London, Ontario (October 30, 2020) – Gene Gordon, President of the Senior Ryder Cup www.seniorrydercup.com Canada’s largest senior men’s team golf competition, announced that the SRC Board have approved the addition of eighteen new member Clubs bringing to 168 the number of Golf Clubs that will compete for the Art Stead SRC championship trophy in 2021. The expansion broadens the SRC footprint in the Eastern Ontario region and opens up Northern Ontario for the first time. There is one new club in Michigan.
New Eastern Ontario Clubs include Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Hylands Golf and Country Club in Ottawa, Oaks of Cobden Golf Club in Cobden and Whitetail Golf Club in Eganville.
New Northern Ontario Clubs include: Cedar Green Golf Club – Sudbury (Garson); Idylwylde Golf and Country Club – Sudbury; North Bay Golf & Country Club – North Bay; Osprey Links Golf Course – Callander; Timberwolf Golf Club – Sudbury (Garson).
The new Michigan club is Lapeer Country Club in Lapeer, Michigan.
New Southern Ontario Clubs include: Baxter Creek Golf Club – Fraserville; Carlisle Golf Club – Carlisle; Eagle Creek Golf Club – Dunrobin; Glendale Golf Club – Hamilton; Innerkip Highlands Golf Club – Innerkip; Links of Kent – Chatham; Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club – Stouffville; Rebel Creek Golf Club – Petersburg.
Gordon added, “this is the next stage of our controlled expansion of the SRC competition which sees the number of participating Clubs capped at 168, within the existing five regions, for the 2021 season. While the 2020 SRC Season was cancelled due to COVID-19, we believe planning for 2021 is prudent and the SRC Board is cautiously optimistic that by June of 2021 member courses will be open for play that will allow SRC matches to be played”. The Board has agreed to allow for expansion to up to 200 Clubs for the 2022 season.
The 2021 season will see play conducted across forty divisions in five regions.
SRC Vice President, and Playoff and Championship Chairman, Tom Nederpel confirmed the 2021 five regional playoff venues of Whitevale Golf Club (August 9), Brockville Country Club (August 12), Barrie Country Club (August 16), Maple City Country Club (August 20) and Brantford Golf and Country Club (August 24). The Championship is scheduled at Whistle Bear Golf Club being conducted on September 14th, 2021 (practice round September 13).
The Senior Ryder Cup was created in 1999, with four Clubs, to provide a forum for senior male golfers (ages 55+) who enjoy competitive team match play golf. The Senior Ryder Cup counts the leading Ontario senior golfers amongst its members. The SRC is a not-for-profit organization, conducted by a dedicated volunteer group of businesspersons for the enjoyment of all member Clubs. It is estimated over 2500 golfers compete in club matches to qualify to represent their golf Clubs in the Senior Ryder Cup.
Names and locations of member Clubs of the Senior Ryder Cup are available at HERE.
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