the standby list. For tournaments having sequential tee times, the member will receive an e-mail message or phone call with their starting time a week or so before the tournament. It is the memberís responsibility to notify their playing partner(s). The starting time for shotgun starts will be included with the entry and no further notification will be given.

LEFTY CLUB NEWS

Once the schedule is available from the NCGA they will be listed below. Those listed will be the Club Players who qualified for the 2018 NCGA Associate Club Tournaments.

By registering your email address with the NCGA you can now receive your monthly Handicap Index Report by email. The report along with current NCGA News will arrive near the end of each month announcing your upcoming Handicap Index. Please take advantage of this service by going to the NCGA and sign up. For questions contact John McLoughlin, Club President at (408) 996-7318 or EMAIL

Internet Score Posting is available through the NCGA

2018 NCGA ASSOCIATE CLUB TOURNAMENTS

Qualifying for the 2018 NCGA Associate Club Tournaments took place at the Club Championship October 7 and 8, 2017 at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning CA.

TOURNAMENT

QUALIFYING TYPE

LOCATION

DATE

QUALIFIERS/INDEX

27th Annual Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship
(Two-Person Better Ball)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday April 15

Taaque Tesfayohannes / 10.4

Anthony Rush / 18.1

Sectional To Be Determined Thursday May 10
Championship Poppy Hills Monday June 11 & Tuesday June 12
36th Annual Associate Club Championship
(Best Two Balls of Four)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday July 8

Pat Brown / 13.9
Larry Raffo / 17.8
Mike O'Brien / 8.6
Jim Dalton / 8.7

Sectional TBD Thursday August 2
Championship Poppy Hills / Spyglass Hill Monday August 27 & Tuesday August 28
25th Annual Associate Club Net Amateur Championship
(Up to 2 Players)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday August 12 Rob Campos / 23.4
Sectional To Be Determined September 6
Championship Poppy Ridge Monday October 8 & Tuesday October 9
ALTERNATES / INDEX

Ron Griffin / 18.8
Joe Avellar / 19.8

 

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