Midland, ON – The Ontario Senior Women’s Championship will host its 60th championship at Midland Golf & Country Club from July 26-28. The tournament, first conducted in 1962, will feature Ontario’s best female golfers 50 and over competing in 54-holes of stroke play.
“Midland Golf and Country Club is a 103-year-old historical and traditional golf course designed by Nicol Thompson,” explains Ian Kirkpatrick, General Manager at Midland Golf and Country Club. “Lined with mature trees, narrow fairways, small greens and natural topography. It is certainly a target golf style that plays longer than the yardage indicates. It is an enjoyable walk in a beautiful park setting.”
Marion Reid (Islington Golf Club Ltd.) is one golfer to watch this week. After a Bronze Medal finish in last year’s event, Reid will be back, looking to claim that top spot. Helene Chartrand (Summerlea Golf Club) is another competitor to look out for in this year’s championship. Chartrand was only three strokes behind Reid in the 2021 championship and will fight for that number one position in this year’s event. The field also includes the 2008 and 2009 winner, Ivy Steinburg.
Awards for the 2021 Ontario Senior Women’s Championship will be presented through a Championship flight and an “A” flight. The Championship flight will see recognition for the Overall Champion and a champion aged 60 years and older. In the “A” flight, there will be both a gross and net champion and a champion aged 70 and older.
Competitors will tee off at 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 26, for round one of the tournament. Check out our Golf Genius Page for qualifying, tee assignments, tee times, and leaderboard information.
About The Ontario Senior Women’s Championship
The inaugural Ontario Senior Women’s Championship was conducted in 1962 and has been contested annually, featuring the province’s best female amateurs age 50 and over.
The event has had several notable past champions, including World Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit, who captured the title six times. Also, the Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Famer Gayle Borthwick picked up the trophy six times. Recent winners include Ivy Steinberg (2008 and 2009), Terrill Samuel (2011, 2020) as well as Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Mary Ann Hayward (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019) and 2017 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Judith Kyrinis (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021).
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 largest 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.
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For more information, please contact:
Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
Adam (AJ) Abraham, Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;