A trip to Japan has paid off for Jack Pountney with victory in the World Left Handed Championship.
A trip to Japan has paid off for Jack Pountney with victory in the World Left Handed Championship. Trevor Veale

Pountney wins left-handed world championship

FAR too often a left-handed golfer will hear out on the course from playing partners the old joke that they're standing on the wrong side of the ball.

Next time a right-hander plays alongside Jack Pountney, the joke might be on them.

The Coffs Harbour golfer has finished an incredible week in Japan by claiming the world championship for left-handed golfers.

Not a bad effort for a 17-year-old.

Then again this title has been on the young man's mind ever since he finished third in Turkey a couple of years ago.

The win in the southern Japanese city of Miyazaki caps off a busy period for the St John Paul College student who also played in the Australian Junior Championship.

The busy schedule meant Pountney was unable to defend the Coffs Harbour Golf Club club championship he won last year, but he now has a world championship on his resume, which has taken the sting out of handing off the title.



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