Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Game Formats: All games are a doubles match play format (Betterball, Scramble, Chapman, Shamble)

Matches: Each match consists of a two-man pairing from one club against an opposing club's two-man pairing.

Event: Each club in a Division hosts one event consisting of 8 matches played between the 4 clubs within the division.

Division: A grouping of 4 or 5 clubs with only 4 clubs participating in any one particular event.

Region: A geographic area consisting of a grouping of 8 Divisions. Each region hosts one playoff.

Men who have been added to their club's membership roster and who are 55+ years as of the date of the match. Teams consist of 4 pairings. 3 pairings are Senior (55+) and one pairing is Super Senior (65+ as of the date of the match)
This is dependent on the individual club, $60 to $80 per player per event is what is recommended, after SRC receives $15 per participant, to cover admin and Championship costs, the host club gets the remainder to cover Carts and Food Arrangements.
If the 4 Teams in a Division wish to include a Skins Game, the cost per player would increase by $5.
Four teams of two players will play a doubles match play format against an opposing team. A team consists of eight (8) players. Game Formats: two man Better Ball, two man Scramble, two man Chapman, two man Shamble.
Captains decide how to pair their players against the opposing teams. Captains, prior to manning their rosters do not have visibility to the opposing clubs pairings .
No. The SRC will create the Divisions (groups of 4 or 5 clubs) each year. When creating divisions we strive to provide variety (different clubs each year), minimize travel (under 2 hours) and competition (similarly ranked clubs).
If your club is interested in participating in the Senior Ryder Cup contact one of the board of directors. We will send out a enrollment package which outlines what is required.
Your team for a particular event is 8 players (6 seniors who are age 55+ and two Super Seniors who are 65+). There is no limit on the number of members from your club as alternates.
Players can be used at any time during the season. Players who played during the regular season should be given first opportunity to play in the playoffs and Championship. Only when you can't field a team from players who played in the regular season should you include other club members as alternates.
Events may start late May and continue through to July 31st (playoffs and Championship are in August-September)
Normally matches are played on Monday or Tuesday afternoons but any day of the clubs choosing is acceptable.
Teams will play 4 events during the regular season, one home and three away matches.
All regular season events must be completed the end of July.
Depending on the game format. In alternate ball format, the match is forfeited. In other formats, the match with the single player can choose to play against the opposing team pairing.
The yardage range is 6100-6300 yards for Seniors matches, and 5800-6000 yards for Super Senior matches.
No. Events are played without handicaps.
The two clubs with the highest points total after 4 Divisional Events have been played, advance to the Regional Playoffs.
Yes, your team can play a practice round as long as it is agreeable by the host club. Clubs will charge for practice rounds.
Arrangements for practice rounds should be scheduled by the Team Captain and made in advance with the host club and scheduled at a date, time, and price agreeable to the host club.
Host team Captains arrange for the event to be played on their scheduled date (also have a rainout date available and entered on the website in the event listing), arrange for tee times, carts and lunch. The SRC Match Admin Fee of $480 (32 players @ $15) is to be forwarded to the SRC Treasurer prior to June 1 of each SRC season. SRC member clubs will make this payment in advance to the SRC. All Player Match Fees collected at the time of matches at the Host Club, will be used to reimburse the Host Club for this SRC Match Admin Fee payment in addition to the charges for food and cart rentals. Payment options for the SRC Match Admin Fee are:
The preferred payment option is for each SRC member club to e-transfer the $480 using INTERAC to the SRC Treasurer - Wayne Bishop to ''. No security question is required as direct deposit into the SRC bank account has been set up. In the optional comments section of your transfer please add the name of your club;
If Interac e-transfer is not possible, please mail your cheque for $480, payable to the “Senior Ryder Cup Group”, to the SRC’s Treasurer - Wayne Bishop, 1096 Westhaven Drive Burlington, Ontario L7P 5B5.
Notify the SRC. On the website we will reset the event and delete the rosters. The Host club can then resubmit the event date and the participating teams can resubmit the rosters.
The Event date should be posted by January 31st, based on coordination with the 4 Captains within the Division. Event details (start time, lunch time if provided, additional notes) need to be posted on the SRC website one week before the event takes place.
Match results MUST be posted on the SRC website within 24 hours.
The Host team Captain should post all match results for their event.
Contact the SRC with the correct results. We will make the corrections.
Any person who is a member of a participating club can become a member of the board. Contact the President to express your interest.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor contact one of the members of the executive.

Updated 2022/03/28