The eyes of the WA golfing world will turn to Narembeen this weekend as the small Wheatbelt town is set to host the 2019 Aglime Sand Greens Championship of Western Australia.
The ‘Sands’ as it is affectionately known is a highlight on the local golfing calendar and the tournament looks set to be a red-hot contest this year.
Narembeen Golf Club is looking fantastic after some recent rains and the course should provide a great test of sand greens golf for all competitors.
The 1st and 10th tee boxes at Narembeen are a highlight of the course. Perched atop a rock directly outside the clubhouse, the elevated tee boxes offer wonderful views down the 1st and 10th holes and will offer a great vantage point to watch the action over the weekend.
Rodney ‘Rocket’ Shemeld is back to defend the title that he claimed 12-months ago in Jurien Bay. He will face some stiff competition this year with several past champions looking to reclaim the mantle as WA’s best sand green golfer.
Ryan Peake will be one name to keep your eye on as the weekend progresses. The long-hitting left-hander is every chance of getting his hands back on the trophy after first winning the title in 2011 when the tournament was held in Goomaling.
Busselton local, Adam Davey is a perennial contender at the Aglime Sand Greens Championship of Western Australia. Davey has won the Sand Greens on three occasions. Davey’s most recent title came at the 2016 championship in Mount Barker and he was also runner up in 2017.
GolfWA’s own Shaun Malone will be making his sand greens debut in Narembeen. Shaun is a former professional golfer and current Division One Pennant player at Mount Lawley Golf Club but his form on sand greens is anyone’s guess.
This handy Golf Australia article is a good read for any golfers who need to brush up on their sand green skills and etiquette. Keep an eye on GolfWA’s website and social channels for updates and photos throughout the weekend.