It’s another packed field for the always popular Aglime of Australia Sand Greens Championship of WA. We return to where it all started this year, venturing to the state’s Wheatbelt through to Narrogin, the site of the first-ever Sand Green Championship in 1981. The Narrogin course is a 6,098-metre par 72 challenge with a current slope rating of 111. Like most country courses, it is a 100% volunteer-run club doing all they can to ensure the high standard of the course regardless of the seasonal conditions. The club has a full complement of facilities, including a practice range and green.
Aglime of Australia’s long-standing support of this event, and regional golf, continues again in 2020. Dave Gartner and the whole Aglime team have been wonderful supporters of this tournament for many years and we are excited to have them on board again this year.
Lakelands Country Club’s Ryan Peake will be looking to three-peat this year, whilst coming off a strong performance at his home club where he won the Foursomes Amateur Championship with playing partner Jose De Sousa. However, Peake will have to navigate seven past champions if he wants to win his fourth Sand Green title this year. Hot on the tail of the Lakelands man will be multiple time winners Adam Davey and Peter Gaby along with Ryan Sheridan, Daniel Negus, Michael Hilder and Rod Shemeld who have all won the Championship once.
The Narrogin Golf Club course has been known to test even the most confident Sand Green player. Kicking off with a tough Par 5 dogleg, hole 1 features a tough left to right roll on the fairway. Players that find themselves over the back of this green, as is the case of several holes and they could have trouble avoiding a bogey. The challenges will come thick and fast across the course with tough left and right doglegs aplenty. You may never want to play a hole with a dogleg again once the weekend is over!
As is the case every year, the State Sand Greens Championship presents an opportunity to get to know plenty within the WA golfing community. The packed field of over 220 players will enjoy some fantastic meals and hospitality across the event. Be sure to spend your time in Narrogin wisely and don’t miss out on some of the great sights attractions on offer.
Be sure to ask the Narrogin team about the course’s holes which are all named after prominent club people. There’s stories and history at every turn in Narrogin, both at the golf course and in town.