April 24, 2024

NSW Deaf Golfers to Take World Stage

Six NSW-based golfers have been selected to compete in next year’s World Deaf Golf Championship.

Dunedoo golfer Chantell Greaves fresh from winning the Australian Deaf Golf Championships just last week has been named in the Women’s team alongside Debbie Byrnes of Port Kembla.  

Andrew Honeysett of Kogarah Golf Club and Luke Ellis of Pymble will be a vital part of the Men’s Team, while Wallacia’s Craig Douglas and Belmont’s Paul Hammond will compete as part of the Senior Men’s squad.

The experience won’t be anything new for Honeysett, Ellis, and Douglas, all having been part of Team Australia at previous World Deaf Championships.

Next year’s tournament will be a special milestone for Ellis, as he racks up his 10th cap for Team Australia.

One spot is still to be filled in the Senior Women’s Team, with wildcard places still open in all four teams.

The last time a NSW player won the World Deaf Golf Championships was in 2012, when Bonnie Doon’s Jack McLeod took the title. He was only 16 years old at the time, and won by an impressive 16 shots.

The Australian Deaf Sports Federation, trading as Deaf Sports Australia, through its committee responsible for deaf golf, Deaf Golf Australia (DGA), was awarded the winning bid for the 14th edition of the World Deaf Golf Championships in 2024.

The event is scheduled to be played from the 26th to 29th of August next year at the RACV Royal Pines Resort Golf Course.

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