State selection incentive for young Tasmanian golfers

Sunshine state: Zahara Lemon will represent Tasmania in the Queensland women’s strokeplay tournament.

Sunshine state: Zahara Lemon will represent Tasmania in the Queensland women’s strokeplay tournament.

Golfers aged 15 years and under will have two opportunities to gain selection to represent Tasmania at the Jack Newton Junior Golf National School Championship in Sydney at the end of November.

They will be in the Southern country boys and girls championship to be played at Colebrook on October 3 and at the Northern student championship at Launceston Golf Club on October 6.

At each event the best gross and nett for boys and girls will earn selection forming the team of eight for Sydney.

State selections

Golf Tasmania has announced that Zahara Lemon, of Tasmania Golf Club, will represent the state in the Queensland women’s strokeplay at Bribie Island in late August.

Also Mark Schulze and junior Tim Smith, both of Tasmania, will play in the Mandurah amateur open in early September.

Next year the boys interstate series will be played in Western Australia and this will be a great opportunity for Smith in his preparation.

Dixon tribute

The Northern golfing community was saddened to hear of the death last week of Bob Dixon.

A member of the Launceston Golf Club for more than 50 years, Dixon had served as a director, captain and president and had been awarded life membership of the club for his outstanding contribution.

His passion for the game was well known and extended to Northern golf administration where he was a committee member of the Northern Tasmanian Golf Association through the 1980s.

Dixon was a well-respected manager for the Northern team that contested the Thyne Trophy and a great ambassador for both his club and Northern golf.

He would never shirk an issue and was always forthright in his conviction. He will be sadly missed.

Upcoming events

This year’s area final of the silver spoon event for women will be conducted at Mowbray on Thursday, September 14.

The Australian Masters Games are being held in the North-West this year with golf events at Devonport, Ulverstone, Port Sorell, Thirlstane, Wynyard, Penguin and Sheffield from October 21 to 25.

Details available at all clubs and the website.

Longford Farmers Day is on August 17 and you will need to be quick to enter. This event often attracts a capacity field and those players interested should contact Lindsay Rhodes on 0477932275 for details.

Devonport is conducting its ladies’ September tournament over two days on Wednesday, August 30, and Friday, September 1.

Wednesday sees a team stableford event for the Woodrising Perpetual Trophy and on Friday the North-West foursome champion of champions tournament offers an open invitation to all club foursome champions.