ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 2017 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 and SCGA

2017 NCGA ASSOCIATE CLUB TOURNAMENTS

Qualifying for the 2017 NCGA Associate Club Tournaments took place at the Club Championship October 8 and 9, 2016 at Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano Golf Courses in Fairfield CA.

TOURNAMENT

QUALIFYING TYPE

LOCATION

DATE

QUALIFIERS/INDEX

26th Annual Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship
(Two-Person Better Ball)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday April 23, 2017 Pat Brown - 12.6
Mike O'Brien - 9.6
Sectional To Be Determined Thursday May 18, 2017
Championship Poppy Hills / Quail Lodge Monday June 19, 2017 &
Tuesday June 20, 2017
35th Annual Associate Club Championship
(Best Two Balls of Four)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday July 2, 2017 Taaque Tesfayohannes - 12.0
Vic Frediani - 12.3
Anthony Rush - 17.0
Jim Dalton - 7.6
Sectional TBD

Thursday July 27, 2017

Championship Poppy Hills / Spyglass Hill Monday August 28, 2017 &
Tuesday August 29, 2017
24th Annual Associate Club Net Amateur Championship
(Up to 2 Players)
Team Entry Deadline   Sunday August 6, 2017 Edward Welch - 19.9
Sectional To Be Determined Thursday August 31, 2017
Championship Poppy Ridge Monday October 9, 2017 &
Tuesday October 10, 2017
ALTERNATES / INDEX

Ron Griffin - 19.4 / Rob Campos - 22.0 / Larry Raffo - 17.4

 

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