The 2013 Left Handers Open Golf Tournament will be held at North Hants Golf Club, Fleet, Hampshire on Monday 15th July 2013 starting at 9.00 am. For entry forms and further details please contact Katie Fewster, o1252 616443, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of any other “Left Handers Only” sports events of any type please let us now and send details and we will feature them on our website and newsletter.
We were advised last year of an unusual golf tournament where you had to be lefthanded to play. This is what founder John Lidstone had to say about it:
“Yesterday, Monday 23rd July 2012, we held a postponed inaugural Left-handers Open at the North hants Golf Club. This was originally instigated by me 20 years ago when I was the Club's first and in 107 years, only left-handed captain. It has taken all this time to get the open off the ground. Now North hants Golf Club has, reputedly, at 4 perdcent of the playing membership the largest number of left-handed golfers of any club within the EGU 25. I presented the firrst winner of the Salver to Julia Taylor, a past lady captain of St George's Hill GC.”
Here is the Press Release from the club and their picture of winner Julia:
North Hants host inaugural Left Handers Championship
What a unique occasion! North Hants Golf Club in Fleet hosted their first Open event for Left Handed Golfers on 23rd July, the day after Ernie Els triumphed at Royal Lytham & St Annes. It is believed to be the only event of its kind in England and entrants from over 30 clubs participated – there were individual prizes and team prizes with each club being able to enter up to 3 players. North Hants, currently home of the Hampshire Hog and a past Open qualifying course, was in excellent condition and the event was won by Julia Smith, a 14-handicap member of St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey. Players came from all over the country and, given the success of this first playing, the Left handers Championship is sure to become even more popular in the future. The team event was won by Maidenhead Golf Club with Royal Wimbledon second. North Hants has over 20 left-handers in its own ranks and a Trophy was presented to Julia by John Lidstone, the Club’s only left-handed Captain in its 108 year history. For information on next years event please contact General Manager Chris Gotla on email@example.com