A STYAL Golf Club duo are set to lead an association dedicated to the left-handed golfer in 2022.

Alan Lines will captain the British Left-handed Golfers Association in its 63rd year, with David Marriot acting as vice-captain.

The BLHGA is a club which helps to promote, encourage and foster the game of golf, especially for left-handed players.

The Styal stalwart, whose position was delayed for two years due to the pandemic, was thrilled with the opportunity which lay ahead of him.

Lines said: “Unusually, the BLHGA Captain for 2022 and then 2023, David Marriott, both come from Styal Golf Club.

“We are close friends and thrilled to be chosen by the membership.

“This will give an extra degree of continuity as it will be easy for us to work together to further the progress made by the BLHGA.”

Alan Lines

Alan Lines

The club, which offers its 152 members the opportunity to play a variety of courses across the breadth of the UK, will travel to The National Championships in June which will be held at The Cotswolds Hotel, Spa and Golf.

It will also provide members the chance to become the UK Champion Left-Handed Golfer of the year and automatic entry to the biennial World Left-Handed Championship.

Lines, in his 12th year as a member, urged anyone to get in contact with the BLHGA which requires a modest £15 annual subscription fee.

He said: “I would like to emphasise what a really eclectic, friendly group the BLHGA are.

“Every event is a mix of male and female left-handed members and even right-handed guests!

“They are usually 27 holes with a nine-hole randomly paired game in the morning, a soup and sandwich lunch, then an 18-hole singles Stableford in the afternoon.

“This is then followed by a two-course meal and prize-giving for each sector to finish the day.

“They are really good, well organised days run by a club elected voluntary committee and are always appreciated by golfers who like competition in good company.

“Finally remember – everyone is born right-handed. Only the most gifted overcome it!”