Senior Ryder Cup 2022 Championship @ Lookout Point
Lookout Point Country Club wins the 2022
Senior Ryder Cup Championship with a strong second day effort
Lookout Point Country Club earned their fourth SRC Championship title having won the inaugural event in 1999 followed by wins in 2004 and again in 2014. The delighted Lookout Point team, and their long time Captain, Doug Piett, appear below accepting the Art Stead SRC Championship Trophy from Art Stead (SRC founder), and Tom Nederpel (SRC President).
Pictured left to right in back row: SRC President Tom Nederpel, Woody McKaig, Joe Spiler, SRC Founder Art Stead, Doug Piett (Lookout Captain), Stew McEachern, Peter Scott. Front row left to right are Michael Progor and Frank Mortensen. Missing are Dan Millar and Ian Penney.
128 golfers, representing sixteen SRC member clubs, competed for the Art Stead Trophy, emblematic of the Senior Ryder Cup Championship, on September 188h and September 19th at the Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill (www.lookoutpointcc.com). This was the 23rd edition of the Championship and was played with the bent grass greens (with some poa annua) stimping at 11 and receptive fairways in play on the spectacular piece of property surrounded by mature trees at the top of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Lookout Point team emerged victorious in the two-day competition as they took advantage of their automatic entry, as the host club, for the event. Lookout were tied for the lead following play on Day one, with Heron Point. On Day two they almost ran the table by earning 23 of a possible 24 points for a total of 42 points and a comfortable 10-point win over second place Vespra Hills Golf Club who finished with 32 points.
Barrie Country Club and West Haven Golf & CC finish tied for third with 30 points while Pointe West held down fifth spot with 28 points.
The other clubs who qualified for the Championship included: Cardinal Lakes, Glencairn, Hylands, RiverBend, Rolling Meadows, Saugeen #1, Smuggler’s Glen, Thornhill, West Haven, Whitevale # 1 and Whitevale #2.
Complete details of play and various awards at the Championship can be viewed on the SRC website (www.seniorrydercup.com). Proceed to ‘News’ and click on ‘Newsletter #77’.
2022 Regional Playoffs and SRC Championship
Eastern Region – Friday, August 19 @ Brockville Country Club;
Niagara Region – Monday, August 22 @ Bridgewater Country Club;
SRC Championship – Sunday - Monday, September 18-19 @ Lookout Point CC..