Newsletter Issue # 4 -Jul 2018

Senior Ryder Cup Newsletter - July 2018

 
The 2018 Senior Ryder Cup season is well underway. This 20th year of activity is producing some dramatic results. To July 11th, nine teams have qualified for the playoffs. In one division, the difference between second and third place was one point while there was a two point differential in another division. Defending champion Cutten Fields leads the clubs qualified for the August playoffs. Also qualifying are past champions Lookout Point and London Hunt. Other playoff qualifiers include Brantford, Deer Ridge, The Oaks Golf Club, St Clair Parkway, Galt Country Club and Whistle Bear Golf Club. Please take a minute to visit the Senior Ryder Cup website (www.seniorrydercup.com) under 'Events' 'Division Standings' where you will see there are several other tight divisional races for the playoff spots awarded to the top two teams in each division.
 
Playoffs
 
Plans are well underway for the August playoffs. The Niagara region playoff is at the Dundas Valley G.C. on Tuesday, August 7th, the Central region playoff at the Briars G.C. (Sutton West) on Monday, August 20th, the North East region playoff at Tangle Creek G. & C.C. (Thornton near Barrie) on Tuesday, August 21st and the Southwest region playoff at London's Highland C.C. on Monday, August 27th. Teams that qualify for any of these playoffs will be hearing from the SRC with playoff details.
 
Senior Ryder Cup Championship
 
The top four teams, from each playoff event, qualify for the Championship that is scheduled for the classic and picturesque Saugeen G.C. (est. 1925 - www.saugeengolf.com) on September 14th. The Championship event is expanding to include a practice round, and sponsor reception, on Thursday, September 13th with the Championship being conducted on Friday, September 14th.
 
Some exciting enhancements are planned for the Championship with a number of local Saugeen businesses stepping up to support the event. Saugeen members are committed to make the Championship an event to remember.
 
Senior Golf Website - 'www.seniorgolfcentral.ca'
 
Des Brady of Lookout Point Golf Club has created a comprehensive website to assist clubs conducting senior invitational events in communicating details and providing the key contacts for each event. In addition, the website will include results, and a brief event recap, at the conclusion of each tournament. You are encouraged to check out the website.
Des also has a newsletter - members can subscribe at: https://www.seniorgolfcentral.ca/subscribe/Seniorgolfcentral.ca : The newsletter provides information on individual golf club senior invitational tournaments, GAO senior events, Senior Ryder Cup ,Canadian Senior Golf Association and Golf Canada’s senior tournaments. The site consists of a calendar of events to make planning your season easy, a bi- weekly newsletter of information on what is and has been happening on the Senior Circuit and a tournament results section. Des' goal is to provide timely accurate information on senior golf happenings and related interests.
 
Sponsors
 
Our major sponsors, Callaway Golf, Lexus of London, Jackson Triggs Wines and Visit Tucson are making substantial contributions to the success of the playoffs, and Championship and you are encouraged to support these sponsors. Wayne Bishop, a Senior Ryder Cup Director, is showing his support for Lexus of London.
 
Wayne is pictured receiving keys to his 2018 Lexus from the 2018 Senior Ryder Cup Championship sponsor General Manager, Chris Pinelli. Wayne obtained a better price at Lexus of London than from his local Lexus dealership. Even though Wayne obtained his Lexus in London, warranty work and servicing can be completed at the Lexus dealership nearest his home in Burlington. You are encouraged to contact Lexus of London if you are interested in a Lexus product - new, leased or used. If your team qualifies for the 2018 Championship, Lexus of London will have an extensive number of new Lexus on display at Saugeen Golf and Country Club on September 13 and 14.
 
 
Enjoy the rest of the season and keep it in the short grass!!