July 16, 2023
Uxbridge, ON – Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Ontario Adaptive Championship is set to take place at the prestigious Weston Golf & Country Club on July 17-18, 2023. Nearly 40 top athletes from across Canada will take aim to capture a provincial title.
Launched in 2019, the Ontario Adaptive Championship showcases some of Ontario’s best golfers with a disability. Focusing on player development, the championship ensures a proper pathway for high-performing athletes. The world-ranked event will see men and women compete in low gross and net categories.
Looking to capture her fifth straight Ontario title will be Natasha Stasiuk who comes into the championship fresh off her top 5 finish at the USGA Adaptive Championship last week. Stasuik also won a bronze medal at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin earlier this summer. Tess Trojan will be joining Stasiuk in the women’s field also returning from last week’s USGA championship at Pinehurst.
Due to a scheduling conflict, 4-Time Champion Kurtis Barkley will be unable to compete this year setting the stage for a new champion in the Men’s Division. Contenders include last year’s runner-up Chris Willis as well as Russel Aide and Krystian Pushka. Chris Garner, 2022 ALD World Long Drive Champion in the Adaptive Division will also be competing in his 3rd provincial championship.
Annually ranked in the top 100 courses in Canada, Weston Golf & Country Club is no stranger to hosting major events including Arnold Palmer’s first PGA Tour win at the 1955 Canadian Open. More recently they hosted the Ontario Junior Girls Spring Classic in 2010 & 2011.
Round 1 is set to place on Monday morning starting at 8:00 am. Prior to the first tee time, there will be a small ceremony with Minister of Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho, who will open the tournament with the opening tee shot. Tuesday’s final round will also begin at 8:00 am. Spectators are welcome. Click here to view the championship website for pairings and results.
About The Ontario Adaptive Championship
Since 2019, Woodington Lake Golf Club has hosted the Ontario Disability Championship. Played over a 36-hole competition for Men and Women, the Ontario Disability Championship is an inclusive event in which athletes with disabilities compete in a provincial championship environment. The Championship promotes awareness and participation for golfers with disabilities and provides a platform for future talent identification. In addition, the Ontario Disability Championship is a counting event on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the most significant golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario
John Lawrence, Tournament Director