Attention: Lefties from Associations outside of California are always welcome to participate in Norcal Tournaments.

Contact: Jim Dalton (510) 378 - 2126 or EMAIL

2020 ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

April 8th (Wednesday)
Lefty / Guests
Silverado Country Club - North Course
Napa, CA

Silverado Golf Resort is located in the heart of California wine country in the Napa Valley. The North Course has undergone recent facelifts by former PGA Tour player Johnny Miller. Love him or hate him, he did a fantastic job of shaping their flagship course, the North course. The course features a classic-style layout that winds through mature oak trees and features undulating fairways, challenging raised greens, and deep carefully placed bunkers. The front nine plays slightly tighter off of the tee, with more trees in play and a premium on placement and angles. The transition to the back nine is as smooth as a good Pinot Noir, which appears more approachable off of the tee but requires careful consideration to avoid the deep strategically placed fairway bunkers that have a knack of drawing your attention.

May 13th (Wednesday)
Lefty / Guest
Timer Creek Golf Course
Roseville, CA

When Billy Casper and Greg Nash teamed up to design Timber Creek and Sierra Pines, they sought to gracefully incorporate the courses through the community and also to carefully preserve sensitive environmental areas, including our designated bird sanctuary. Sierra Pines, and the front 9 of Timber Creek - The Lakes - are noted for their lovely ponds and waterfalls. The back 9 of Timber Creek - The Oaks - is noted for being almost secluded within the groves lining its fairways.

 

June 9th (Tuesday)
Lefty / Guest
Corica Park South Course
Alameda, CA

Located in the beautiful island City of Alameda, California, less than five minutes from the Oakland Airport. It’s time to discover one of America's new best public access courses, the all new South Course (opened June 22, 2018), unlike any in the Bay Area. Renowned Architect Rees Jones describes the new course as a minimalist design more like you would find in Australia, where you can play the ball to the hole by air or ground. There’s a nice mix of holes — some long and some short, some wide and some narrow, some daunting and some vulnerable. The South Course includes far fewer trees than the North Course, which means wind off the bay is a significant factor. Jones insisted Corica Park will be playable even during rainy winters, given elevated fairways and improved drainage.

 

September 8th - 10th
(Tuesday - Thursday)

63rd Annual Lefty / Righty Team Championship

Toiyabe Golf Club
Washoe Valley, CA

Gray's Crossing Golf Club
Truckee, CA

Somersett Golf and Country Club
Reno, NV

Toiyabe Golf Club: Tucked away at the base of the majestic, Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will discover Toiyabe Golf Club, a semi-private golf club, for Members and Public Guests. While maintaining the tranquility and beauty of nature’s landscape, Robert Muir Graves-designed course is a natural blend of links-style and Alpine golf that will challenge low handicap players, as well as golfers of all abilities. The course that he states, “Offers an extraordinary golfing opportunity rarely available today.” At Toiyabe Golf Club we pride ourselves in our commitment to provide not only an outstanding golf experience, but also a warm, serene atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy. Our facilities are all framed by the most stunning views in Northern Nevada. Though our amenities and landscape are top notch, what really sets us apart is our friendly staff, fully committed to providing legendary customer service to our family of members and guests. Toiyabe Golf Club not only offers beauty and relaxation but will challenge the most seasoned golfer. Come and see what members have only known about Toiyabe Golf Club, now open to the public.

Gray's Crossing: Gray's Crossing is a Peter Jacobsen designed championship golf course tucked away on a beautiful mountain meadow in the shadow of Mt. Rose. This spectacular course has been one of our players favorite courses for several years and we are glad to bring it back in the mix of our championship.

Somersett Golf and Country Club: At 7,252 yards from the Sierra tees, the par 72 Championship course is naturally blended into the high desert landscape offering panoramic views of the surrounding alpine vistas. With five sets of tee markers, seven lakes, 62 white sand bunkers and 400 foot wide landing areas off the tee, the course offers players of varying ability levels the opportunity to challenge or be challenged.

October 21st (Wednesday)
Lefty Club Championship
The Olympic Club - Ocean Course
San Francisco, CA

The Pacific Links, as the Ocean Course was originally known, also opened in May 1924. The 18-hole course featured eight holes west of Skyline Blvd. However, winter storms caused mudslides which led to necessary redesigns of both courses and some of the original Lake Course holes became part of the Ocean Course. Only two holes (the 3rd and 4th) remained west of Skyline. The course reopened in 1927 with a length of 6,053 yards, or about 400 yards shorter than the Lake Course at the time.

The Ocean Course has been redesigned and rerouted several times since 1927, including a total reconstruction under Tom Weiskopf in 2000. A further renovation took place in 2012, after the U.S. Open, under the guidance of Bill Love and the Green Committee.

The Ocean Course is now a customizable experience that balances the needs of players at all skill levels with providing a challenging and rewarding round of golf. The Ocean Course has hosted several local, state, regional, and national championships, including the 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 2007 U.S. Amateur, and the 2015 inaugural U.S. Four-Ball Championships.

November 19th (Thursday)
Lefty Points Race Championship
Richmond Country Club
Richmond, CA

Richmond's lush 188-acre golf course is a championship layout of beautifully maintained fairways, short rough, subtle greens, and bunkers that challenge the finest of players. Considered a Bay Area treasure, RCC is known for its open space and scenic views of the Marin shoreline and San Pablo Bay. Coastal topography and gently rolling hills make Richmond Country Club a wonderfully satisfying golfing experience.

Our facilities also feature a full-size grass driving range that has target greens for short or long shots. The renovated short game practice area has pitching for 40 yards and in. We also have a bunker practice green with three greenside bunkers of varying depth and slope to sharpen your game. The spacious putting green adjacent to the clubhouse is the perfect spot to practice your putting expertise. You’ll need the practice as our greens are challenging!

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OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS 2020 AND BEYOND

THESE EVENTS WILL BE UPDATED AS INFORMATION IS RECEIVED FROM EVENT DIRECTOR OR ORGANIZATION

May 6-8, 2020 Lefty / Righty Dave McCall Southwest Shoot-Out
UNM Championship Golf Course, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Donald Lightburn (505) 286-8667 or EMAIL

June 15-18, 2020 National Lefty Championship Tournament

Indianapolis, Indiana
Contact Sid Miner EMAIL or phone 406-580-8711 OR

Contact Jim Still EMAIL or phone 317-769-5926

September 8-10, 2020 63rd Annual Western States Lefty / Righty Tournament
Toiyabe Golf Club, Gray's Crossing Golf Club, Somersett Country Club,
Washoe City, NV, Truckee, CA and Reno, NV

Contact: Jim Dalton (510) 378-2126 or EMAIL

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SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 2020 - 2022

 

August 2020 27th World Left-Handed Golf Championship
Paris, France

2022 28th World Left-Handed Golf Championship
China

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