Griffith’s Golfing Diamond Graham celebrates 60 years

Griffith’s Golfing diamond Liz Graham has pulled off the unbelievable, winning the Ladies Championship at Griffith Golf Club for a record 47th time.

They say anniversaries have significant meaning, and for Liz, the Club Championship also marked her 60th year in the sport.

” It’s a record unlikely to be broken, except by Liz,” Club Vice Captain Liz Humphries said.

Arguably the Riverina’s greatest female golfer ever, Graham has won the District Championships a record ten times (both open and closed divisions), and the District Champion of Champions 15 times.

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Liz Graham – Celebrating 60 years in the sport

Liz has also won well over 150 other tournaments across the State and has also won countless Griffith board events in her six decades of involvement in the sport.

Introduced to the game by her mum, Anne, when she was just 13, it took one booming tee shot for a young Liz to become hooked on the sport for life.

Coached by Ray Thomas from Wagga in her youth, young Liz soon carved her handicap of 36 down to three, and it wasn’t long before she came to the notice of State Officials who added her to the NSW Junior Squad.

The long days of travel to the city and back for squad sessions took their toll on the ‘country girl at heart’, and despite a job offer in Sydney, she returned to her country base.

Liz holds the women’s course record at Griffith, a 69 off-the-stick, recorded back in 2003 and has made a remarkable six holes in one.

Her most recent achievement was winning a place in the 3 Links Golf 2019 Order of Merit Final. Based on the best ten competition rounds in 2019, Liz flew to Las Vegas in February 2020 for the world final.

Liz remains a very active golfer, and currently plays off a handicap of 11. She also recently took on the role of Griffith women’s captain.

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