Saturday, August 15, 2015

Men's Senior Ryder Cup

The Whitevale team has advanced to the Championship Day of the Senior Ryder Cup (SRC) at Thornhill G&CC on August 31st. SRC is an eight-man team of six seniors and two super seniors playing different 2-man match play formats, all at gross. Sixty-four clubs geographically spread from Oshawa to Windsor to Listowell and upper NY State have been competing in divisions of four clubs. The Whitevale team, Captained by the writer, emerged from competions at home, Summit, Emerald Hills and Scarboro with 59 points, out of a maximum of 96. The team then played in a playoff on August 13 at Dundas Valley GC to eliminate one club. This competition was against Kingsville GC, Highlands GC and Port Colbourne GC. Our pairs of Kevin Hughes and John McCormick, Ron Bell and Declan Dunn, John Trimble and Bob Nebel and Al Swartz with Walt Lemon captured 21 of a possible 24 points to ensure entry to the Championship Day.

The core team included Mike McGarragle, Barry Catterall and Jim Glover, who were unavailable for August 13th. Many thanks to team members Dec Dunn, John McCormick, Ron Bell and John Toman for substituting as required over the summer with great skill and determination. This is Whitevale’s first year in this competition and the participants have enjoyed it immensely.

Please wish the team well for the August 31st Championship Day.

Walt Lemon, Team Captain

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