Newsletter # 19 - Senior Ryder Cup - South-West Region Playoff

   Senior Ryder Cup Playoff Update - August 16, 2019   

The fourth, and final, event of the 2019 Senior Ryder playoffs was played on Friday, August 16th at the well conditioned Maple City Golf Club in Chatham. The parkland style course had greens running at 11 on the stimp meter making for challenging course conditions for 128 of the best SRC golfers from the South-West region. Sunny skies with little wind made for ideal scoring conditions.

The 16 clubs were competing to join the twelve clubs already qualified for the Senior Ryder Cup Championship being contested at Devil’s Pulpit on September 5th.

West Haven Golf and Country Club finished in first place earning 20 of a possible 24 points. In a tightly contested battle, there was a three-way tie for second place with each team earning 16 of a possible 24 points. The Oaks Golf Club, Sunningdale Golf & Country Club and Listowel Golf Club have qualified for the 2019 SRC Championship.

The winning team Captains are seen below with SRC President Gene Gordon and SRC Vice – President and Chair of SRC Playoffs and Championships, Tom Nederpel.

For the fourth consecutive playoff event, Jackson Triggs Wines awarded a case of their premium wines to the winners of two closest to the pin holes. Ken Faubert, of the Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club, cut a 7- iron to get to within 2 ft. 9 in. from the pin on the 149-yard third hole.  Jay Cressman, of the Elmira Golf Club, lasered a 5 wood to within 3 ft. 1 in. on the 191-yard 16th hole. Jackson Triggs also donated complimentary wine tasting vouchers for each of the winner’s teammates. Pictures of the lucky winners, and their happy teammates, are shown below.

A special bonus was offered to players at Maple City. Lexus of London provided a brand-new Lexus RX 350 for a ‘hole in one’. Two of Lexus of London’s management team, Stephanie Shearsby and Charisse Marson, were in attendance and are pictured below along with Lexus RX 350. In spite of some valiant efforts the RX 350 was unclaimed.

Of special note is that Mike Connors is a member of the Listowel Golf Club team. Mike’s son, Corey, a winner at this year’s Texas Valero Open on the PGA Tour has qualified for the season ending PGA Tour Championship, for the Fed Ex Cup, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Next stop is the season ending SRC Championship at Devil’s Pulpit. Congratulations to the 16 clubs that have qualified. They are:

Cutten Fields (SRC Champions – 2010, 2017)

Grand Niagara Golf Club

Whitevale Golf Club

Barrie Country Club

West Haven Golf & Country Club

Saugeen Golf Club

Devil’s Pulpit (defending champion)

Port Colborne Country Club (2000 SRC Champion)

Midland Golf & Country Club

Legacy Ridge Golf Club

Lookout Point Country Club (SRC Champions – 1999, 2004, 2015)

Donalda Golf Club

The Briars Golf & Country Club

The Oaks Golf Club

Sunningdale Golf & Country Club

Listowel Golf Club


Pictured are the Captains from the South West Region Playoff who have qualified for the SRC Championship at Devil’s Pulpit. Left to right: SRC Vice-President and Chairman of the Playoff and Championship Committee, Tom Nederpel; Charles Forder (West Haven Captain and SRC Director); Chris Downs (The Oaks Captain); Mike Lewis (Sunningdale Captain); Ron Wilson (Listowel Captain); Gene Gordon, SRC President.


Closest to the pin winners each received a case of Jackson Triggs Premium wine. Jay Cressman of the Elmira Golf Club (second from left) and Ken Faubert of the Willow Ridge Golf and Country Club (second from right). They are bookended by SRC VP, Tom Nederpel and SRC President, Gene Gordon.


Jay Cressman (second from left) shares his ‘closest to the pin’ winnings, a case of Jackson Triggs premium wines, with his pleased Elmira Golf Club teammates.


Lexus of London sponsored a ‘hole in one for a brand-new Lexus RX 350’ at the South West Region playoff. Pictured are Sales Manager Stephanie Shearsby (left) and Marketing Manager Charisse Marson.