Pictured above: Whitevale Golf Club wins 2019 Senior Ryder Cup
London, ON – Gene Gordon, President of the Senior Ryder Cup Canada’s largest senior men’s team golf competition, announced that following an analysis of the current emergency measures in place in Ontario, consultation with Captains of the SRC’s 152 member clubs, and extensive discussion by the SRC Board of Directors, it was decided to cancel the 2020 season and Championship.
2020 would have seen expansion of 24 new clubs bringing participation to a record 152 member clubs.
The Senior Ryder Cup, over the past twenty years, has proven to be a first rate organization with a focus on competitive match play as well as promotion of camaraderie and professionalism in golf activities. Similar to other golf and sporting organizations, which have cancelled their 2020 seasons, the Board felt if the competition could not achieve the goals of the SRC, as had been committed to all participants, it would not be conducted. The culture of the Senior Ryder Cup is one of a professional and exemplary organization and the Board is committed to maintaining that culture.
Plans are already underway for the 2021 season with five playoff venues and the 2021 Championship venue already in place. There are a number of clubs seeking to participate in 2021 which will see further growth in Canada’s largest Senior Men’s golf competition.